Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nefarious but delicious...

Part of my new workout plan includes fattening up all my coworkers so I look smaller. Nefarious, but at least they'll die happy. I've been working all week on the secret Marco-family-recipe chocolate bark, my famous 81-calorie cookies, and finally, Peanut Butter Kiss cookies. These last lovelies are not even remotely healthy, unless you'd like to make the argument that peanut butter contains a lot of healthy fats and proteins. :)

The recipe below is for a triple batch (36 or so cookies) but you can by all means split it into one dozen each and enjoy that way... but your coworkers will never get fat off only a dozen. ;)

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- 3 cups Smooth Peanut Butter (I've used Jif reduced fat with good results)
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 bag dark chocolate or milk chocolate Hershey kisses

That's right. This has no flour. None at all. Trust me, it'll be okay. I use the confectioner's sugar to stiffen the batter up a bit, the brown sugar for some depth of flavor and the white sugar for some pure sweetness. Now, bust out your hand mixer and beat it to death (1-2 minutes generally works). I refrigerate my dough for about 20-30 minutes just to make it easier to scoop out and less sticky. Place on a greased or lined cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes (you can tell when they're done) in an oven set to 350. When they're done, pull them out and immediately press hershey kiss into the middle. I leave them on the cookie sheet for another 3-5 minutes just to let them settle a bit more.