Monday, October 1, 2012

Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Stout Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Stout Cookies
So this is a hard one to write y'all. If you have followed my blog at all you know that this whole thing started as a way to vent during a hard time in my life (as well as a simple way to document my life as it is in present time.) It is also a way to revisit my heritage and recipes that have been my family recipes for years. I think, up until this time, I have used this blog to revisit where I am from and what I have been through and you all have helped me in that journey. And by no means has that journey stopped, I am just hoping that it has evolved....
Let me start by saying that, at times, in life as a relationship evolves or become stagnant, it can either change and improve or disappear. I am at that stage....

I am doing all that I can to change. I have been working for quite a while at getting ME back.  I have made this blog to help in the process of transformation.  In the past year, as you know, I have had hardship in my personal life, (hello newcomers, read my About section, LOL!) but these past two weeks I have taken it upon myself to ask another for a change; a change that I wanted for for a long time but was unable to go after.   In the past year, I have worked so hard to become the stronger person that I am. I have made stronger personal relationships, family connections and business commitments.  But most importantly, I have renewed strength in my personal and love requirements and I hope that will make all the difference.

At times, in life, I have learned through my experience, and through some trusted friends experiences (who I love more and more each day because they were willing to share their heartache with me,) people loose sight of what is important.  For whatever reason, life has a way of throwing each of us into situations that, at the time we are not ready to deal with.  While it might break us for a while, and distract us in our path, it does not mean we don't know the way.... It just makes us more able to define ourselves and what as individuals makes us happy. And there is nothing wrong with a little self discovery, as long as it leads you in the right direction in the end. In the past year, this is a path that I have traveled.

There are some really scary questions I have been asking myself lately.  Will my personal  change come in enough time???? Will others be able to forgive???? Can love overcome everything else????..... And unfortunately, I don't have those answers but I am ever hopeful and full of love and commitment.

I have included this recipe for this post because it is a super simple recipe that anyone could make. It was one of my Mom's favorites for that reason. I am not sure where she got it, but it was a staple in my house growing up and still is present every year at our beach trip and multiple other occasions. In this post, I have changed the original to make it evolve with the times; a little complicated, a little difficult to define but still the original recipe we all fell in love with;  a lot like the people I hold dear... Is your recipe ready to evolve.... to become better than it ever was.... to change.....  mine is!

Once again, I want to say thanks to the guys at The Community Tap who helped me in my beer selection;  I love that place!

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Stout Cookies

14 oz Sweetened Condensed milk
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 cups and 4 Tbsp Bisquick
4 Tbsp Founders Breakfast Stout or Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout
30 frozen miniature Peanut Butter cups cut in 6 pieces
Sugar to coat

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter until smooth. Add Bisquick and stout. Mix until just combined.

This is a great stout,  but choose your favorite.

Chop frozen Peanut Butter cups. I cut them in half and then cut each half into thirds. Why do I freeze them? Because they hold up better when cutting them and they also stay more intact during the cooking process.

Who doesn't love a peanut butter cup?

Fold in Peanut butter cups by hand, making sure not to crush them.

Adding a little texture and depth of flavor to this old recipe.

Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet and flatten with fork or other baking utensil. Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly brown.

Who needs milk when you have left over stout??

For the basic recipe replace stout w one tsp vanilla and only use 2 cups Bisquick.

1 comment:

Lin said...

I always look foward to your blog and the recipes. I wish you only luck in finding the answers you are searching for and know that your family and friends are always there for you. Only a phone call away!!!!

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