This post is courtesy of our contributor Leah…Some flavors and foods just belong together – bacon and eggs, milk and cookies, burgers and fries, doughnuts and coffee, popcorn and butter, salt and pepper. Put together peanut butter and chocolate and you’re bound to make people happy.
This tutorial takes peanut butter and chocolate and transforms them into a whimsical cookie. If you have a Ninja Turtle fan in your midst, this should be right up their alley. Encourage the little ones to top the pies after they are “sauced.”
- 1 cup of butter (or margarine)
- 1 cups granulated sugar (extra sugar for rolling dough balls)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups quick rolled oats
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- ¼ cup butter (or margarine) - this keeps the chocolate a bit softer and easier to eat
- Pizza toppings:
- Nuts, candies, sprinkles, marshmallows, dried fruits, etc.
- 1 cup white candy coating (can be found at Michaels)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl until well mixed.
- Mix in peanut butter, eggs, baking soda, vanilla and salt and stir until well blended.
- Fold in oats and flour.
- Measure out ~1/4 cup dough and shape into balls.
- Roll each ball in sugar and place 4 inches apart on cookie sheets (do not grease).
- Flatten balls into ~4 inch circles.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, being careful not to overcook.
- Once you remove from the oven, use a cup or a spoon to flatten the center of each cookie to form a crust like edge. Let cookies cool.
- Once your cookies are cool, you are ready to decorate.
- For the ‘sauce’, combine chocolate and butter in a bowl and heat over a double boiler until melted and smooth (or place in microwave and heat at short intervals, mixing in between until mixture is smooth and shiny).
- Spoon ~2 tsp chocolate onto each cookie and spread to inside edge.
- Top with whatever ‘pizza’ toppings you desire and let cool.
- For the cheese, follow similar steps to melt the wafers.
- Place melted coating into ziploc bag (or piping bag if you have them).
- Cut a hole in the corner of bag.
- Squeeze while drizzling the cookies in a random fashion.
- Let cool and harden, then serve.
As you bite into these cookies, while your brain may be saying “pizza,” your palette will definitely be saying peanut butter and chocolate. A wonderful way to put the unpredictable back into an everyday classic. But beware – a cookie of this magnitude will need a glass of milk.
Thank you to Leah for sharing this delicious tutorial with us! You’ll find more of Iced…Bake Shoppe’s creations on their Facebook page. They deliver throughout Canada and the US so you’ll want to keep them in mind for your next special celebration! Their cookies are always adorable & are the highlight of a party’s buffet table.