A while ago, I use to give my sister a subscription to her favorite magazine. It was a gift that she could enjoy all year long. Maybe think of me?
Since my Mom knew I like to read magazines, she asked me if I wanted a subscription to her favorite magazine. I said sure. In the magazine, it has a monthly recipe contest you can enter. I thought sure, why not. Wouldn't it be cool to win something? The recipe contest for that month featured peanut butter. My husband loves peanut butter. I had experimented with lots of recipes that weekend and this recipe is the one I entered two years ago. I was very happy when I heard that my recipe was selected and featured in the magazine. I didn't win the top prize but I did win. I did the happy dance because I won. Any time I win something I perform the happy dance. My husband finds me very amusing. The kids just dance with me.Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
1 (12 oz.) package miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp milk
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups all purpose flour
Filling recipe below
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Set aside 1/4 cup chocolate pieces to sprinkle on cookies.
- In microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup of the chocolate pieces and 2 tablespoons milk. Microwave for1 minute or until melted; stir once. Set aside.
- In another bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until combine.
- Add sugar, soda, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; beat to combine. Add eggs, 1/2 cup milk, vanilla, and melted chocolate; beat until combined.
- Beat in cocoa powder and flour until combined.
- Stir in remaining chocolate pieces except the 1/4 cup of chocolate pieces.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with reserved chocolate.
- Bake 9 minutes or until tops are set.
- Cool on sheets 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks; cool completely.
- To assemble, spread flat sides of half the cookies with Filling; top with remaining cookies.
Peanut Butter Filling
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup marshmallow creme
2 cups powder sugar
2 Tbsp milk
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the milk.
Add one Tbsp milk at a time until the desired filling consistency.
My recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.
Did you already know..............
-Better Homes and Gardens has been around since 1922.
-In 1924, Fruit, Garden and Home changed its name to Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
-In the U.S., Better Homes and Gardens is the fourth best selling magazine.