Recipe: Snow day celebration cookies.

What to do when your husband gets word of snow day #2 and commences dancing (yes, DANCING!) around the living room while you face the grim reality that you will yet again trudge through the slush to work tomorrow (uphill, BOTH WAYS)?

Well, make delicious cookies of course!

Now, friends, don't ever say that I don't love you for these cookies--these simple-sounding delicious treasures--will blow your MIND! SERIOUSLY.

And not only do they taste out-of-this-world good, they look magazine-perfect...a feat I can never achieve!

Bottom line: it made me feel really good about myself even though I chose cookies over the gym. Uhh...mental health day?

Without further ado: Celebratory Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies**

Note: If you did not get a snow day, you obviously get first pick of the batch and can eat as much dough as you want.


  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4  cup  water*
  • 1/4  cup  canola oil*
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 2  large egg whites
  • 1  large egg
  • 12  ounces  all-purpose flour (about 2 2/3 cups)
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 2/3  cup  semisweet chocolate minichips
*After mixing the dough, it seemed a bit dry, so I added an additional two T of both canola oil and water. 


1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
4. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in minichips.
5. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on 2 baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
6. Try to eat just one I DARE YOU!

**Adapted from a recipe I found online...unfortunately, I have no idea where! So sorry for not citing properly!

...any recipes I need to try? I'm all ears!


luke said...

i'm not much of a baker, but i'm totally trying these! i have a killer peanut butter cookie recipe, and i'll it with you if you want/if these aren't as good ;)

Sara said...

Um DEAL! I would take the recipe gladly even if this one changes your life! :)

(And Adam would thank you too! haha)

lauren said...

Impressive!! These don't use butter, so who needs the gym?! I'm trying them as soon as I replenish my peanut butter stash!!

Sara said...

Oh girl, you always know the right thing to say!
ALSO, after our fab McCoy's experience, I found a recipe for chocolate croissant bread puddings with high hopes of a future girls night and having A WHOLE PAN all to ourselves.
TOTAL FAILURE! I mean, Adam says it is pretty good but I disagree. Perhaps it's the lack of Baileys?...or maybe the lack of delicious brew. ;)