Taco (Soup) Tuesday (& Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies)

It’s Tuesday once again and since I had planned to thaw a frozen container of (taco) soup from the freezer for dinner, I decided to whip up a batch of special cookies for The Mr for dinner! Reese’s anything is pretty much his favorite on the face of the earth — well, besides me. I recently told how I had a stash of baking morsels and a bag of Reese’s peanut butter chips were one of them.

The soup was some frozen leftover I wrote about a while back. Even after halving the recipe, there was a ton leftover so I froze it, of course. I thawed it and added Mexican cheese, chopped avocado, plenty of sour cream, and fresh cracked black pepper! You can get the recipe here and the aforementioned post can be found here! No flavor or texture was affected in the great freeze and great thaw.

Now on to the good part! The cookies. Once again, I deferred to the recipe on the back on the package of cookies (which you can find here). I at first had my doubts about how chocolatey they were going to be when I still had them in the mixer. The color was a little light, but I was pleasantly surprised after mixing in the peanut butter chips and baking them. They came out Chewy and luxurious. They tasted just like a peanut butter cup! Winner winner!

I baked one pan – ONE. I no longer bake off an entire batch of cookies anymore. They would sit around and then we would eat them all too quickly! Now, I line a fresh cookies sheet with parchment paper, ball the dough into 1in individual balls and freeze the tray for one hour. Once flash-frozen, the cookie dough balls are popped into a freezer bag (since they’ve been flash-frozen, they won’t stick together and instead stay loose int he freezeer bag) and replaced in the freezer for later. Later, when we want cookies, we can just pull out 2-4 at a time and bake them. Guilt-free enjoyment and pretty simple to remember baking instructions. Cookies generally bake at 350° for 8-10min!

These cookies definitely made me glad I grabbed a half gallon of whole milk (always whole. We don’t drink it that often and it’s totally worth it), but I’m regretting not buying two since the milk is nearly gone now… What is your absolute favorite treat?


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