Monday, December 15, 2014

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

Today's post is brought to you by the letter "C".  Sing it with me, guys:

C is for COOKIE, that's good enough for me.
C is for COOKIE, that's good enough for me. 
C is for COOKIE, that's good enough for me...... 
OH, cookie cookie cookie starts with "C".

Also, did you know that Cookie Monster's first name is Sid?  Yep.  The more you know....

Anyhow, it's cookie swapping time around here.  I have actually participated in several this year, which is awesome.  One cannot have too many cookies to share with their friends.  I did the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and was gifted THREE delightful dozens of cookies from my new friends.  Seriously, amazing.  And I sent the same number to other new friends.  This is all kinds of awesome, although I'm not sure what my neighbors think now - I have gotten a TON of mail lately. Eek.  

I feel like I always make plain, chocolate chip cookies, which are amazing, but it's always nice to switch it up.  So, for this, I did some Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwiches.  Basically, you make PB cookies, then glue them together with chocolate.  There are no flaws in this plan, unless you happen to be allergic to peanuts, in which case I cannot help you.  

Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - From Tracey's Culinary Adventures
**Please note that I doubled this - if you're making a normal amount of food, you don't need to do this**. 
2 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, at room temperature (I had to use a little bit of Almond Butter, because 5 cups of PB is apparently more than the giant giant jar I got....who knew)
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
10 Oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate (I used Chocolate Chips)
1 Stick Butter (8oz), cut into pieces

Pre-heat the oven to 350 and spray, line, silpat, etc some cookie sheets. 

In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, sugar, and baking soda, until well mixed.  Then, add the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix until smooth.  Bask in the delight of such a large and beautiful bowl of cookie.  

Use a cookie scoop or two spoons or your hands to plop fairly evenly sized cookies on the pan.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Don't put them too close together, or else you'll end up with MEGACOOKIE.  Which is delicious, but probably damned hard to make into 36 individual sandwiches.  

For the filling, melt it all in your melty vehicle of choice.  Because I'm a rebellious hippie, I don't own a microwave and must do such things on the stove.  I know.  Anyways, melt it, then let it thicken and cool some - I actually put mine in the freezer to expedite this.  

Then, spread a little (or a lottle) chocolate onto the bottom of one cookie.  Wait for it to set up a little bit, and then sammich with another cookie.  Let them firm up before transferring into bags. 

Thank you SO much to the lovely hosts, Lindsay and Julie for hosting this.  I got delicious treats from Lexi and Lexie BitesLauren at Healthy Delicious, and Cyndi at My Kitchen Craze - Almond Crescent Cookies, Eggnog Sugar Cookies, and Gingerbread Kisses respectively.  Jump on over and say hello.  Make sure to check out the treats, because they were YUMMY!! 

I sent my lot to Jessica at Stuck on SweetChelsea at KaTom Blog, and Trang at Wild Whisk.  I hope everyone enjoyed them!!  I had so much fun participating in this :) 

And now, because I feel like it's been a while, here's a picture of Milton sample searching.  Lucky for him, Miya is a pretty easy target and he spent a good part of the day trying to figure out how to completely clean a jar of peanut butter the size of him. 


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