Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

February 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

J: Yes, that is a long title.  Anything shorter wouldn’t capture the full awesomeness of these cookie bars.  These were born out of the idea of making some combination of cookies and brownies; we eventually decided on trying to combine two recipes, but ended up really just using one and making a few minor changes.  They turned out closer to cookie bars than to the delightful cookie-brownie marriage we’d initially envisioned, but they were ridiculously addictive nonetheless.  And SO EASY!

post-baking, pre-slicing-and-devouring

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January 25, 2011 § 3 Comments

J: As soon as I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen, it was like I put blinders on every other kind of dessert.  I HAD to make these, and I would not be satisfied until I had made them and consumed as many of them as my body could hold (surprisingly few, as it turned out; these are absurdly rich!).  I am, as I have admitted, a chocolate-peanut butter addict, and as a consequence most Reese’s products are my kryptonite.  But these little spheres of ambrosia have simultaneously helped and irrevocably damaged me: Reese’s just aren’t as satisfying anymore, which I suppose is good considering all the preservatives and chemicals that go into them, but now I can’t get my chocolate-PB fix without something as amazing as this.  So, you have been warned.  Now, I present to you: the most melt-in-your-mouth self-contained bits of heaven that you’ve ever had.

buckeyes, a.k.a. food of the gods

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

December 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

These peanut butter kiss cookies are also among my favorites for the holidays.  They have just the right amount of peanut butter — it’s not overwhelming but it gives you the lovely chocolate-PB combination to which I am absolutely addicted (admitting you have a problem is the first step, right..?).  My mother gave me this recipe when I moved into my new place and I was anxious for the Christmas season to get here so I could try it out for myself.  I was not prepared, however, for how many cookies this recipe made (nearly three dozen!) so clearly a couple care packages had to be sent.  But what better time of year to send boxes of cookies to those you love?  Share the holiday magic!

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