Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Not many words to describe these cookies...
dark...chocolate..peanut butter...cookies
It's like all my favorite words into one

I originally got this recipe from the Fitnessista. Her version is vegan. DON'T go anywhere yet. Just because I said the "V" word lol
They really ARE delicious. Although I changed her version a little. So mine turned out to be NOT vegan. So for those of you hiding behind the couch you can come out now.

To start out I got my inspiration from this lovely creation.
Ummm...heaven in a jar!
(Turns out there is some MILK in this product, so it's not Vegan)
Just in case you need a better look inside...

Have I convinced you YET that these cookies MIGHT be delicious?!?

Ok ok, lets just start from the beginning.
Combine the dry

Beat the wet ingredients in kitchen aid, but only for a few seconds so you can mix it together.

After you mix the wet, then add the dry. Once all mixed (Don't over mix) stir in dark chocolate chips...convinced yet??

Then scoop on cookie sheet and bake at 350

And when they come out they look like this...
And the inside looks like this =]

So if you still aren't convinced, well....thats NOT OKAY! =]

Just remember they have wonderful better for you ingredients, and its a wonderful way to indulge without feeling the guilt. Although that doesn't necessarily mean you have to eat the whole batch =] like me!

Ok so here is MY version of the recipe, but if you want to check out The Fitnessista version, feel free! I am sure hers is amazing too!

Click here for HERS.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Dry Ingredients:
2 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Baking soda

3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 cup Dark chocolate peanut butter, or regular peanut butter...your choice
1 1/2 ts.p. vanilla
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 TB. Molasses
3/4 Cup pure maple syrup

1. Combine wet in one bowl, dry in another
2. Mix together, but careful not to overmix
3. Stir in chocolate chips
4. Scoop on baking pan with parchment paper, and bake at 350 for 11 minutes, then let rest 1 minute on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack.

*Side note*
I posted this recipe also for a few of my gluten free dairy free friends. This would work great for those of you with those certain diet restrictions, you just have to switch the flour to a Gluten free flour. If you cannot have peanuts, there are different types of spreads I know you can try, with an assortment of flavors. You can add cocoa powder, and less flour to make it more chocolatey if the spread your using isn't that good.

Hope you enjoy!

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