Chocolate and peanut butter – It just works

Chocolate cookies with peanut butter

Hershey really knew what he was doing when he created the Reese’s cup back in 1928 (Thanks Wikipedia!)
You really can’t go wrong with combining peanut butter and chocolate. Well, I guess you kind of can if you’re the type of person who hates chocolate (shame on you!) or you have a fatal peanut allergy….
But outside of that, chocolate and peanut butter just work. This weird brownie cookie, peanut butter stuffed creation was no exception to the rule either.

A ball of cookie dough, stuffed with peanut butter
Unfortunately, I don’t have a recipe for these, though.

Chocolate cookie dough with peanut butter filling buckeyes (This one looks like a buckeye!)

They were inspired by some long-forgotten chocolate cookie I found online, but during a heated moment of peanut butter craving, I tried stuffing them with a peanut butter and powdered sugar filling.

Cookie dough too dry
I quickly realized that trying to create a pocket in the somewhat-dry cookie dough and then filling it with peanut butter was rather tedious….not to mention kind of messy and ugly.
Use a muffin tin to fill cookies
And because I wanted cookies *now*, I moved to creating a base and “top” out of cookie dough and dropping dollops of peanut butter in the middle instead.
Cookies made in a muffin tin with peanut butter filling
The result wasn’t really any prettier, but it did seem a lot faster and easier.
Put the top layer of chocolate on filled cookies in a muffin tin Cooked muffin tin cookies
And the result was tasty regardless. They look drier in the pictures than they really were. The oil from the peanut butter soaked into the surrounding chocolatey goodness, leaving an almost brownie-like coating around the peanut butter center, but with crunchy edges.
Reese's peanut butter filled chocolate cookie brownies recipe
They were the perfect blend of brownie/cookie with ooey gooey peanut butter in the middle. If you’re the type who likes the chewy edges on brownies, but a soft middle, these are wondermous. It’s a shame I didn’t record the ingredients I used at the time, but oh well.

Top 7 Geeky Cookie Cutters by WarpZone Prints on Etsy (Guest post)

(Today’s guest post is brought you by my geeky sister, Kayla.)

Who could resist these geeky cookie cutters? WarpZone Prints has many more but these are merely my favorite.

7. 1-Up Mushroom from Super Mario Bros
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6. Dalek from Doctor Who
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5.Wizard Hat
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4. Tardis from Doctor Who
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3.Classic 8-bit Heart
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2. Goomba from Super Mario Bros
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Look at the detail!
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1. Block and Coins form Super Mario Bros
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You can even create a 3D version!
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Have another Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich penguin!

Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookies. They look like penguins with a marshmallow belly, Tootsie roll arms, carnival peanut nose and feat. Nutter butters change shape to round cookie instead now.

Can you tell what each of the toppings used is? I couldn’t figure out what the white was to begin with, but after seeing the tutorial over at Hungry Happenings, I felt silly for not recognizing it.

I couldn’t even make this right now if I wanted to unfortunately. Did you know that they changed the shape to just being round cookies? Yeah, it’s pretty lame. :(

And I’m pretty sure if I used round cookies for these, they would turn out to be the most deformed little penguins ever.

Actually, this penguin plush toy might take the cake on that one:

 Round penguin ball. Deformed fat penguin.

But they’d be rough regardless, so I’ll just drool over the penguins above instead. It’s not like I really like Nutter Butters anyway…. I only want to play with them. :P