Earlier this week I had a craving for cookies. So I thought about it. I tried to convince myself I didn't want any. Then I tried to convince myself that Aaron needed a treat and that I wouldn't eat too many of them and that I could give some away to other deserving folk. So I made half a batch. I ate many of them. To top it all off I ate the last two which I was supposed to be saving for Aaron because I had eaten more than he had. I seriously needed them though. I think I was experiencing some catastrophic emotional moment. I think.
Anyway I made a batch of the best chocolate/peanut butter goodness recipe out there. Notice that it is the recipe that is the best and not the result. My baking leaves something to be desired but I enjoy it so much I keep trying. HAHA- even the flops contain enough sugar to make them desirable.
The friend I got the recipe from is an amazing baker and her version of these.... WOW. Here's a moment- ice cream pail full of these morsels of perfection. A number of hungry adults pretending to have a deep conversation while trying to subtly inhale as many of these cookies as possible without looking glutenous. I did not succeed. (I think the original recipe is from a Hershey's cookbook?)
Can you believe that I forgot about this recipe for a whole year?!?! This is the first time Aaron's even tasted these. Poor man. I don't think he was enraptured with them as I am though. I believe he thought them too rich. PSHAW. His favorites usually have some sort of fruit in them. FRUIT?! IN COOKIES?! Seriously? Weird.
The Best Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips EVER
(I don't know what they're really called)
1 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup cocoa
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup chocolate chips (I only had white chips)
8-10 minutes at 350 degrees (I have a gas stove and it took about 12 minutes for soft cookies)