Sunday, May 15, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies with White Chocolate Frosting






Was it a good weekend? I sure hope it was. I did you normal run of the mill things.


1. Spent 1 hour trying to find a park that was only 3 miles from my house. Once I finally got there after calling my husband 35.9 times…it began to rain. All I can say is “Really Dude??”.


2. Went to H&M after seeing 3,000 commercials about their bathing suit tops only being $4.95. Once I got there I was told that anything I saw on a mannequin was what they had left. All I can say is “Really, Come on Dude!”.









Don’t worry I went and got truffles for my trouble, and I thank the nice lady who checked me out for giving me extra samples…well I thank you, but not my thighs.









3. Next I went to Target to try and find a bathing suit….6 items limit for the dressing room – It’s not fun trying on bathing suits in the first place but when you have to get re-dressed ever 6th item to come get 6 more…you start to break a sweat and it’s not all nice and pretty under those lights. “Target, really Dude…up the limit to the 50 I need during bathing suit season!”.








INGREDIENTS (PB Cookies, makes about 50)
Delightfully borrowed from David L
{FULL Printable Recipe Here}


8 tablespoons (115g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup (120g) packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (200g) creamy salted peanut butter (see Note)
1 3/4 cups (250g) flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Sprinkles are so not optional, get em!









DIRECTIONS (Cookies)

With an electric mixer, or by hand, make the cookie dough by beating the butter, brown and granulated sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended. If using an electric mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the peanut butter.


In a separate bowl, whisk or sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture and stir until there are no patches of flour. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.









After chilling, pre-heat your oven to 350, scoop up tablespoon-sized portions of the dough. Roll into nice balls then place on cookie sheet, refrigerate for another 10 minutes before baking. This will help hold the shape well.


Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until just golden.







INGREDIENTS (White Chocolate Frosting)
Delightfully borrowed from How Sweet It Is


1 stick of butter, at room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces white chocolate, melted
1-2 tablespoons milk


DIRECTIONS (White Chocolate Frosting)


Cream butter in an electric mixer until fluffy, then add vanilla. Slowly add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time with the mixer on low speed. Add in melted white chocolate and beat until incorporated. To reach desired consistency, add in milk 1 teaspoon at a time with mixer on low speed. .


ASSEMBLY OF THE COOKIE...

Place cookie in hand (a cooled one), top with a *BIG OLE* dollop of frosting, smooth, give it a dose of Sprinkles…Place cookie in mouth…repeat…..repeat…repeat.




37 comments:

SprinkleBakes said...

Squeee!!! Sprinkles, PB cookies, Jessica's WC frosting... sigh. Wonderful combo!

I must say, I LOVE your email photo too - how fun!

Kelly said...

yum! these look delish!

Allison at Novice Life said...

Looks like fun...and delish!

Faith said...

Bathing suit season is just a cruel cruel time of year. I rank trying on bathing suite right up there with trying on jeans, bras, or getting a rootcanal. Ugh!
Those cookies look amazing and the frosting... I think you just solved a deliema I was having with some strawberry bars!! ;)

Nisrine Merzouki said...

Beautiful frosting for the already delicious cookies. Very nice.

Elizabeth said...

Oh wow... I'm with you on the target 6 item limit and the lights are way too intense... those cookies look fantastic! White chocolate and peanut butter may be the best combo ever!

Kim Kelly said...

My daughter SO agrees that sprinkles are NOT optional!
So nice to meet you and Indigo yesterday! I got a couple of cute pics of her... will forward them on. She is a sweetie! Looking forward to seeing you both soon!

aipi said...

I have to try it out, they look super cute, addictive and I can almost taste them and want to grab a few :)
US Masala

Holly said...

These sound sooooo yummy! Love the PB and white chocolate combo:)

Tracy said...

Aww, sounds like you had a bit of a rough weekend! These cookies look like they may have made up for some of it though. Yum!

Just Cake Girl said...

Looks very yummy, and perfect for the kidies :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, they are to die for! What a fabulous falvor combo.

Cheers,

Rosa

Sue said...

I love peanut butter cookies, but have never made them with white chocolate. I need to try it! They turned out beautifully!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

But sprinkles do help make anything better, right?

shaz said...

Yes, you are so right. Sprinkles are not optional :) Hope you got yourself a bathing suit after all that.

Raina said...

Wow! PB cookies with frosting sounds amazing! Bathing suit shopping not so much...lol

Katie said...

I love Target bathing suits...they're so cute (and cheap!)

Daisy said...

cookies look so tasty!

I went on a spree at H&M this weekend. but the bathing suit tops were an awkward fit - no go for me!

Much to My Delight said...

Peanut butter cookies, white chocolate frosting, and sprinkles paired with a discussion of bathing suit options. Really, dude?

Beth said...

Those cookies looks excellent. If I made a batch of those, I'd probably have to take 100 swimsuits in the changing room with me. (At least half of those one size up.)

Jenn said...

Oh, Jen, those look soooooo incredibly good! I don't know how you do it though, if I made these cookies, trying on swim suites would be last on my list.. I'm afraid I would eat them all!!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

I am LOVING this new trend of frosted cookies... I've gotta get on that! These look incredible, Jen. Pass one over this way! :)

Indie.Tea said...

Hmm, these look delicious. I've never had a frosted cookie.
And for the H&M thing, it just seems almost too good to be true (scowls).

Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

Never thought of putting frosting on peanut butter cookies, but I likey!

teresa said...

ah swimsuit season, love it.

i love these big thick cookies, they look and sound wonderful!

Leslie said...

Yeah..totally agree..whats up w/ the 6 item limit at Target..totally annoying!
Love the cookies

Leesha said...

I agree with you on the limit and lighting...I can get so sweaty (and discouraged) in those dang dressing rooms!

Val said...

I'm on a peanut butter kick these days and this would help my addiction. YUM

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

I literally just clicked on your blog and saw the Wilton sprinkles - guess what? I have a bottle right next to by laptop right now, am planning to use them soon...

These look amazing, nice choice on the peanut butter front :)

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

oops, almost forgot to say, I went ot H&M once, and they only had the size left on the mannequinn. I asked to try that on, but they wouldn't let me :(

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

These look scrumptous, my girls would go nuts for them. Love the photos - especially of your cute little one!
I'm going to sign up to follow you - your blog is so much fun!
Mary

Julia said...

Bathing suit shopping is so NOT happening this yr (I determined this AFTER 2 trips to Target HOPING to find a suit). I'm not 15, therefor I will not wear ugly patterened scantily clad shreds of fabric. And I'm not rich, therefor I will not wear the more appropriatly designed suits. I will just sit here and pout instead.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Agreed! Sprinkle are NOT optional. I even top my ice-cream with them. Adorable cookies Jennifer!

Pam said...

So cute and tasty! I love the combination of flavors. Don't get me started on trying bathing suits on - UGH!

Allison said...

I totally agree with the limit!! No fun having to get re-dressed over and over again.

Avril said...

I am simply in awe with your pic's....so beautiful! And of course I am head of heels in love with those AMAZING looking cookies...wowsers they look good!

Maranda said...

These cookies look adorable and delicious. I can tell you that shopping for a bathing suit while 6 months pregnant is not ideal either. Blah!