I was pretty sure I had sufficiently gorged on enough snacks and treats throughout holiday season to really commit to eating healthier in the New Year. You know that feeling you get right after New Years Day, where you’re just about disgusted with the amount of food and drinks you have consumed since Thanksgiving? Yeh, that didn’t happen to me this year. So, while I probably should be concocting up some new and healthy salad ideas, I’m baking up peanut butter cookies filled with fudge instead.
Somehow, no matter how much food I’ve stuffed into my belly, I always find room for chocolate. Thus, I easily rationalize that it’s appropriate to bake and have these two-bite sweet treats readily available, while everyone else is off making life-changing resolutions and setting their 2013 goals. (Don’t forget all you self-improving do-gooders, practice moderation and not deprivation. Life is just less fulfilling without dessert!)
These cookies easily satisfy a chocolate and peanut butter craving. The base is a traditional peanut butter cookie, but instead of a baking sheet, you bake them in mini muffin cups. When they’re hot out of the oven, you can shape them into a sturdy peanut butter cookie cup, by pressing down the middle of the cookies with a spoon or the small end of a pestle. The filling is a traditional fudge, with both a smooth consistency and rich, deep milk chocolate flavor. The filling is fairly thin at first, but will firm up and harden as it sits in the peanut butter cookie cup. I personally find that both the cookie and fudge components are great on their own. But, the chocolate and peanut butter combo is one that can’t be beat. Once you fill these cookies, get ready to bite into a rich and lush chocolate & peanut butter treat. Chocoholics beware, these cookies are addicting. I know I can’t stop at just one!
I think after all of this being-healthy-in-the-New-Year talk, I’m ready to make my resolution for 2013. Eat more chocolate! Now that should be one that I can easily obtain. Whew, I finally have a New Year resolution in place. That feels good.