Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Hi!  It is already day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  December is flying by.  Today is all about cookies.  Christmas cookies are a big deal.  I used to have to make 20 dozen each year as a fundraiser for a group I belong to.  It was quite a production.  These days I don’t really make too many cookies anymore.  For this post I dusted off my mixing bowl and gave it my best shot.  Check out these chocolate peanut butter cookies.

 

I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and these are similar and you can make them yourself! These chocolate peanut butter cookies turned out yummy! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These taste really good but are really sweet! As I have mentioned in previous posts I am not a baker/cook…but I wanted to try something from scratch for this cookie recipe day.  Hindsight is 20/20 right?  This wasn’t the best idea in the world.

I found this recipe on Pinterest from omgchocolatedesserts.com  and I thought it would be pretty easy.  The first part went really well.  I mixed up the ingredients then followed the instructions for pressing the dough into the pan.  

 

I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and these are similar and you can make them yourself! These chocolate peanut butter cookies turned out yummy! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Then after letting it firm up I removed it from the pan and starting cutting out my shapes with the cookie cutters.  I used a snowman and a snowflake which ended up looking like a little flower. 

I was so excited that all was going well so far that I didn’t even snap a photo of my cute, wintery cookie dough shapes.

 

I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and these are similar and you can make them yourself! These chocolate peanut butter cookies turned out yummy! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

 

Where It All Started To Go South

After the snowmen and flakes had firmed up in the freezer it was time to give them a chocolate dip.  This is where my happy, holidaycookie story turns dark.  

I had so much trouble with melting the chocolate.  Peggy googled my issues and it said I had scorched it.  It was going along nicely until it started chunking up and turning dull (not shiny).  Then it was all balled up and would not melt again.  

So I tried again.  The same thing happened but I had a couple of the cookies dipped before it started.  

I still had some chocolate chips left so I used the double boiler technique which I should have started with and it worked much better…sort of. 

The snowmen were too big and the heads kept breaking off so I just used the snowflakes.  This is why I don’t bake.  Lol!  I need a lot of practice.   These are some of the better cookies.  And after they were in the fridge I was able to remove the extra drippy chocolate pieces and make most of them look pretty good. 

 

I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and these are similar and you can make them yourself! These chocolate peanut butter cookies turned out yummy! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Here is my final result.

 

I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and these are similar and you can make them yourself! These chocolate peanut butter cookies turned out yummy! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

They would make a nice packaged little gift in a fun box.

 

I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and these are similar and you can make them yourself! These chocolate peanut butter cookies turned out yummy! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Or as the perfect cookie for Santa.

 

I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and these are similar and you can make them yourself! These chocolate peanut butter cookies turned out yummy! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

I think these cookies taste delish and an experienced baker would not have the issues I had so please try them.  And let me know how they turn out for you.  

 

I love Reeses Peanut Butter cups and these are similar and you can make them yourself! These chocolate peanut butter cookies turned out yummy! - www.michellejdesigns.com

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle

 

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8 Comments

  1. Jenny

    These look so good. Baking can have ups and downs for sure. Plus chocolate and peanut butter is an amazing combination.

    08 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Jenny! They taste really, really good. I just wish I had treated the chocolate a little better. Apparently scorching isn’t good. LOL!

      08 . 12 . 2017
  2. Peggy

    Oh, man! I laughed really hard at the part where the snowmen heads fell off! LOL! You could embrace it and make it a Calvin and Hobbs kind of theme! 😀

    Glad you were able to at least enjoy the taste!

    11 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Peggy! Yes it was truly a disaster and the poor snowmen. They did taste good. LOL

      11 . 12 . 2017
  3. Amanda | Domestically Creative

    Even if they gave you trouble they still look good (and I’m sure taste good too!) Melting chocolate can be a huge pain. I find that using Nestle Tollhouse Morsels and melting them in the microwave at 20 sec intervals is the trick to not scorching it. OR you can buy parafin wax and add a small amount in with the chocolate to give it a creamy and shiny consistency. But dipping anything in chocolate can be a huge pain in the you know what.

    14 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Thank you Amanda for the parafin wax tip. I would have never thought of that! My friend told me about the microwave way too. I should have asked people before I started! Next time will be easier.

      15 . 12 . 2017
  4. Emily @DomesticDeadline.com

    These sound sooooo good! I had a few baking fails this year, I’ve gotten out of practice since I hated my old kitchen and had to deal with it for 2 years!

    27 . 12 . 2017
    • Michelle

      Hi Emily. I really don’t like baking or cooking at all. I would much rather be crafting, painting or creating some digital product. LOL! But, these did end up tasting good they just didn’t look that great. I will work on it. LOL! Glad you got to get a new kitchen. That sounds lovely!

      30 . 12 . 2017

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