- Preheat oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
- Chop chocolate and place in a microwave-safe bowl with butter. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir until completely melted.
- Stir in sugar, then eggs.
- Stir in flour and salt. Batter will be stiff.
- Add vanilla. Set aside.
- In another bowl, beat butter and peanut butter together with an electric mixer.
- Beat in the sugar, the egg, then the vanilla.
- Beat in the flour.
- Pour chocolate batter into a greased 13x9-inch pan. Make sure it reaches all the corners and edges.
- Swirl several tablespoons of peanut butter batter into the chocolate layer, but do not completely mix it in. Instructions with pictures can be found here.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until almost cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle with 3/4 C chocolate chips and 1/2 C peanut butter chips. Press into the surface slightly.
- Continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out relatively clean.
- Yields at least 20, depending on how you cut it.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Posted by Cinnimin at 4:47 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Hello, everyone! First off, I would like to apologize for being a bit of blog hermit... it's been a while since I've blogged regularly, so I'm a kind-of bad with the whole 'checking back regularly thing' but I promise I'll make it part of my daily computer routine: Sluggy Freelance, Questionable Content, Blogger, then e-mail. Yay.
Next, put your flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into one large bowl. The largest you have. Then mix it all up. You can use a whisk if you want, but I tend to use a wooden spoon and that does the job pretty well.
You may want an extra set of arms to take over halfway through. If you've done it right, it takes a bit of arm strength to mix it all up. Making cookies almost once a week for three or four years has made me pretty strong...
When your cookies are done, wait about 3-ish minutes before transferring them to some lovely wire racks. This is better accomplished with a spatula than with your hands.
Posted by Cinnimin at 9:39 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Hello, everyone! I suppose you've heard (or read, as the case may be) that I will be taking over Rayne's "Crunchy Bits" blog. If you haven't... now you know. Yay!
So, this is going to become a recipe blog very shortly. In fact, I am, as we speak, working on my first post for all of you. It will be, as Rayne mentioned, our "top secret" cookie recipe. At least, it's my version.
A few things about this blog and cooking in general: First: I will be making mostly baked goods, just so you know. They're my favorite thing to make, so I'll be making a lot of them. But, I'll try to change it up a little now and then.
Second: My posts will consist lots of pictures and explaining, but I'll always include a condensed version of the recipe at the bottom for an easier baking experience.
Third: Don't worry about screwing up. If you'd direct your attention to my profile picture you'll see that we all screw up even the most simplistic things from time to time (it's a grilled cheese sandwich, in case you can't tell).
Fourth: Most of these recipes will be experimental; as in, I've never made them before... so we'll all have fun finding out how that goes.
Fifth: Have fun. I suggest listening to music while you cook. Baking is all the more entertaining when you dance with your spoon.
Enjoy, and see you as soon as I've thrown together a post about chocolate chip cookies!
Posted by Cinnimin at 9:24 PM
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Okay....This is what's happening. With school and everything else that is going on, not to mention the 'Facebook Ate My Brain' episode, I have decided I needed to consolidate everything into one site. So...I have taken everything on Crunchy Bits and moved it to Paisley Rain. Paisley Rain is also a blogger blog and it's URL is http://paisleyrain.blogspot.com/
I sincerely hope you follow me over there.
In other news...
Katy, my daughter, is taking over Crunchy Bits. She will be presenting recipes and all sorts of good cooking type related stuff as well as a bit of wisdom, humor and probably a bit of attitude. She's 16, it can't be helped. I do believe in one of her first posts she will be revealing the secret chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Posted by Rayne at 9:32 PM