So I have a problem. I’m addicted to a TV show. I know, I know, I have a manuscript that needs editing and…dishes that need washing? Lol. Okay, maybe not the second part, but I am addicted to Once Upon A Time!
I managed to cure myself for a WHOLE weekend when my nephew was over and I lost myself, as I always do, in playing with him and just holding him. As I started to watch an episode Monday morning, my right arm aching from carrying a 7 month old munchkin, I thought to myself, “I’ll just watch one episode.” And you know what happens next…3 episodes later and I was at the breathtaking finale!
As I approached the finale and my mom called me down for dinner, I thought to myself that I’d stop here for the day, 4 episodes was more than enough. But then the writers just had to throw in that game-changer in the last few minutes of the episode and I was a goner.
Never mind that I had to go down and spend time with my family. Never mind that I had to wake up at 4 AM for work the next morning. Never mind that I have a 113,000 word beast of a manuscript that needs editing. All that mattered was Emma and Henry and Prince Charming and Snow White and Rumpilstiltskin and the Evil Queen.
Yup, I need help.
Do you know what else is addictive? These cookies. Seriously, I couldn’t stop myself at one. Or two. Or even three!
Using the same peanut butter/oats recipe I used for my Peanut Butter M&M Cookies (as inspired by Sally), I changed things up a bit. First, I bought a package of mini Reese peanut butter cups. You know, to help the peanut butter flavour along. Then, I thought the peanut cups looked lonely, so I chopped up some semi-sweet chocolate chunks and added them to the
party dough. Then, just to get crazy, I added some chocolate chips, just to liven things up.
The end result? An amazingly chewy and soft cookie, a cookie that is thick and crinkly on top, a cookie that is chock full of chocolate chunks, cups, and chips. A cookie that’ll bring a chocolate party to your mouth!
Neither the oats nor the peanut butter overpower the taste of the cookie, and only work together to create a perfect soft, chewy cookie. I slightly underbaked them, as usual, to maintain their softness. If you want them even chewier then take them out at around 8 minutes; they’ll look slightly undone, but they’ll continue to cook up on the baking sheet.
The peanut butter cups are coated with milk chocolate, while the chunks and chips are semi-sweet, which creates a scrumptious blend of both milk and semi-sweet chocolate swirls through the cookie. Like I said, a chocolate party! 🙂
These cookies don’t take long to make at all and bake up beautiful. You can make them with many different add-ins too, so go ahead and try them out!
Thanks for reading,