Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

 

The name kind of speaks for itself, no? Sorry the photo is blurry, I only had my little point and shoot handy and I was too lazy to break out the big guns.

Also I managed to bake these cookies and make the frosting and I only had one little tiny taste of the frosting. GO ME!

Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Cookies:

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 tsp vanilla

A few tablespoons of raw cane sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.

2. Place 1/2 cup chocolate chips in a small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute, stir. Microwave at additional 15 second intervals if needed until chips are melted and smooth.

3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate, egg, milk, and vanilla; beat until well blended. Add flour mixture; beat just until blended.

4. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls into a dish filled with the raw cane sugar. Roll around until there is a thin layer of sugar coating the dough. Place on cookie sheet and bake 10 to 11 minutes or until set and no longer shiny. Cook on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Move to wire racks and cool completely.

Frosting

1 cup butter

1 cup dark chocolate peanut butter

3 cups powdered sugar

a few tablespoons of milk

Combine all ingredients and beat until frosting is light and airy. Spread two or three tablespoons onto a cookie and top with another cookie. Enjoy!!

Chewed Out

This morning I had an interesting wake up call! Alice has been coming down to my room and sleeping with me in the mornings lately, but today she went for the gusto. Around 7:00am I found myself with a Doberman laying ON MY FACE. She’s not a small dog. Though I appreciate her love, it was a little hard to breathe.

Then when my alarm went off at 7:30, I decided it would probably be a good idea to get my butt out of bed so that my sleeping pattern doesn’t totally reverse itself and turn me into some night dwelling, anti social creature. Alice thought this was a terrible idea. She was enjoying her face-pillow a whole lot apparently. She barked and barked and ran in circles on the bed, tried to tackle me, barked some more, whined, and basically made quite a show of it. I was this close to falling for it.

 

When I came up the stairs after her temper tantrum was over, she looked at me like, “Oh are you awake? Interesting.” That dog.

Remember when I said I was going to learn how to cook something that wasn’t a sweet?

 

I lied. Today I am going to bake chocolate cookies with peanut butter frosting in between them. But I will be sending them away. Far, far away where they cannot call to me from the counter.

Have a great day!! To everyone out there who is getting an iPhone 5 today…better keep a close eye on that thing. That’s all I’m saying.