Friday, April 3, 2009

Double Doozie Friday

Whew, what a week. Sunshine then rain, then sunshine, then rain rain rain. Warm, cold,hot,cold. What is it going to be like tomorrow? I'm not complaining really, I just want warm sunny days for a while. There is one good thing about rainy days. It's a great day to bake and get creative in the kitchen.
I know I fell behind on a cookie recipe for this week so I am going to give you a double whammy. I just got a new cookbook last night and I am so excited to try and share the recipes. WARNING!!! They are mostly chocolate recipes. Mmmmmmm!

Here is one recipe not from the new book. They are a no bake cookie. Just think Chunky Reese's Cup and you will be in heaven. Great for Easter too!

♥Peanut Butter Balls ♥

You will need a jelly roll pan and parchment paper for this one.

2 1/3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar,spooned in and leveled
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cups chunky peanut butter
10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. vegetable oil
2 cups salted peanuts, finely chopped


1. In a large bowl, stir together the confectioners' sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Add the butter and peanut butter and work with a wooden spoon or your hands until thoroughly combined. Portion the dough into 60 1-inch balls and place them on parchment lined jelly roll pans.
2. Combine the chocolate and vegetable oil in a medium heat-proof bowl. Place the bowl over medium sauce pan filled with simmering water and slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally.
When the chocolate is melted, remove it from the heat, but keep the bowl over the pot of water.
Place about 1/2 cup of the chopped peanuts in a low flat dish such as a pie plate.
3. Using a chocolate dipping fork or two pronged fork, dip one at a time in the melted chocolate. Tap the fork gently on the side of the bowl to help drain chocolate. The coating should be thin.
Roll the dipped cookie in the chopped peanuts and coat evenly. Remove the cookie with the fork and place it back on the jelly roll pan. Repeat.

* It is easier to roll the cookies in a small amount of peanuts. If the chocolate begins to get hard, place the pan back on the stove and heat until it thins to the proper consistency.
Let air dry on the cookie sheets.
Store in an airtight container, layered between sheets of wax paper and refrigerate up to three weeks. They may also be frozen.

The second recipe is from my new book. Are you ready for this?

♥Brownie Cookie Bites♥

1- 1/4 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. butter, cut into pieces
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 cup. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder,and salt. In medium microwave safe bowl , melt butter and chocolate. Stir in sugar. Add eggs,and vanilla, mix well. Add flour mixture; mix until blended. Stir in nuts. Drop rounded teaspoons on an un-greased cookie sheet. (use bakers joy or parchment paper just to be safe)
Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool Completely on wire rack.
I hope you enjoy the recipes this week! If you have any questions about ingredients or supplies just email me here The Cookie Girl


  1. What a fun site you have! I love that it's all about the cookie! A girl after my own heart!

  2. great recipes. I love peanut butter balls.

  3. These ones will be loved by me as I am in love with chocolate. Julia won't be too happy with either one of us if I make both recipes. With any luck I will still be around to make more next week (assuming she lets me live).

  4. Which to choose?! I think the brownie bites are calling my name...

    Love the new polka-dots! Very cute (and still pink - fabulous!).

  5. Call me blind but I can seem to find your email to harass you further about the cookies and other such issues! ;)

  6. Well, someone has been doing some house cleaning. The place looks wonderful. I love what you have done to it. ;-)

  7. Oh!! And you can send a picture to I will love to see it and do a write up for you and your blog!

  8. I came here from SITS. I could use a cookie. Maybe two. perhaps a dozen?

  9. The peanut butter balls are pure unadulterated evil. Yes. I. Said. Evil. They are like a peanut butter cup meets a butterfingers bar.

    When you find the recipe for diet peanut butter balls I will take you and your site off my hit list...

  10. OMG!! I just have to try both.. they sound wonderful..

  11. I'm making the chocolate cookies right now. only if I can stop drooling first.

  12. Hey! Found you from Suzi's site and am a fellow SITSster so why in the heck have I not seen you sooner? Hello! Totally going to try the evil naughty make-my-hips-grow-bigger-than-they-already-are pb balls! Yum! p.s. kinda ironic that you have weight loss ads on your side bar. Funny!

  13. had me at peanut butter.

  14. Yum! These sound great! Chocolate and PB together are amazing! Whoever first thought of it was a genius!


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