Dark Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies
This recipe for Dark Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies is a variation of this recipe, which originally appeared on Taste As You Go in May 2012. If you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, then you're going to want to make these cookies!
Happy New Year, everyone!
2018 ended in a bit of a whirlwind. After house-hunting for five months, we finally closed on our new house on December 11th. Two days later, we moved into it... and two days after that, we decorated the house for the holidays as best we could. I wanted the house to feel festive as we prepared to celebrate our first Christmas in our new home. We still have quite a bit of unpacking to do, but the house is finally starting to feel like ours.
As thrilled as I was to have the move behind us, I also endured some heartbreaking moments in December. My grandmother passed away right before Christmas, and we said our final farewells to her on the 28th. And, as if I weren't emotional enough... the anniversary of my mother's passing came on the heels of my grandmother's funeral.
Needless to say, I'm ready for 2019.
But I'm not going to kick things off by sharing a healthy recipe or a post about my resolutions as you might expect. Instead, I'm going to ignore the fact that the holiday baking season is over and I'm going to share a decadent cookie recipe.
This recipe for Dark Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies is a variation on this one... a cookie recipe I first shared back in May 2012.
The combo of chocolate and peanut butter always reminds me of my mom, especially around the holidays. Each Christmas, everyone in my family would fight over who got to eat the last peanut butter blossoms... So my mom and I would bake batches and batches of them so there would be plenty to share.
She's old enough to help me in the kitchen now, so Caroline and I have started baking cookies together, making sure to set some aside for Santa. Next year, though, I may skip the traditional peanut butter blossoms in favor of these.
Using butter gives the cookies a crunchy texture...
Dipping the cookies into chocolate allows you to use as much (or a little) chocolate as you want. You get the same flavor profile without having to unwrap all those Hershey Kisses.
Plus the dipped cookies are flat, they're easier to arrange on a plate or package in a festive tin to share with loved ones. And that's the whole point, right?
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