Thursday, February 25, 2010

Girl Scout Cookies: Peanut Butter Patties!

This is part 1 of 2 of Girl Scout cookies...maybe even 3. Part 1 is Peanut butter patties. These are some of my favorite cookies ever and when I was diagnosed with Celiac I was so sad at the thought that I would never have them again. This recipe is pretty rich and its important that you remember how small they should be otherwise you will have monster cookies (which isn't a terrible thing). These really are easy to make, but take a little bit of time, so don't make these if your in a rush.

3/4 cup White bean puree
1/6 cup Honey
1/6 cup Butter (melted)
2/3 cup Corn starch
2 teaspoons Baking soda
1 tablespoon Egg (white, substitute or scrambled egg)
1 tablespoon Stevia

1/3 cup Better'n Butter (available at Trader Joes) OR
1/3 cup Peanut butter
1/2 tablespoon Honey
1/2 tablespoon Stevia

1/2 bag of Dark chocolate chips (at least 60% cocoa)
1/2 bag of Milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven at 325. Add all cookie ingredients together in bowl and mix smooth. Grease pan and dollop small balls of batter on pan. Bake until brown, about 20 minutes. Immediately after removing from oven take a small spoon and make depressions in the middle of each cookie. This is where the filling will go. Be careful not to break or crack the cookie because they need to stay intact. Place cookies in freezer and allow to harden (this will make them easier to handle without breaking)

Once hardened remove cookies and add peanut butter filling and return to freezer. Place chocolate chips in double broiler and melt. I have used all dark chocolate and the cookies were SO rich it was much better with half dark, half milk. Once the cookies are hardened take one cookie at a time and place in the chocolate. Use two spoons: one underneath the cookie and the other to pour some chocolate over the top of the cookie. Lift the cookie out of the pot and remove excess chocolate with spoon two (don't forget to the bottom of the cookie). Place cookie on parchment paper to cool. Repeat with all cookies. **Hint- start with the smaller most intact cookies so that cookie bits don't break off in chocolate. Let chocolate harden and ENJOY!!


Anonymous said...

These look sooooo goood!