52 Weeks of Cookies: Week 18
This weeks cookies come from Deliciously Yum and in the spirit of Halloween I choose some halloweeny looking ones (because there is orange in them and brown and yes that's really the only way these are halloweeny.
Anywho... I was skeptical about these cookies whilst making them for one reason. IT WAS SO DRY! Maybe I did something wrong (I don't think I did anything wrong) but when I went to put the dough in the fridge (I stuck it in there overnight - as per usual) the dough looked like sand and I thought to myself "this is the perfect recipe for if I need to make edible sand"... only now that I think of it the "sand" wouldn't be very edible because there is raw egg in there.
So yeah, it was dry. While forming the balls for the cookies I really had to smash the dough together and a bunch of the Reese's Pieces fell out. Every. Single. Time. At first I was all "hmm... I don't think I have enough in here" but then they kept falling out and naturally I kept eating them.
But I digress... the changes I made were few and simple
1) I bought the regular candy sized Reese's Pieces and then later found a bag of smaller sized ones in the baking aisle (but I already had the regular sized ones at home so I just stuck with these). Maybe if I would have used the smaller version they wouldn't have fallen out everywhere!
2) I don't know what kind of chocolate chunks were in the picture on the recipe page but I didn't look for them at the grocery store. I had regular semi sweet chocolate chips in my house so I used those.
3) This isn't a change... per say BUT when forming the balls I had great difficulty (as previously mentioned) and so I just really mashed them together into balls. Then, they pretty much stayed in those balls and didn't spread out because if I would have smashed them down even just a tiny bit I imagine they would have fallen apart.
HOWEVER, I think I could remake these with a better peanut butter cookie recipe and be a little more successful at it. For this reason I'm just going to go ahead and give these guys a 7/10 and I'm not really sorry for it... they shouldn't have been so crumbly!
Last week I made something that the chocolate lovers will really love Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies.