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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Peanut Butter Cookies & PB-Chocolate Swirl

2015 has started and I haven't even blogged yet! What is my deal?!
So far this year has been exciting for me!
I GRADUATED college!
Yep, it is true! I finished my bachelor's degree with Southern New Hampshire University in Creative Writing.
So...I am officially in debt and waiting for my piece of paper diploma that proves the $40k was worth it :)
I also kicked off this year with a job change!
A big change for me. I have been home the past few years with my daughter and running a daycare in my home, so working outside of the house is a big change!
Even though it is only a few blocks away from my house, 4 days a week, and only during school hours, it is a big change!
But, the best part of it is that I really enjoy it! (I'm working a pre-school as a para)
The hours are great for a mommy and I still get to work on all my other stuff easily with the hours.
The thing is...I just haven't had time to do much else (like blogging, baking, writing) because I'm trying to get everything in order for my daughter's big birthday party next weekend.
She will be six. Seriously. {hear my heart break?}
And oh yeah - a little thing called GILMORE GIRLS is on NETFLIX is occupying all my spare time.
Yes. That is the honest truth. I'm lame, but I finally have the time to binge-watch shows and I am doing it!!
No schoolwork eating up all my Sunday and evenings is just AMAZING!

Enough about me.
What's new?
Well this recipe is for me!
I received a delicious jar of the new spread from Reese's. You may have heard about it?
It is a peanut butter chocolate spread, rivaling Nutella's spread...
Well I received a jar from influenster.com in exchange for an honest review.
So here it is.


Reese's Spreads Peanut Butter Chocolate is scrumptious!
My daughter eats it by the spoonful.
Really, she does.
And I may have dipped in a time or two also.
But, of course that was after we made these cookies!
We made traditional peanut butter cookies (if you follow my blog at all, you'd know they are my daughter's aboslute favorite cookie) but we kicked it up a notch and mixed in the spread to make a chocolatey swirl in the cookie.
The chocolate is just enough to make it taste like a little something wonderful.

The spread itself is a wonderful combination. Not too much chocolate, not too much peanut butter.
Reese's really created a wonderful combination with this. They blend together really well!
If you haven't tried it yet, pick some up when you go to the store next. You will not be disappointed!

We also eat it on toast, with some banana slices, on vanilla wafers, graham crackers, and we even melted it down a bit and swirled it in with our vanilla ice cream. YUM!

Peanut Butter Cookies & PB-Chocolate Swirl

by Emily Chhouy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 min
Ingredients (48 cookies)
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, room tempterature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup Reese's Spreads (peanut butter chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (for rolling)
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together the peanut butter and butter.
Add the sugars, egg and vanilla.
Beat well.
Mix in the flour until combined.
Warm the peanut butter chocolate spread in the microwave for 30 seconds, drizzle half of the spread over the cookie dough.
Gently fold into the dough.
Repeat with the other half of the spread.
Roll into 1-inch sized balls, roll in sugar (if desired) and place on ungreased baking sheet.
Press with fork design and bake for 8 minutes, until puffed in the center and slightly browned on the edges.
Let sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing and letting cool on a rack.
Store in an airtight container.
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