i know i mentioned on sunday that christin sent me a lovely package as part of a giveaway on her blog, but i’m not sure if i told you about the amazing peanut butter cookies that she included. they were by far the best peanut butter cookies i have ever eaten. brad and i ate them all within 48 hours, and i’ll be honest and tell you that i ate about 2x as many as he did.
so of course i had to make some more so brad could have his fair share…
christin used this 3-ingredient recipe to make the cookies. so i printed out the recipe, then headed to the kitchen to see what we had. i knew i wanted to make a double batch, but we didn’t have enough plain peanut butter for that. and i also figured i’d try a batch with sucunat in them. after pulling out every ingredient that sounded good, i got to work.
i ended up making 3 versions. first, i followed the recipe exactly.
yum. almost as delicious as the ones christin sent me!
for the second version, i wanted to go with some chocolate cookies.
i used nutella instead of peanut butter. i also used half sucanat and half granulated sugar instead of all granulated sugar.
the batter for this batch was really wet – i definitely should have added something else to absorb some of the moisture. these spread out a lot more than the first version. but oh wow – so so so chewy! if you like your cookies to be chewy, these are for you.
and finally, version number 3, which was both my and brad’s favorite.
for this one i used trader joe’s crunchy peanut butter with flaxseed that lindsay sent me. i also added about 1/3 cup of peanut butter and milk chocolate chips to the batter.
these have awesome consistency and flavor. i really like crunchy peanut butter in this recipe – it adds a little extra to the cookies!
we are loving our container full of peanut butter cookie deliciousness!
and i had no idea there were so many venison-loving sarah learns readers! i do have to admit, those meatballs were pretty delicious the other night. i do give the recipe some credit – those were great flavors – but i do thing the venison gave it a little something extra.
today one of my friends in my program is giving her exit seminar and i have to cheer her on & take notes since mine is in exactly 3 months – eek! an exit seminar is one of the graduation requirements for a phd in my program, so it’s kind of a big deal to do yours. we’re going to grab a drink or two afterwards to celebrate her success!
have a good thursday!
what’s your favorite kind of cookie?
i like them all.
do you feel the need to try a bunch of versions when you make treats?
i don’t know why, but whenever i’m making something sweet, i get the urge to make different variations. that doesn’t really happen as often when i make savory things. hmmm…Pin It