Some of you may know that for the past few months I have been doing contributor posts over at Real Housemoms, which is run by Aubrey. While working over there I’ve had the opportunity to work with the crazy-talented Julie from White Lights on Wednesday, who for the past couple of years has hosted an annual cookie swap. I’ve always wanted to participate but just didn’t feel like I had a good recipe to give. However, this year the Hubs and I have been toying around with some different variations of peanut butter cookies and so I felt like this year I could totally participate.
I was partnered with Emily from Two Purple Couches, which is a blog about crafts, cooking, decorating and DIY. The recipe that I shared with her was one that the Hubs and I came up with “Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies” (you’ll be able to find a link to that in the linkup below) and the one that she shared with me was “Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Butterscotch Chips”.
I have to say that as soon as I read the recipe title I was excited to make these. The Hubs loves all things dark chocolate and the hint of sweetness that the butterscotch would offer I knew would be right up his alley. He likes to enjoy his cookies with his coffee so I did cut the amount of butterscotch chips a bit because I didn’t want it to have to much sweetness when partnered with the coffee, however, on things like that I personally think it’s up to personal preference.
One thing that I will mention is to NOT use a Silpat type of product when cooking these, they really are done best on the straight cookie sheet. I made that mistake with the first batch and they wound up super crumbly. However, the next batch I did exactly as the recipe said and put them straight on the cookie sheet and BAM they came out pretty good. Another thing to mention is that this recipe really does make a lot of cookies! I know a lot of times when I go to blogs it says “Makes 12 Cupcakes” (etc) and I’m lucky if I get 6 out of it and I’m sitting there thinking “Yeah it makes 12 cupcakes alright…mini cupcakes.” This is so not the case with these.
These cookies really did turnout well! The Hubs really enjoyed them with his cup of coffee and they went really well with my glass bottle milk. I had a great time participating in this Cookie Swap and getting to know Emily, I can’t wait to participate again next year! Make sure to check out the other swappers in the linkup below.
What is your favorite holiday cookie