I had to really think about indulgences when it was brought up as a theme this week. I’ve been trying so hard to eat healthier over the past 6 months or so to fuel my runs, so I’ve eliminated so many indulgences from my diet. Anyone who knew me when I was pregnant could tell you that my favorite food item to indulge in was ice cream. I’m an ice cream girl from way back…… but not so much in the cooler months.
When it gets chilly outside I like to set myself up in the kitchen and bake. These days it’s mostly breads and delicious dinner items, but once upon a time, I made baked goods like they were going out of style. I used to make boat loads of cookies and different treats for dear hubby to take into work when he worked in an office. His coworkers loved me and my baked goods! He’s since switched jobs and I only bake goodies if I can give them away. I hate to be stuck eating them.
BUT! For this post, I decided to jump back in and try my hand at making some delicious, super bad for you cookies. I also thought it would be fun to try to include C-man in the process. He always wants to help any time that I am using the mixer. We looked through the cupboards to see what we could make without a trip to the store and lo and behold, we had all of the ingredients to make Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies. Yum! I’m a huge sucker for peanut butter and chocolate combined. Back in the day when I ate candy, Reese’s Peanut Butter cups were my favorite. Now I won’t let myself touch the things because I know I can’t stop at one.
This recipe comes directly from the back of the Reese Peanut Butter Chips bag.
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 sticks butter (oye!)
2 cups peanut butter chips
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
- Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; gradually stir into the butter mixture.
- Mix in peanut butter chips.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Cool for 1 minute before placing on wire racks to cool completely.
C-man and I followed the directions to a T. I caught him eating the batter several times. While I know that this is not the healthiest things, I totally remember making cookies with my Mom as a child. I fondly remember the days of baking Christmas cookies all day and feeling sick to my stomach from eating batter before the very first cookie even made it out of the oven. So here’s to memories and not our waistlines. We had so much fun! So while these are no means good for you, they taste great and they totally cure my chocolate and peanut butter fix. Now I just have to find a way to get them out of my house before I eat all of them!