Saturday, February 5, 2011

MCP Project: 52 {week 5}

So I'm very behind on a lot of things this week.  I am even behind in taking pictures.  This week the theme was Muse.  I wasn't feeling my Muse so I decided to bake cookies instead.

5/52: Muse

The recipe is from the Hershey's website but I've made a few tweaks of my own.  Here's my version in case you've lost your Muse and need to bake too:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

2 cups   all purpose flour
1 tsp   baking soda
1/2 cup   cocoa - I used a Ghirardelli brand of ground chocolate + cocoa
2 tsp   instant coffee or espresso powder
1 cup   butter, softened
3/4 cup  light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp   salt
2 tsp   vanilla extract
2   eggs
10 oz   peanut butter chips

Heat oven to 375

Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until creamy, add eggs and beat well.  Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and coffee. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.  Mix in chips.

Drop rounded teaspoons of the cookie mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes until set.  Cool slightly then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool.  

makes about 5 dozen cookies

My modifications:  I reduced the amount of granulated sugar from 1 cup to 3/4 cup.  I used the combo mixture of ground chocolate and cocoa that I mentioned earlier.  I also added the coffee because a little coffee always makes chocolate taste better. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

1 comment:

  1. mmm these sound delicious! I may have to bake some up tomorrow... :)


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