Dipped Peanut Butter Meltaway Cookies
I was intrigued by this recipe. Chocolate. Peanut butter. No eggs. Lots of corn starch. Curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to try them out.
I think it is safe to say that I’ve never made anything with 1/2 cup of corn starch. Maybe 1/2 teaspoon. I suppose they are used in this recipe as a binding agent, since there are no eggs to do so.
Putting the dough in the refrigerator was just torture. The dough smelled and tasted so good (I am a confessed dough eater) that I didn’t want to wait to bake them.
I didn’t have any miniature chocolate chips on hand, just the regular size, so I made the cookies a little larger than 1-inch in diameter. With that said, the recipe yielded two dozen or so cookies.
After 10 minutes, the cookies were done and ready to cool before dipping them in chocolate. Melting paraffin in the microwave requires patience. I put an ounce of the paraffin in a glass measuring cup and gave it an initial zap in the microwave. As the glass got hot (and it really did – please put on an oven mitt), it was actually more effective to take the paraffin and rub it along the sides of the cup in between heating. It took about a six minutes to completely melt it. The measuring cup retained a good bit of heat which helped to keep the chocolate and paraffin mixture melted during the dipping process.
The heat-stir-heat-stir method also worked well after adding the chocolate to the paraffin. Then, after about an minute and a half, it was time to dip! After dipping each one, I put them on parchment paper to dry. Luckily, the drying phase was quick. The first ones I dipped were dry by the time I finished the last one.
Then, it was finally time to taste them, and they were excellent. Not an overwhelming peanut butter taste, but it’s definitely there. The chocolate coating really gave them a little something extra. The texture of the cookies was a little different than the usual cookie. Lack of eggs, I suppose. They are very light and a little crumbly. All in all, these are delicious, and I would definitely recommend them. I’ll definitely be putting the recipe in my files.