A little treat for my coworkers....just a little something to get them
through our most recent 12-hour sale!
Chocolate Heart Peanut Butter Cookies
adapted from a peanut butter cookie recipe at joy of baking.com
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 large egg
1 teas. pure vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teas. baking soda
1/4 teas. salt
1/2 cup chopped peanuts or 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of your electric mixer ( or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy ( about 2-3 minutes). Beat in the peanut butter. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the peanut butter mixture and beat until incorporated. Fold in the chopped peanuts , if using. If the batter is too soft to form into balls, place in the refrigerator for about an hour or until firm)
Roll batter into 1 inch balls place about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets and slightly flatten with your palm. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and press chocolate hearts in the center. Place on wire rack to cool. Can be stored at room tempurature, in an airtight container, for about a week.
Makes about 40 cookies.
They were gone in minutes!!!
I think they liked them.
This is Lucy.
She is my 2 year old Alaskan Malamute that loves, loves,
LOVES peanut butter!!! The entire time that I was in the kitchen making these cookies she was right there hoping that I would drop a tasty morsel on the floor for her to sample. I don't give her chocolate, but I did make a "Lucy cookie" with
out the chocolate heart.
I know, she is hopelessly spoiled.