More snow leads to more baking. Apparently when I am locked inside a house with no place to go, I get the urge to bake. Good thing I live in Arkansas and this has all been a fluke. (A fluke! You hear me! Snow, I'm talking to you, it's time to go now, you've overstayed your welcome.)
Anyway. Last weekend, I was craving cookies. Particularly something chocolate. But of course, I was out of chocolate chips! (for shame) but I did have some cocoa powder. I started looking around and merged two recipes together and created a cookie. It's currently a nameless cookie. But a cookie none the less. I'm thinking it's kind of a reese's cookie. Sort of.
I started with 1/2 cup peanut butter, 2/3 cup melted butter and 2 cups powdered sugar. (yeah, yum!) and mixed it all together. This is actually the center of a candy called buckeyes. I borrowed it from another blog. But instead of coating these in chocolate, I made a chocolate cookie dough.
The recipe I used is this (but I cut everything in half. I ended up with a lot of the peanut butter centers left over. If I had made the full recipe, it would have worked out perfect.)
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
After rolling the peanut butter centers into balls, I froze them. You want them roughly the diameter of a dime. Not too big. Wrap the cookie dough around it. I rolled the cookies in white sugar, just to give them a little something extra.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Do not bake any longer! They will get very crispy. With the dark dough, it's hard to tell when they are done, just do 10 minutes. I promise.
The center is still kind of creamy, while the cookie is perfectly done.
I strongly encourage you to try these, even if you're not snowed in.