This cookie rocks! The combination of chocolate, cinnamon and peanuts seemed odd to me at first, but it works so well. The dough gets a bit thick near the end so I would suggest using an electric mixer or a strong husband to do the mixing. ;) I prefer the latter… anything to get a muscular man into the kitchen. Haha
The original recipe called for ½ cup smooth peanut butter, but due to a miscommunication between me and the mixer – it did not make it in. No worries, the cookie rocks and I am not sure if I would want any more peanut flavor in it since everything seems to jive so well as is. We took these to a party and they vanished like hot cakes. (Not sure if hot cakes would really go that fast, but you get what I am saying.) :)
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peanuts and Cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup roasted, salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- Put butter in bowl and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, until smooth. Add sugars; mix 2 minutes. Mix in eggs. Slowly add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, peanuts, and vanilla until well blended.
- Refrigerate dough until it is slightly firm, 15 minutes
- Grease cookie sheets
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Space balls 2 to 3 inches apart on baking sheets
- Bake until just golden, about 10 minutes
- Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool
Foodbuzz Tastemakers - Kodak Gallery Photo BookThrough the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program I was recently chosen to receive a free Kodak Photo Book. Awesome huh? It was up to me what I wanted to put in my photo book and all I had to do was blog about it. Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. ;)
I pondered what I could do my photobook; pictures of the kids, a 4th of July book, maybe a Summer 2011 book – when my husband says, “You should do a cookbook.” Pretty obvious huh? Turned out to be a great idea and I love the end product. I picked my favorite recipes thus far on Hungry Harps and created, The First Cookbook. Very, very cool. :)
It is super easy to use Kodak’s templates to create your own photobook, their site is set up so the process is step-by-step. You pick your cover, background templates, upload your pictures, place your pictures and add your text – voila! your book is done! Each step is customable, so it truly is one of a kind. The quality is top notch and the pictures look stunning, I would recommend anyone looking to do a photo book to try Kodak Gallery. Here are a few screenshots of my book, and a link so you can see what I created. :)
If you are wanting to create your own photo book, Kodak is extending an offer to my readers of 40% off between now and August 31, 2011. Follow this link www.kodakgallery.com/creativity, and start making your book today!