Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Blame It on Aimee" Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bombs

Many of you know Aimee Hix, friend to cozy readers and writers 'round the globe.

She's also a devoted baker.  In fact, I was tickled beyond belief to receive a care package of her homemade cookies for my birthday this year.  I told Mr. Wendy about those cookies, but I sure didn't 'fess up to the true number.  Mr. Wendy has mad math skills after all.

Well, a week or so back, she posted about making her daughter's birthday treat:  Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies.

Go on ...

I'm not 100% certain how she accomplished that particular baking feat, but it got me started thinking of all the other tasty treats that could be stuffed into a cookie.  First up?  Mini-Reese's peanut butter cups.

The result was completely off the chain (that's really good, by the way).  Unbelievably rich, but I still had to give them away lest I eat every last one and make myself sick.

Next up in my experiment?  Rollos.

"Blame It on Aimee" Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bombs

Prepare for Awesome
  1. Make a recipe of my Hippie Chippie cookie dough.
  2. Preheat oven to 375.
  3. Unwrap enough mini peanut butter cups to make your cookies (I ended up with about 25).
  4. For each cookie, pull a chunk of dough and wrap it around the peanut butter cup, being sure the candy is fully covered.  The dough balls will be bigger than for regular cookies, and you can't flatten them.  (See below.)  No worries, just place them on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper, spacing a good 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes; cool on pan for 5 before removing to rack to cool completely.
  6. Try not to have your mind completely blown on the first bite.

Fat balls of dough pre-baking

    After baking - see how they flatten out?


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      1. These sound killer, especially for a diet!!

      2. Oh Victoria. These are not waistline friendly. But after two you'll be in such a state of bliss, you won't even think about that diet. :)

      3. Wendy, these sound fabulous!!! Yum. Candy cookies.

      4. oh man, it looks scrumptious.

      5. These sound terrific. I'm eager to hear what happens to the Rolo center when baked!

        ~ Krista

      6. "...pull a chunk of dough and wrap it around the peanut butter cup..." and then stuff the whole thing into your mouth because there's no way it will make it into the oven. Wendy and Aimee, you are serious genius masterminds!