Monday, July 4, 2011

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

There's nothing particularly patriotic about these... 

Except that they are a deliciously chocolaty cookie that you can have ready in under 15. 

I picked up a few jars of the Chocolate Peanut Butter spread from Grocery Outlet. And I thought hmmm.... if you use peanut butter for peanut butter cookies, why not try this for chocolate peanut butter cookies?!?!?! 

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies 
1 Cup chocolate peanut butter (or sub regular peanut butter) 
1/2 unrefined sugar 
1 egg 
Either extra sugar or chia seeds to coat 

Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix the first 3 ingredients in a bowl and then attempt to shape into balls (it's tough) and roll in sugar or chia seeds. 

You can't lick the bowl because there is a raw egg, but you can lick the measuring cup!!! 

Place them on a greased cookie sheet, press down a criss-cross with a fork and then bake for 10-12 minutes. 

They will harden as they cool - trust me. Or you can do like I do and try to eat one too quickly: it will crumble, but then it's OK to eat because it was a dud anyway. There are still 11 more cookies. And it's gluten free! 

We have a feast in the making for this afternoon - BBQing with some hot buns, fresh salad from our CSA, chips with homemade mango salsa and guac, corn-on-the-cob (or "corn" as Ross insists; that's how corn comes), and watermelon, possibly blended with rum. And vodka. It's actually very likely. And these cookies! 

Happy 4th of July!!!


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Oh boy patriotic or not, that would be one delicious treat. Chocolate and peanut butter bliss! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cookies up.

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Thanks for coming by and linking your cookies to Sweets for a Saturday. Feel free to join the party again anytime.