|Gold Stars for a job well done. © Ryan Schierling|
For my man who just made my little baking heart so very happy? He got gold stars!!
See, I found these star-shaped peanut butter coated cookies in our local HEB store's bulk department the other day. Ryan really isn't one to eat a lot of sweets, but he does happen to have a soft spot for the classic chocolate and peanut butter combination. So, to inaugurate the new oven and to thank Ryan… double chocolate cookies with crispy peanut butter stars!
The chocolate cookie part is an adaptation of a recipe for Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies that I have had in my recipe box since I was in grade school – I've been making them that long, and almost every time I change it up in some way or other. This time I was going for really dark chocolate cookies and wanted to minimize the texture of the oatmeal, so this is where most of the modifications were geared.
The oven? It worked like a dream. Ryan deserves every single one of these chocolate and peanut butter rewards.
Gold Star Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2-1/2 cups rolled oats (or quick oats), whizzed up in food processor
8-10 ounces dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet)
Peanut butter coated star cookies, cooled in freezer (not frozen).