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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies

There is not much I can say about these cookies except OH MY! I'm not quite sure if I'm super happy that I found this recipe online, or if I'm scared to have found it because they are so incredibly good that I can almost hear them calling out to  me from the kitchen, even as I'm typing this. I made these for my beautiful mom for her birthday. She LOVED them!! In fact, she asked for the recipe so she can make them for her church group. So be warned before you make these that it will be impossible to stop at one two three four....ok TEN cookies. Yes, they are that yummy! Then again, with chocolate and peanut butter, what could possibly go wrong? Perfect marriage of flavors!

I am so thankful to have stumbled onto the original recipe on Pinterest.
It can be found here:
http://easybaked.net/2011/04/01/black-bottom-peanut-butter-cookies/
This is a great site and if you get a chance you should check out some of the wonderful recipes on her blog!

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips (you can substitute dark or milk chocolate chips)

*This will make about 18 cookies. You can double the recipe if you wish to  make more!

Preheat oven to 350°
In a bowl, mix together the peanut butter sugar and egg. Mix until combined well. Roll the dough into medium size balls and place on cookie sheet. Use a fork to make the criss cross design on the top of the cookie. Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes. Cool completely.

Melt the chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave. Lay out a sheet of wax paper. On the wax paper, dollop a "puddle" of 2 teaspoons of melted chocolate. Push a cooled cookie into the puddle of chocolate until it seeps out the edges evenly on all sides. Do this with all the cookies. Take the extra melted chocolate and scoop it into a baggie. Cut off one teeny tiny corner of the baggie. Squeeze the chocolate out while making back and forth motions over the cookies. This will drizzle the melted chocolate over the tops of the cookies. Let them sit for about an hour or until the chocolate has completely lost all it's gloss and has firmed up completely.

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