Thursday, June 17, 2010

And now for something completely different - Darn Good Cookies!

I just had to make cookies last nite, and played around with a recipe for peanut butter cookies. James LOVES peanut butter and chocolate so why not combine the two ;)

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. butter (softened)
1/2 c. brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients. Mix well. The dough will be sticky but easy to manage. Roll dough into 1" or so balls and put them in the mini muffin tins. (Makes about 48 balls if I can keep James out of the cookie dough) Bake 14 minutes at 325 degrees.

This is a Wilson - no stick - mini muffin tin - so I didn't grease it.

When you take them out of the oven - let them rest a few minutes and then go around the outside with a butter knife to loosen them

Let them cool completely

Now it is time to bust out the ganache - you can see we already drug out fingers thru it :) Had to taste it to make sure it was good!

Chocolate Ganache
2 c. whipping cream
1 - 12 oz pkg semi sweet choc. chips

Bring the whipping cream to a simmer in a heavy sauce pan. Stir a lot so it won't scorch When it is simmering add the bag of choc chips. Stir til the chips have melted and continue to stir for about 4 more minutes.

Let the ganache COMPLETELY cool. It can take several hours. I make mine the nite before and keep it in a covered container in the ice box til I need to use it.

Use two spoons - one to scoop out the ganache, and the second to push it onto the cookie.

Use about half a spoonful. I wish I had a decorating bag - these would be BEAUTIFUL if I piped on the ganache.

Here they are kids!! Yum Yum Eat em up!


  1. omg, that is the YUMMIEST!! I need to make these :) *tummy's gurgling now. wants cookies!*