May 1, 2009

Remember that thing about eating healthy....


Well that is out the door! Ladies, would you all back me up when I say that at certain times of the month (guys, don't squirm too much, this is as in depth as I'm going to go), we are simply slaves to our cravings. I mean all the good intentions in the world aren't going to fight off the chocolate, then salty, then sweet, then sour, and back to chocolate cravings. We might as well just throw up our hands, eat what we are craving, and get over the guilt cause it's all mother nature's fault. It has absolutely nothing to do with complete lack of self control. Or at least, this is what I like to tell myself. Note - this is only a good excuse for a limited amount of time, and if you start using it every day you will certainly be the size of a house. :)

So what's a gal to do when she has dutifully passed up on the Oreos in the grocery store so that there aren't any sweets around the house to "cheat" with, but is ready to bang on her neighbors door begging for a snickers? Make these chocolate and peanut butter cookies. You already have the ingredients on hand, and will be able to indulge your gluttony without anyone else being the wiser. And I can just about guarantee they will tame even your wildest of cravings. It's like getting a zpack from the doctor, it will cure just about anything. So give in and make a few cookies (cause you know that sugar-free pudding isn't going to fool you). And when you are feeling nice and satisfied, give the rest away. Maybe karma will even throw you a bone for spreading around the goods and you'll magically start craving celery. 

We are off to Vegas for the weekend, so hopefully some of that karma will be working our way. Heck, I'm just hoping I don't get swine flu on the flight there!

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

1 1/4 cups AP flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter, at room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temp
1 tablespoon milk
1 cup chocolate chips (I like the mini chips the best)
  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, or mixer, beat together the butter and PB until light and fluffy.
  • Add in both sugars and continue beating until smooth.
  • Stir in the egg and milk.
  • Stir the dry ingredients into the wet.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Place teaspoon size balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, then press gently with the back of a fork.
  • Bake for about 10 mintues (the cookies are best slightly undercooked, as they will harden quickly when taken out of the oven).
  • Place cookies on racks to cool.

26 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

These sound perfect for that time of the month. Heck, they sound perfect anytime.. Have fun in Vegas, hope you hit it lucky.

Scate said...

Peanut butter is a must to really scratch that sweet itch. These cookies look great - and will replace my normal weekly boring chocolate chip batch!

Sara said...

Have a great time in Vegas! These cookies sound delicious, I have a jar of white chocolate peanut butter in the house, I bet it would be great in this recipe.

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious cookies! Have a fun time in Vegas!

Mary said...

Enjoy your trip. The cookies look fantastic. Take a few on the plane.

Aimée said...

Wow, those look awesome. I don't even try to survive without cookies, it's hopeless.

Have fun in Vegas!

Chef Fresco said...

Mmm these look so good! I love peanut butter and chocolate more than anything - I'm definitely going to make these!

Lavanya said...

delicious cookies..we have booked going to vegas in may mid week..i am laso fearing abt the same :)
Have Fun in vegas:)

Kerstin said...

PB and chocolate cookies sound heavenly all the time to me :)

I hope you have a fabulous time in Vegas!

Justin Schwartz said...

no squirming... i crave peanut butter and chocolate all day long, every day

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Haha well I now you're really begging me to promote my Sugar Smackdown! teleseminar. Get in control of sugar cravings, even during THAT time of the month :-) http://tinyurl.com/cdcpub

dessertobsessed said...

hahaha you sound just like me! i am definitely on my way to becoming the size of a house... good luck in vegas!

Elra said...

Well said dear... I completely agree!
Now please give me some of those cookies.

noble pig said...

Oh geez...my two week in the knees ingredients! Sound yummy to the core!

Emily said...

VEGAS! Have funnn! I'm going in June and I'm so excited. I want to hear all about it.

These cookies look exceptional. I could use one right now, if you know what I mean. Flo is in town and she's being a b*tch.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Yum! Have a fun and safe trip. Don't forget to pack your mask. :)as

Junglefrog said...

Those look absolutely perfect for that time of the month...:) Have fun in vegas!!

Melissa said...

Those look so good!

Juliana said...

Vegas? We just came back a week ago... it was great and lots of fun.
These cookies look so good...love chocolate chips cookies.

Sophie said...

MMMMMM....these cookies look so lovely delicious!
have a great weekend!

Maria said...

Choco and PB! YUM! Have fun in Vegas!

Grace said...

i battle my cravings every single day, but of course they're a bit more urgent and irresistible every now and then. your cookies look fabulous, and they'd almost make me forget about that monthly visit from "aunt ruby"...

sugarlens said...

Chocolate + peanut butter = WINNER!

Hope you are having fun in Vegas. Win big!

~Dana said...

Those cookies look divine!

Jamie said...

I am absolutely with you on that! All of it! These cookies sound just scrumptious! Gotta try them!

Have fun in Vegas!

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