Thursday, October 27, 2011

Today's Guest

Hi! I'm Michelle visiting from my crafty blog called, Michelle">">Michelle Paige.
I'm so excited to be a part of the Monster Craft Bash Party at a Pocket Full of Pink!  Thanks for having me, Karen.
It's almost Halloween, but don't worry...
you still have plenty of time to whip out these fun chocolate-peanut butter cookies! 
Start now and you can be done within the hour, plus did I mention how easy they are? 
They're so simple, your kids can help you, and you probably have everything you need to make them right now!  No trick! 
You'll need:  1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy- you choose.)
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1 chocolate cake mix (any chocolate flavor)
In addition you'll need 1/4 cup granulated sugar-- you see why, soon.
And get out any Halloween candy you have to make the faces.
This is what I used, but you could use any little candies you already have.
(Of course you have candy's almost Halloween!
Or, did you already get into the Halloween me?  Hmmm?)
Beat together 1 cup peanut butter, 2 eggs and 1/3 cup water.
Slowly add the dry cake mix.
Mix well.
Using your hands, form dough into 1" balls.
Place on cookie sheet.
Put 1/4 cup of granulated sugar on a plate.
Using the bottom of a drinking glass, dip glass in sugar,
then press glass on ball.  Repeat with each ball.
Now you have perfect round cookies!
Here's the fun part!  Using your fingers, pinch out ears near the top of each circle cookie.
If your kids are helping, you may get some interesting shapes as well!
My son formed a flying bat when he was supposed to be 'pinching ears'!

To make owl cookies, stick in two white chocolate chips for the eyes
and one piece of candy corn for the beak. 
Or, use whatever little candies you have!
For the cat, I used two white chocolate chips for the eyes,
one red hot candy for the nose...
and I found these Candy Sticks at the Dollar Store for the whiskers.
When I opened them, they reminded me of those candy cigarettes they used to make when I was a kid.
(Can you believe I'm that old to remember those things?  I am not telling my kids they used to make candy cigarettes!  Ugh!) 
Anyway, I broke each stick in half and stuck two sticks on each side of the nose.
If you don't have candy for the whiskers, use a fork and press into the dough on both sides.
It will make nice whisker marks.
Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
(See, I told you they were quick!)
Aren't they adorable?
How can you resist these soft, chewy chocolate cookies? 
You can even package them up in a cellophane bag with a cute handwritten tag and give to someone you love.
Whoooo Loves You?  We do!
Happy Halloween!
I'd love for you to come visit my blog, Michelle">">Michelle Paige
 for more creative recipes, tips, ideas and crafts.
It's almost my birthday (it's a big one!)
 and you won't believe what my AH (awesome husband) has been up to!
He's kind of been impressing my friends (and me) with his creativity and secrecy...
you'll have to come check it out and see!

Here's the recipe in it's entirety:
Super Fast Halloween Cat & Owl Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup water
2 eggs
1 package chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup granulated sugar (for flattening cookies)
Candies for the faces: white chocolate chips, candy corn, red hots, candy sticks, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together peanut butter, eggs and water. Add in cake mix slowly and mix well. Form dough into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Using a glass dipped in sugar, press glass onto ball to flatten. Repeat for each ball. Pinch out the ears near the top of each cookie. Add candies for the face. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!


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