Last week a bunch of friends went out to celebrate Slesh and Will’s engagement. I had a ton of fun seeing the girls and being out with everyone.
Old roomies! I miss Wally World. No offense Tim.
Anyways, Tim and I brought over wine and snacks for the pre and post-festivities, but I wanted to bake something as well. I remembered when I was trying to decide what to bake Tim for Valentine’s Day, it was between the black forest cake I did end up making and peanut butter sweetheart cookies. Since I still had all the ingredients on hand for the cookies, I thought they would be perfect. Plus then I didn’t need an extra trip to the grocery store.
If you are looking for a sweet treat to enjoy this weekend, here you go!
Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies
Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction, makes 2 dozen cookies
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup agave
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup natural unsalted peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 24 dark chocolate hearts
- In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, and agave.
- Mix in the peanut butter, then the egg, then the vanilla.
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix all together.
- Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove the dough from the fridge.
- Roll dough into small balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes. The cookies may look undone, but that’s OK don’t bake any longer than this.
- Press a chocolate heart into each cookie, then quickly place cookie sheets in the freezer so the warm cookies don’t melt the chocolate. Tip — have your chocolate hearts unwrapped ahead of time!
- Let the chocolate set, then enjoy!
I’m happy my friends liked these!
Peanut butter and chocolate combined in ANY way is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. I think next time I make these, I would experiment with changing up some of the butter, brown sugar, or whole wheat flour amounts just to see how they’d turn out. Thoughts? Tips?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Have a nice weekend everyone!