Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies From Heaven

Friday, January 19, 2007

Heaven in a tin

I kid you not. That's what the recipe is called - Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies From Heaven.

Having a soft spot for catchy names and after running through the recipe to see if it was practical, I decided to give it a try.

Verdict: The taste is from heaven but with the recipe requiring 1 cup of butter and peanut butter each, the calories are most definitely from hell. It's one of those evil melting thingies, deceptively crumbly that feels like nothing in your mouth. You aren't quite sure if you just had a cookie or not, so you reach for another. And another. Before you realise the damage you're doing to your hips, you've downed 6 pieces.

This recipe, in my case, yielded 106 cookies (dough size of about 1.5 tsp each). So I did what I always do: Give most of them away, just keeping a little for ourselves. I packed them up in bundles:

What, you didn't think I'd eat everything, did you?!

Click here for your bit of heaven.

Note: One cup of peanut butter might seem excessive in theory but once baked, it doesn't overpower the general taste of the cookie. Instead, it only gives a hint of peanut and leaves a slight cloying aftertaste.

As for the type of peanut butter, I used the creamy ones, hence, cookies with a smoother texture.

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The Dutchess of Cookalot whipped this up at 9:12 am

4 calories
Your cookies look really heavenly. Though just as well that I won't get to eat them as just looking at them alone I'm sure I've put on a few hundred grammes already...:-)
OMG, these really look heavenly...yummy!

What will u be baking for CNY?
Beau Lotus: These are too rich for me as well. Besides, I don't like peanuts in all its various forms very much. Well, maybe in satay sauce. :P My son has been scoffing them down and then there are the guests who come for coffee - they've been helping me eat up everything.
Jestina: I'm not going to do too much for CNY as we don't celebrate it here. Probably just pineapple tarts and kueh bangkit.
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