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Kris Kross Cookies

Kris Kross will make you Crunch..Crunch. I know not everyone will get the reference but the link is amusing.

I have gone back to basics with this post. I made peanut butter cookies. There are no add-ins, no frosting, nothing. It doesn’t even have flour. This lack of four made me highly suspicious and I’m still not committed to this recipe. I got the recipe from allrecipes.com. They had just found me a great sugar cookie recipe so I figured I could trust them. Well like I said these came out interesting.

It started off fine with mixing the peanut butter and the sugar. Look at that crystalline goodness.

 

Things still seemed on the up and up after all the ingredients were mixed.

 

Then I rolled little once inch balls of dough and criss-crossed them with a fork. It seemed like I was going to have some GREAT cookies.

 

Then I met the cookies. “Oh, hey cookies, you’re so flat and crunchy.” What is this work of the devil?  (I despise such cookie types. )

 

I then bake the next batch for a  significantly shorter time. These are doughy but still not what I would say is the “best” peanut butter cookie. It just looks sad. I want to be happy when I’m eating a peanut butter cookie. These cookies just remind me of my deflated dreams of getting more homework done tonight. Needless to say I will be trying another peanut butter cookie recipe to redeem this blasphemy.

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Gobble Gobble

Well Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. I’m not a fan of pie crust, stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, turkey skin…So I guess you could say I like turkey, corn, squash, and pie filling. For some reason I feel unAmerican by stating this but I just feel like there are better foods to eat. I digress. So to get in the Thanksgiving spirit I made some peanut butter cookies with a white chocolate peanutbutter glaze. The glaze took this cookie from I will never make this again to…I’d make this again and bake the cookies for less time.

The recipe I used is linked below. I did make some modifications.I decided to use a little less sugar and added some applesauce to replace the 1/4 cup of extra butter.

http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/5366/REESE%27S-Chewy-Chocolate-Cookies.aspx

These modifications may have been my downfall.  I guess I will try making the recipe as stated or just find a better chocolate cookie recipe. My glaze though was super easy and made these cookies delicious.

GLAZE

  • white chocolate candy melts
  • peanut butter
  • food coloring

Melt the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Stir in peanut butter to taste. I added about 1/4 cup of peanut butter to almost a cup of un-melted candy melts. Then mix in food coloring for any colors you desire. I just did orange and red because I wanted semi-realistic turkey cookies. In another mood I made have gone with blue and white turkeys.

Me eating a cookie before the glaze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me eating the cookie with the glaze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clearly, you can see the glaze is worth it. So now more pictures!

Week 10 SURPRISE Cupcakes!

 

Since I gained an hour from good ol’ daylight savings time I figured I should do something productive at 8am in the morning. It was too early to go do work so I decided I would bake. It being the week before I had 2 projects due and 2 homework assignments due and oh,yes, a research abstract due there wasn’t time to get fancy. To still make something new, I decided to mix a regular chocolate cupcake with my peanut butter filling. Such a good idea….

 

These are the ingredients that made this happen minus the oil. I had forgotten to include that in the photo. Also, yes I am inadvertently endorsing products. Yay Wegmans and the Pillsbury doughboy.

My Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3-1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar

I used my “magic” spoon to mix this. It’s so awesome with its blue sparkles.

Two worlds are about to collide. (also this is a funny video I suggest watching http://www.thelonelyisland.com/video/two-worlds-collide-reba-mcentire)

 

Time to fill the cupcakes!

Layer 1


 

 

 

 

 

 

Layer 2

Layer 3

Since I always like to try as many new things as possible when I bake. I also made a coffee chocolate chip cupcake. I added some instant coffee to the batter. So here are the two cupcakes all frosted.

 

This is what the peanut butter filled cupcake looks like inside.

And why not include more photos. No one really wants to read about food. It’s much better to eat it or look at it.

These have a nice hint of coffee. I used about a TBS of the instant grounds then added a little water.

Fin.