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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

a new trick for an old dog....

Everybody knows the four (or five) ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe, right? Mix peanut butter, egg, sugar, salt together, form and bake cookies, DONE?  Not much more to it than that, but there are variations out there.
I love that recipe, and always add a 1/2 cup peanuts and a half cup choco chips, mmmmm!
But thought to myself yesterday "there is no reason to NOT add 1/4 cup cocoa powder too..." and I did and OH my, sooo tasty!
A peanut butter cup cookie! Sort of.

Our young cousin is visiting.  She kicked our asses AGAIN at blackjack...I don't know why we invite her over if she is gonna be so poorly behaved ;)  Our piggy bank lost some weight in pennies yesterday...
ANYWAY, she started working in a commercial bakery quite young, and comes from a family of bakers AND she is a restaurant critic for the Cornell Sun. So, young, but experienced, a foodie.

She knows this recipe too.  I was telling her "this is good with the cocoa powder, but they are a little more crumbly than they should be, cocoa powder is drying things a little" and she tells me what I should have guessed myself "melt some chocolate and mix THAT in!" and it is like AHA! A nice way to add moisture and stickiness. Then these peanut butter cookies would be triple chocolate.... I'll let you know how it turns out when I get to it next week...

(note:  alert dog trying to steal cookies down there)


~ Sil in Corea said...

Oh Sakes alive! Those look so GOOD! I want some!!!

Lori Buff said...

Those look really delicious and so easy.

Anonymous said...

Triple chocolate anything is good.
She looks to sweet to be a card shark!

smalltownme said...

It's always fun to mix it up!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

Yes please! Very convenient that you already have my address! :)

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I am a full-time studio potter, sculptor, and dog walker, married to superhawt Missus Tastycake.