Sometimes you need a cookie. No matter how hard we try to eat good things, sometimes you are craving something sweet and a cookie is just what will fix your “problem”.
This weekend was a rough one for me… in the end everything that needed to get done (Christmas party, school finals, gifts bought and wrapped) got done, but not without a little blood, sweat and tears.
On Sunday, cookies seemed to be just the thing that would do. It was a snow filled weekend that left me inside, with books and comfortable clothing and well… cookies!
I was able to tweak a recipe that I found of my grandmothers, and was pleasantly surprised at just how well things turned out.
Chocolate Surprise Cookies
- Hershey Drops
- 1/2 Cup Shortening
- 3/4 Cup Peanut Butter (I used a combination of regular creamy peanut butter and all natural almond butter)
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Egg Whites
- 2 tbsp Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 3/4 Cup Flour
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- Pinch of Salt
- Extra Sugar
- Heat oven to 375°F.
- Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.
- Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.
- Add egg whites, milk and vanilla; beat well.
- Stir together flours, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place Hershey drop inside each ball. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned (cookies will crack around edges). Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
These cookies are great and tweaked just enough to remove some of the guilt if you end up eating 5. Hope you enjoy!