Archive | December, 2013

#30DaysOfCookies on hiatus

11 Dec

Hey everyone – an update on 30 days of cookies.

As of now, it’ll officially be 30 days of (non-consecutive) cookies due to work travel and a bad case of the stomach flu…and let’s be honest, nothing pairs less well with the stomach flu than cookies.

I’ll be picking up the quest again later this week, so keep an eye out – but for now, feel free to use any of the recipes I’ve already posted for your holiday cookie swaps – then come back here and tell me how the recipes worked!

Peanut butter, peanut, and white chocolate chip cookies

3 Dec

Fun fact: I actually didn’t like peanuts until a few months ago, when my favorite local bartender, at Mockingbird Hill, insisted that I try a few peanuts with my Los Arcos (sherry). Game. Changer.

Now, of course, I stress eat peanuts so I always have a few jars at home…and what better way to eat them than in delicious cookies?

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Peanut butter, peanut, and white chocolate chip cookies

2 cups flour

2 tablespoons baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

1/2 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

2/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts

2 tsp vanilla

1) Preheat the oven to 350.

2) In a stand mixer, combine sugars, peanut butter, and butter. Mix in eggs and vanilla.

3) Mix together flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently mix into the stand mixer.

4) Add in peanuts and white chocolate chips, then roll cookies into balls and cook for 13 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

Salted Chocolate Cookies

1 Dec

Hey folks.

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve seen my kitchen table without cookies, which must mean we’re getting close to the end of this challenge, right?

My newest approach to 30 Days of Cookies has been begging my friends to find new recipes or flavor combinations for me to play with, since I’m just not that creative. Luckily, my friend settled on salted chocolate and I found this great Brown Eyed Baker recipe to play with. All in all, these were delicious – and more importantly, super easy.

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Salted Chocolate Cookies

1┬╝ cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
11  tablespoons salted butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt (I used kosher salt)
1 teaspoon vanilla

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2) In a stand mixer, combine butter and both kinds of sugar. Mix in vanilla.

3) In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and sea salt

4) Mix dry ingredients into the stand mixer – the dough will be crumbly

5) Roll into balls, and cook for 12 minutes. Let cool slightly, then sprinkle with additional kosher salt

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