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Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

Today here in Greece we celebrate two things. First, religionwise, the Annunciation of Mary, Mother of Christ and second the beginning of our rebellion against Ottoman Empire. As some of you know, Konstantinople (Istanbul) and consequently soon after Greece were subjugated by Ottomans in 1453 A.D. and stayed like this until 1821 A.D., when a rebellion for freedom begun. Eventually in 1830 A.D. with the Protocol of London an Independent  New Hellenic State was officially recognized by the International Community. In the beginning the New State was small, but after continuous battles with the Ottomans, Greece reached its current borders.

For these two reasons, I am treating you today with these cookies. I don’t know about you but I love cookies. Any time, any place, any type, with any beverage. I think cookies have something magical. They are sweet but not that much. You can eat as many as you want and you can stop exactly the moment you feel your sweet tooth has fulfilled. You can make all different types and sorts and you can eat one from each at the same time. You can have them with your milk, coffee, hot chocolate, cold chocolate, tea you name it and they make you feel happy and gay.

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I always try to find new cookie recipes, one more indulging than the previous. For me it is like a never ending competition, in order to reach the ultimate cookie recipe. When I stumbled upon this recipe at Martha Stewart’s site, I couldn’t resist the temptation. Also, the fact that my son had his friend coming over to play made it imperative for me to make cookies.

Now, you all know how picky judge kids are, so I had to make something that would appeal to them and make them happy.

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I can tell you only this. Each one ate 4 of them after a really fulfilling supper. I gave to my son’s friend about a dozen to take home to his little sister. His mother called me the other day and she told me that he gave one cookie to her and one to his sister and the rest kept them for him to eat! So, I guess they really made him an impression, right?

Honestly, they are really good and that piece of chocolate on top of them just takes them off. They are pretty easy and straight forward and they are kept outside the fridge for a week, especially now that the temperatures are not that high yet!

 

So, let’s go and make cookies today!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients

½ cup creamy peanut butter

4 tbsp margarine at room temperature

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1/3 cup sugar for rolling dough

About 30 chocolate cups, chilled

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 175° C/ 345° F.

In the mixer bowl throw the peanut butter and butter and mix until they become smooth.

Add brown sugar and mix until it is incorporated.

Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix again.

In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Lower the mixer to low speed and start throwing the flour mixture in two batches.

Take a plate and pour the granulated sugar.

With a spoon take a small portion dough in the size of a walnut and roll it in the sugar to coat it completely.

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Take a baking tray and put a parchment paper on it.

Place the cookies about 5cm/2 in from one another on the tray and bake about 7 minutes.

Remove from the oven.

Press one chocolate cup in the center of each cookie and continue to bake them until they become golden and the chocolate has started melting about 6 more minutes.

Take them out of the oven let them cool serve them.

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5.0 from 3 reviews
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Cookies
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: American
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp margarine at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar for rolling dough
  • About 30 chocolate cups, chilled
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/ 345° F.
  2. In the mixer bowl throw the peanut butter and butter and mix until they become smooth.
  3. Add brown sugar and mix until it is incorporated.
  4. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix again.
  5. In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Lower the mixer to low speed and start throwing the flour mixture in two batches.
  7. Take a plate and pour the granulated sugar.
  8. With a spoon take a small portion dough in the size of a walnut and roll it in the sugar to coat it completely.
  9. Take a baking tray and put a parchment paper on it.
  10. Place the cookies about 5cm/2 in from one another on the tray and bake about 7 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven.
  12. Press one chocolate cup in the center of each cookie and continue to bake them until they become golden and the chocolate has started melting about 6 more minutes.
  13. Take them out of the oven let them cool serve them.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

5.0 from 3 reviews
Μπισκότα με Σοκολάτα και Φυστικοβούτυρο
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Μπισκότα
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • ½ φλ. φυστικοβούτυρο
  • 4 κ.σ. μαργαρίνη σε θερμοκρασία δωματίου
  • 1 φλ. γεμάτο καστανή ζάχαρη
  • 2 μεγάλα αυγά
  • 1 κ.γ. βανίλια
  • 1 ½ φλ. αλεύρι για όλες τις χρήσεις
  • 1 κ.γ. μπέικιν πάουντερ
  • ¼ κ.γ. αλάτι
  • ⅓ φλ. ζάχαρη
  • Περίπου 30 σοκολατάκια στρογγυλά που πρέπει να τα έχετε βάλει στην κατάψυξη
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο στους 175 ° C.
  2. Στο μπωλ του μίξερ ρίξτε το φυστικοβούτυρο και το βούτυρο και ανακατέψτε μέχρι να γίνουν λεία.
  3. Προσθέστε την καστανή ζάχαρη και ανακατέψτε μέχρι να ενσωματωθούν.
  4. Προσθέστε τα αυγά και την βανίλια και ανακατέψτε ξανά.
  5. Σε ένα μπολ κοσκινίστε το αλεύρι, το μπέικιν πάουντερ και το αλάτι.
  6. Χαμηλώστε το μίξερ σε ταχύτητα και αρχίστε να ρίχνετε το μίγμα αλευριού σε δύο δόσεις.
  7. Πάρτε ένα πιάτο και ρίξτε την κρυσταλλική ζάχαρη.
  8. Με ένα κουτάλι πάρτε μια μικρή μερίδα ζύμη στο μέγεθος ενός καρυδιού και κυλήστε το στη ζάχαρη.
  9. Πάρτε ένα ταψί και στρώστε το με χαρτί ψησίματος.
  10. Τοποθετήστε τα μπισκότα σε απόσταση 5 cm το ένα από το άλλο και ψήστε για περίπου 7 λεπτά.
  11. Βγάλτε τα από το φούρνο.
  12. Πάρτε τα σοκολατάκια και πιέστε τα στο κέντρο του κάθε μπισκότου και συνεχίστε να ψήνετε μέχρι να πάρουν ένα χρυσαφί χρώμα και η σοκολάτα να έχει αρχίσει να λιώνει, περίπου 6 λεπτά.
  13. Βγάλτε τα από το φούρνο και αφήστε τα να κρυώσουν.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Προσαρμογή από τη Martha Stewart

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