Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Holidays all!!

well, the month is almost gone..1 wk til Christmas, and I have done nothing but work =(. Being new, and in my 2nd month this will probably be really bad, But there is no way I will get the challenge done, with my 2 jobs I have not even been able to do my baking gifts for family and don't think they will even get done. I was looking forward to it, as I have never done it before. I have done all the items individually but never the log it self lol. I have only this afternoon off, and its a family dinner until Christmas. There is just no time =(. I am truely sorry But I will await the next challenge full of anticipation =)
Merry Christmas all!!!

I tried to post on the DB site, but it wouldn't let me =( So I will try again later but hopefully this will work.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Chocolate-Peanut Blowouts

So I did some holiday baking today, And mentioned to Princess ( A very special friend) that I was including this one in the days schedule. Last year, these were a huge hit, My Mommy's favorite in fact, and seeing as the hubby doesn't like Peanut Butter I am guarenteed that He wont eat them, so no need to hide them in the freezer lol.

and the recipe is ~~~~

Chocolate Peanut Blowouts!!

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

3/4 cup honey roasted peanuts

3/4 cup coarsely chopped bite-size chocolate covered peanut butter cups (*about 15) ( I found the small baking cups I used a whole bag for my recipe.)

1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugars, baking soda and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of the bowl occasionally.

2. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Stir in the cholocate pieces, peanuts, and chopped peanut butter cups.

3. Drop dough by generously rounded tsp 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven about 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks, cool. Makes about 30.

Enjoy them all!!!