chocolate peanut butter thumbprint cookies

if i could rule the world not much would change.

think of me as sort of like the english monarchy. really kind of useless but there as a figurehead/standard/upholding of our morals & greatness of our country type of deal. i also have a bridge in brooklyn i want to sell you...

i would be kind and benevolent. but i would issue some sort of decrees...

1. if you drive slow stick to the right lanes! the left lanes are for the fast cars. stay out of the way.

2. don't spit or hock loogies. it's nasty.

3. if you are famous please hire a NO person. a person who is on your payroll to tell you no.

for example:

no tiger, bad kitty.
no! you can not wear that to the oscars.
no! you can not go on another coke binge.
no! you can not drink and drive.

4. if you are famous and particularly if you are an athlete. in your off season please take some public speaking courses. ummm, uhhh, and you know what i'm sayin' are not answers to questions that reporters ask you. there is nothing wrong with sounding semi-intelligent.

5. there should be freshly baked cookies in the kitchen at all times.

the world would be a happier place.

chocolate peanut butter thumbprint cookies: sunset magazine dec. 2009

10 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup peanut butter ***nutella would be great instead of peanut butter***

Put chocolates and butter in a medium metal bowl and set bowl over a pan filled with 1 in. of simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted, then remove from heat and let cool slightly. Whisk in eggs and sugar, mixing until combined. Then whisk in flour, baking powder, and salt. Chill dough, covered, until firm, about 2 hours.

Let dough sit at room temperature 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop 1 tbsp. portions of dough, rolling each into a ball, and put onto sheets 1 in. apart. Press your thumb into center of each cookie ball, making a small well. Fill a resealable plastic bag with about 1/2 cup peanut butter.

With scissors, snip off 1 corner of bag; squeeze about 1/2 tsp. peanut butter from bag into each well. Bake as directed. Makes 40.

Bake cookies until they no longer look wet on top, about 8 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets.

so... if you ruled the world, what would you decree?


Catherine said...

ahaha NO person.

Jeanna said...

No tiger, bad kitty LOLOLOLOLOLOL

I would delare there is an extra day between Saturday and Sunday, thus, 3 day weekend every week!

SaintTigerlily said...

Not sure, but those cookies look splendid. My first act as the world leader would probably be to resign.

nancy said...

When I rule the world, all the SUVs that clog up our streets will just disappear. Their owners will find themselves sitting by the road with all their stuff/kids, completely unharmed, and clutching a wad of cash to buy a car more suitable for city driving, but no more SUVs!

tamilyn said...

I think these will have to go on the cookie platter for work on Monday.

I would decree that teenagers have to know how to make change without looking at the cash register 18 times to figure out how to give me 68 cents in change.

me again said...

These cookies? Mmmmmmmmm.
If I got to be in charge, everyone would have to have common courtesy. Be nice, play fair, remember to be kind. That's all...but I think it's a lot :-)

Melissa said...

I know what you mean about the public speaking. I love our new Laker, Shannon Brown, but oh honey. Keep your mouth closed. *Cringe* Just another reason I like Kobe, ja no? ;)

If I ruled the world, I would decree that you and Rebecca live within an hour's drive from me for the rest of your lives. Ha!

Melissa said...

P.S. I love your header!