I would first like to point out to you that I went a whole month and the only things I baked ALL MONTH had fruit and vegetables in them. So I consider that my “healthy month” promise was seriously fulfilled!! RIGHT!??
So what better way could there be than to fall off the wagon of health and into the swirling clouds of white sugar in spectacular fashion with these absurd cookies? Beer, Chocolate, Peanut and Pretzel Cookies. I baked them in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl, because what says sporting event like Beer, Peanuts and Pretzels? Add a little chocolate and a little cookie, and you have a little slice of heaven.
So this morning I talked Super Bowl on KING5 News in the Seattle Area. They started filming around 6 AM, but I had been up since 4AM preparing the festivities. Which would have been ok, except for that Pia came and got into bed with us at 12:30, and then every 15 minutes until 3:30AM she would wake me up to ask if it was time to get up yet and be on TV. I think it is fair to say that Pia is quite taken with the darling reporter Christie Johnson.
The other crazy thing is that Coco, who also joined us in the 7 o’clock hour proceeded to have a massive temper tantrum during one of our segments. They managed to somehow minimize it with the audio, but what you may have missed was Coco asking Pia to play with her, Pia saying no, that she was busy being on TV and Coco freaking out. Then I tried to kind of shove a chip in her mouth to be quiet and she screamed “OOOWWWWW!!!! MOOOOOM!!! YOU HUUUUURT ME!!! EEEOOOOOWWWWW!!!”
Then poor Christie tried to pick her up and she screamed” DOOOOON’T TOOOOUUUUCH MEEEEEE!!!”
Oh jeez. Then there was Pia in the background yelling “DAAAAAADDDDD, COCO IS SCREAMING WHILE MOM IS ON TEEEE-VEEEEEEE! DDDAAAAAAADDDDDDDD!!!! COME GET HER!!!!!!”
All this while I was trying to talk about snacks.
So I wanted to share this great cookie recipe with you, in case you need to meet any cookie cravings this weekend!
Also- here are some of the other recipes that I featured today:
Smoked Trout Dip (but I subbed in crab and added 1 fresh jalapeno)
Recipe: Beer, Chocolate, Peanut and Pretzel Cookies
Summary: makes 2 dozen cookies
- -1 cup butter
- -1 ½ cups sugar
- -2 eggs
- -½ cup beer (I used Guinness)
- -2 3/4 cups flour
- -1 teaspoon kosher salt
- -1 teaspoon baking soda
- -1 ½ cups peanut m&m’s
- -1 ½ cups pretzel m&m’s
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. And prepare sheet pans with silpats or parchment paper.
- 2. Cream together the butter and the sugar with an electric mixer until soft and fluffy.
- 3. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until fully mixed together with the butter and sugar.
- 4. Mix the beer in.
- 5. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients and then add them to the batter.
- 6. Gently mix in the m&m’s.
- 7. Scoop the cookies onto the prepared sheet pans and bake for 10-12 minutes or until crispy and slightly under-baked. Let the cookies cool before removing them from the pan. Enjoy!
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 12 minute(s)