Chocolate, Cookies, Kid Friendly, Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I love a good cookie.

And after working so hard for over a month to avoid carbs, well…. it was time for a cookie!

I have to be honest. I’d prefer a plain chocolate chip cookie most days but for some reason, I wanted to try something different.

I was thinking bar cookies would be my best bet, but when I came across this recipe I decided to try it instead.

Of course I doubled it because I think it’s crazy to make a batch of cookies so small that they’re gone within hours. I’d really prefer they hang around for awhile.

These cookies are delicious! They are so chewy on the inside with just the right amount of crunch on the outside.

Now, to get back to the low carbs…

After I have one more cookie.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups peanut butter (I used creamy but you could use crunchy as well)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pkg Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Cream butter and sugars.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat til fluffy.
  4. Add flour, soda and salt and mix until all ingredients are combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop on ungreased cookie sheet with cookie scoop, flatten a bit with your hand, bake approximately 13 minutes or until the edges become golden brown.

This makes 8 dz. Can half the batch for 4 dz cookies.

http://www.becauseican.me

recipe found on and adapted from The Baking Chocolatess .

Much love,

Teauna

Cake, Chocolate, dessert

Chocolate Dream Cake

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Do you have one of those desserts that you just think of a lot?

This one is like that for me.

It seems like when people ask me to bring a dessert somewhere, this is the one that pops in my mind.

Not only is it super simple, but it is also a real crowd pleaser!

This is the perfect recipe to whip up quick for a delicious dessert for any get-together, potluck or simply just because it is so delicious!

Chocolate Dream Cake should become a staple recipe in every home, especially in the summer months.  Because it’s cooled, it seems even more satisfying when it’s warm outside and you’re enjoying a delicious cooled dessert.

 

Chocolate Dream Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix*, prepared as directed on box
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding, prepared as directed on box, PIE directions.
  • 1 8 oz brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Mid-size container cool whip, thawed
  • Shaved chocolate (buy your favorite chocolate bar and grate the outside chocolate over the cake and eat the rest of the candy bar… you’re welcome. Or use chocolate sprinkles like these.)

Directions:

  1. Prepare chocolate cake as directed on box.
  2. Pour into greased 15×10 cookie sheet.
  3. Bake as directed and cool COMPLETELY.
  4. Prepare pudding as directed for PIE on the box. It usually takes 1/4 cup less milk to make it a thicker consistency.
  5.   Let the pudding set up.
  6.   Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar until nice and smooth.  Add pudding and whip together until combined well.  Spread over cooled cake.
  7. Spread container of cool whip over pudding layer.
  8. I like to put chocolate bars in the freezer then use a grater to grate chocolate or vegetable peeler to make curls up the side of the chocolate bar.  But chocolate sprinkles work well too!  Just use what you’ve got 🙂
  9. Chill until ready to serve.  Refrigerate any left overs! {Yeah… that’s funny around here too! }

*use a good quality chocolate cake mix.  I like Betty Crocker’s Triple Chocolate Fudge or German Chocolate. But there are a bunch of good ones out there.

http://www.becauseican.me

Much love,

Teauna