Chocolate, Need I Say More?

When I have a few extra mins, I get thinking, “What can I bake?” I didn’t have a lot of down time. I was also trying to get the mountains of laundry washed, dried and put away. I have to share laundry machines, which means 34 minutes until the wash is finished, then an hour in the dryer. Keeping the oven on while I ran up and down the stairs was not an option. So I thought, wait a second: I know that Dreena’s cookies only take 11 mins to bake, they are easy to put together and the minions love them.

I use enjoy life chunks instead of the mini chippits. I have a minion that doesn’t like chocolate, so this makes it easy to make some cookies without any for her. If you want a no fail cookie recipe that is amazing check out Dreena Burton’s site.


Look at how perfect they are 🙂

I didn’t stop there. Oh no, there was another recipe that I wanted to try. I came across it in Jazzy Vegetarian Classics cookbook.  These have peanut butter and chocolate and taste just like “those” store bought cups- only this has 3 ingredients and sinful tasting.


I only put a teaspoon per liner, so I ended up with like 18 cups instead of the 10 the recipe said. I thought I might have to store some in the freezer, so of course I turn to the knowledgeable people of facebook and even Laura herself, to see if these would keep nicely in the freezer for up to a month. I got answers on facebook and then the real answer came in when my daughter who HATES chocolate said she loved these cups. Problem solved, we all loved them, they were all gone within 48 hrs.  These would make for nice little treats beside all the other holiday baked goodies. Try them yourself, don’t worry- your family will love them (and you can freeze them if you are the only person in your household. You can also use Wow butter instead of peanut butter.) Here’s the link Choco-Peanut Butter Cups.


What is your favorite Christmas cookie?


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