Friday, July 15, 2011

Fabulous Food Friday with A Turtle's Life For Me

Welcome to Fabulous Food Friday! While exploring the blogosphere, I realized that there were many great recipes to share. So every Friday this summer, I am going to  feature an awesome blogger with their great recipe! Today’s feature blogger is Natalie from A Turtle's Life For Me.  Natalie is an awesome blogger and Mom who loves the joy of creating, cooking, and saving. She has some wonderful recipes and crafty ideas that you definitely should check out.  While you are there, don't miss her yummy Brownie Recipe that is a neighborhood hit!  You will fall in love.  When you get a chance, swing by  her Facebook Page and join up so you don't miss any of her great ideas.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies!

I'm a complete and total push-over when it comes to anything chocolate or peanut butter, so bringing the two together just about sends my taste buds into party mode!

I made these cookies to take to the beach last month, and since the days leading up to it were filled with packing and last minute chores, I used a simple Betty Crocker bag mix for peanut butter cookies!  You can make yours from scratch, use a bag mix, use the pre-made dough from the refrigerator section or just buy some in the bakery if you want!

Once you have your peanut butter cookies, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave.  I melt mine for 1 minute and then stir until smooth, but if you've got a fancy new microwave with lots of power, your time might be a little less (I'm working with a 16 year old microwave that's losing steam rapidly!).  While they're melting, lay a sheet of wax paper on your counter.

Once it's melted, take a cookie and dip just the one flat side into the chocolate and then lay on the wax paper to harden.  I only dipped half my cookies in the chocolate, but if you want them all dipped, then by all means keep on melting that chocolate and dip away! You can see in the picture that I did try a few with both cookies dipped, but in the end preferred just the hint of chocolate you got with only one dipped!

While the chocolate is hardening, you can make your peanut butter filling:

2 tbsp. softened butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
milk as needed

Just mix together and add 1-2 tbsp. milk if needed to get the consistency you want. I just play around with it and add more peanut butter if it's too sweet or more milk if it's too stiff to spread!  Once you have it just like you want it, spread a good chunk on a cookie with chocolate and top with a cookie without!  Push together to flatten the peanut butter and then grab your Diet Coke milk and enjoy!


waymom said...

Those look and sounds amazing!

Sara said...

These look very yummy. I'm going to have to make them before school starts and we enter the "no peanut zone"

Reasonably Less said...

Following you a day early, Have a great Saturday! Nice site, I will be sure to visit! Check out my RL JULY 2011 BLOG HOP we would love for you to link up

Reasonably Le$$

Dee in BC said...

Cute website.
Those Cookies look yummy, Natalie!

Natalie said...

Thanks everybody and especially Kelly!