I have a fever, and the only prescription is MORE CUPCAKES!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
A Tale of Two Cookies
I own and love the baking book from Rosies, a local bakery that makes (among other things) the best brownies in existence. I originally had a craving for a Peanut Butter cookie with chocolate chips. I started with her basic recipe
Ingredients 1 stick butter, room temp 1/2 cup + 1tsp white sugar 1/2 cup + 1 tsp brown sugar, packed 1 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups + 2tbsp all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda
Instructions combine dry ingredients Cream butter and sugar Add egg, vanilla and peanut butter Gradually add dry ingredients Chill dough for a few hrs Bake at 350 for 8-10 min
Alterations For the peanut butter cookies, I only did a half cup of each sugar, and added a tablespoon of honey (peanut butter and honey sandwiches are a favorite treat of mine). I also added peanut butter anc chocolate chips and an extra 1/4 tsp salt to balance the honey. Also, to chill the cookies I rolled them into tubes, wrapped them in cling wrap and threw them in the freezer for an hour. Then when you want cookies, preheat the oven, slice and bake
These cookies led to another idea: nutella cookies. I replaced the peanutbutter with nutella, only added 1/2 cup of each sugar, and upped the salt ( I did a whole teaspoon, next time I would do 3/4). I also added an additional 1/2 tsp of hazlenut extract because we had it on hand, a half cup chopped hazlenuts and a cup of white chocolate chips. I am pleased with the result.