I’ve been testing out certain recipes lately for the sole reason to wow my family this coming x-mas. I haven’t celebrated x-mas with my family in eons and this year will be the first time for hubby.
Since I don’t want my mother to stress over what I can and can’t eat, I intend on bringing a feast to them…that is if Motozo agrees to help me carry the load for the 2 hour train ride there. So far, I only have this one dessert that is portable and very delicious! I know, I better get a little busier in the kitchen if I want to succeed in sharing more then 1 item, but this one I’m positive will be a winner! I can’t wait for them to try this!
Sunday evening was an excellent time to test this recipe out. I pretty much followed Angela‘s recipe for Salt-Kissed Chunky Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (whew! That’s a long name!) with minor adjustments using what I had on hand. I’m not sure if its because I used a different flour and sugar then hers, but the mixture turned out too crumbly and dry for me to shape it into cookies so I had to add more oil and liquid than the recipe stated.
- 1 + 1/4 whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp regular salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 tbsp cacao nibs
- 3-4 tsp 100% cacao chips
- 1.5 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 4.5 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tbsp rice milk
I’m sure if I followed her recipe to a T then it would have turned out better. She is a baking genius after all. But these still turned out amazing! I’m still horrible at using my oven and put it on the wrong setting, so even though I only cooked them for 10mins like the instructions said, they turned out a litter browner then I’d have liked.
This photo shows the color a little better I think.
And today, I’m feeling like cookies for breakfast again. Maybe its not a good idea to blog about food first thing in the morning. I promise I will run and drink a big green smoothie before cookies though!
Another drool worthy photo for you all. 🙂
You know what I’ll be thinking about during my run today…….