Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Cookies

Nope you’re not dreaming, this really is a new recipe, only 2 years or something ridiculous in the making. I’ve been wanting to get back to food blogging since I graduated from college, but unfortunately before I moved to California I never had any time (or a suitable kitchen) to get back into it. Then when I moved to San Diego I was convinced that no where in my apartment had suitable lighting to start it up again.

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But thanks to a Snapchat of my dresser early last week, I found that I actually could take really nice photos in my room. A foam poster board and two small clamps later, I had my own little DIY studio. Though it’s not perfect and it’s been awhile since I has used my camera, but I think it’s a great first step to getting back into photography.

Now for the real reason you’re here, cookies. And these aren’t just any cookies. I had a bag of peanut butter cups that I was eating by the handful and I didn’t want them to melt while I was back home. So I figured, what could be better than throwing them into peanut butter cookies. Nothing that’s what.

The best thing is that since I won’t be around this week, I didn’t want the cookies to go stale so I rolled out all of the dough and froze most of it for when that “fresh baked cookie” craving comes. Now I have dough to just plop on a cookie tray and throw in the oven.

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Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter Cookies
Slightly adapted from Joy the Baker

Yield: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups chopped peanut butter cups

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the peanut butter and beat for another minute. Add the sugars and beat until combined. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and mix once more until all the ingredients are combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix just until they disappear. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and mix in the chopped peanut butter cups by hand.

Roll the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on the baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake the dough for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and chewy in the middle. Repeat with remaining dough. Once they’re removed from the over, let them sit on the baking sheet for a minute or so and then move to a cooling rack. Grab one in each hand and enjoy!

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Knock You Naked Brownies

It’s been so long, too long! I’ve missed my little blog and all the cooking and baking that comes along with it.

Since we last saw each other I have, started and switched jobs, moved back home (not to my enjoyment), contemplated going back to school and then came to my senses, became an even stronger coffee addict and managed to lose my mind. So all in all not that eventful. I’ll try to catch you up to speed in the coming months.

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Just In Case You Forgot About Memorial Day Too

I know that I haven’t posted in a while, but how is it Memorial Day already? The past few weeks have been beyond hectic: moving out of my apartment, moving back home, starting my job, working full-time, graduation. The list goes on and on. I’ve only been working for three weeks, but I know exactly what everyone is talking about when they say that before you know it, you look up and years have passed by. I looked up and saw that it was Memorial Day already and was in complete disbelief because the weather has been anything but “summery”. Here’s to hoping that wherever you live is much warmer than New Jersey.

But lets talk food. I wanted to bring you some amazing recipes to celebrate Memorial Day and grilling and hopefully sunshine and warm weather. Any of these are sure to be crowd pleasers for your party tomorrow. I will, unfortunately, be working so eat a little extra for me, will ya?

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Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

So I know I’ve been gone for awhile, but here’s the sitch. As you heard me mention multiple times last week, I have finally finished college (well except for an impending photography final project that has been completed for a week, but I never bothered to submit) and last weekend I moved most of my stuff out of my apartment. Well the most important stuff. And I started my new job! Yeah, I would not recommend making multiple major life changes in 48 hours, but hindsight is 20-20.

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

Spring is here, spring is here! Well not yesterday because it was rainy and therefore cold, of course, but yes overall spring is here! I can finally put away my winter jackets and I have moved on to wearing flip-flops and flats. Maybe it’s still a little early for flip-flops, but I’m one to throw them on when it’s freezing outside.

I have no response to this. I am strange.

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Espresso Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Let’s take a second and discuss the fact that though my classes end this week, I still have a ton of papers to write and assignments to finish and I have absolutely no motivation to do anything. How do you force yourself to do work when you just really don’t want to? Maybe this is the mystery of life. If I solve it, do I not have to write these papers anymore because I’m over it.

I just don’t care.

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Mocha Java Milkshakes

I’m still not completely convinced that I’m done with school. Well I’m not technically done yet which may be why I have these feelings, but I’m pretty much done. Lets just say that when all you have left are a few assignments and papers, you’re 98% done. I mean I practically have my diploma.

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