Monday, December 13, 2010

Peanut Butter - Chocolate Cookies

I was in the mood for cookies yesterday afternoon.  This is a rare event for me - usually, I don't want baked goods but yesterday, I would have killed someone for a GF goodie.  I think it's this time of year, with the chaos of the holidays and the constant no-sun, that makes me crave these things.

So, after spending 30 minutes trying to talk myself out of baking, I finally relented and dug into my "Recipes to Try" bookmarks for a cookie recipe I could make with the limited baking items that I have in the house.  That's when I uncovered the yummy "Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies" recipe.  Yes, it's a simple recipe (four whole ingredients) but these were perfect to crush the cookie craving I was battling that afternoon ... and my kids LOVE them. 

I did make one change - I added two tablespoons of Hershey Cocoa Powder to turn them into Peanut Butter - Chocolate Cookies.  They ended out great! 

If you do decide to add chocolate, please learn from my mistake  and lower the temp to 325 degrees and watch the cookies after 8 minutes.  No one likes burnt cookies!  Also, treat these like chocolate chip cookies when baking - you want to pull them out when the outer edge starts browning even though the center may not seem done.  Then set them off to the side and let the cool a little before you pull them off the tray. 

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