Peanut Butter & Chocolate.
What's not to love?
National Peanut Butter Day...one day after pie day, if I'd known I could have killed 2 blog posts with one dessert.
But instead I will give you 2 recipes for the price of one.
Lovely Peanut Blossoms
Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Source: adapted from KAF
1/2 c unsalted butter
3/4 c creamy peanut butter
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
1 lg egg
2 T milk
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
chocolate kisses or hearts
In a large bowl, beat the butter or margarine and peanut butter till well blended.
Add the sugars; beat till light and fluffy.
Add the egg, milk and vanilla, and beat well.
Stir the flour, soda and salt together.
Gradually mix into the wet ingredients.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar.
Place balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and immediately place one chocolate on each cookie.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.Yield: 4 dozen cookies. Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 1455kcal; Protein 8g (16%); Total Fat 98g (151%)(Sat. 60g (302%)); Chol. 459mg (153%); Carb. 141g (47%); Fiber 0g (0%); Sugars 140g; Calcium 152mg (15%); Iron 2mg (13%)
No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies
Source: ezra pound cake
3 1/2 c quick-cooking oats - divided
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c butter - cut into pieces
2 c sugar
1/2 c half n half or whole milk
4 T cocoa
2 t vanilla
Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.
Measure 3 cups of oats & the peanut butter into a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir together the butter, sugar, milk and cocoa in a small saucepan.
Turn the heat on high, and leave the mixture alone. (No more stirring.)
Bring the mixture to a full, rolling boil, and let it boil for exactly 1 minute.
Remove immediately from the heat & add vanilla.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the oats and peanut butter.
Use a large wooden spoon to quickly stir the ingredients together. (If the mixture seems runny or it's a very humid day, stir in the remaining half-cup of oats.)
Drop the mixture by tablespoons onto the wax paper.
Let the cookies cool until set.
Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 4296kcal; Protein 83g (166%); Total Fat 178g (274%)(Sat. 76g (382%)); Chol. 244mg (81%); Carb. 631g (210%); Fiber 43g (171%); Sugars 420g; Calcium 263mg (26%); Iron 17mg (97%)