So I believe I had mentioned a while ago we do game night around here. Once a week on Wednesdays one of my little sisters and her boyfriend come over to play board games, watch sports games and
I don't know why, but I was craving the heck out of cookies that night. But I couldn't decide what kind. Chocolate chip? Boring...but yet always amazing. Oatmeal? Nah, just wasn't feeling it. I mean I thought of probably 20 different kinds of cookies I could make but none of them sounded good. So I grabbed the purse and did what I usually do when I can't think of what to make...headed to the grocery store!
Since I was making cookies I decided to go straight to the candy aisle. If I didn't I could have easily wandered around for an hour looking for new random things. The grocery story, especially Meijer, is one of my favorite places. I know it might sound weird, but I always find something new and delicious to try. I could seriously spend hours just looking for new things to buy...then I'd probably also spend hundreds of dollars!
So I went right to the candy and saw these:
Anyway, now that I had my inspiration, I headed home to come up with something awesome. I ended up with what you would call Not Your Ordinary Cookies:
Half my batch had the Rolos in them and half had the peanut butter eggs. Since I was completely experimenting with this recipe I didn't even think about how the shell of the M&M might not melt. Duh! Apparently I'm still a new baker. Oh well. Live and learn and laugh along!
These cookies still turned out flipping amazing! They're one of those cookies where you take a bite and you're like "Oh, these are good.". Then a few seconds later you're all like "Oh, Wow, these are really good!". The flavor sneaks up on you. I think it's the nutmeg.
1/2 Cup butter, softened
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 Cups flour
1 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 Cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
Mix together the butter and sugars until smooth. Add in the egg until fully mixed in and then add the vanilla.
Combine the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a small bowl.
Add the baking soda to the hot water to let it dissolve. Add to the butter mix. Then slowly add in the remaining dry ingredients.
Spoon half a cookie dough scoop of batter onto your cookie sheet. Add the candy onto the dough and top with another 1/2 scoop of dough.
Smoosh everything together until the dough forms a ball.
Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet.
While cooling, make the chocolate topping:
Melt the chocolate and peanut butter in a small bowl 30-45 seconds at a time, stirring each time until smooth enough to drizzle over the cookies.
Using a spoon, add small amounts of chocolate to the top of each cookie. Allow to cool and enjoy!!
Do you have game nights at your house? What's your favorite game to play? We need some ideas!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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