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My Cookies Have Been Named!

AND THE WINNER IS…

Chipples

Before any of you go “HEY that is not G-rated” I want to give you some of the reasoning behind the choice, I feel I need to because I insisted after MOST of you sending in your naughty names. I realize by giving you such a sexy cookie to name it was going to be difficult, which is why I decided to make the contest a bit of a challenge by making the G rated aspects a precursor. (Psst, all you naughty name contributors? I did add all of them to the list so he could choose though. Let’s face it they were pretty dang funny, well SOME of them.) So though it may not be totally G rated, this is why he chose it a the winning name! I felt guilty so I kept talking it over with Geoff, but he listed many good reasons why his choice was what it was, after all I did give him the power in this little soiree.

 “instantly funny and catchy“… “Literally, it is the name that Tollhouse could come up with and everyone would titter but they would get away with it“… “Great Alaskan cookie naming jokes that would make a great cookie title, but don’t apply to this particular cookie” …”Kriss, I believe I am the one that gets to CHOOSE the name, stop bugging me and get on with it!” (spoken by the man-beast himself)

There were TONS of awesome names contributed to the contest,  and some of them made the pile of names of cookies I need to create! (Alaskan Oreos, all the Moose ones, Cabin Mounds, etc..  just to name a few)

These peanut butter balls may look big, but in fact it is what makes them perfect. Geoff tried the ones I made with smaller balls and his comment was "With these cookies, size does make a difference"

BUT Chipples really hit a home run with my man-beast, and he was the judge! Our winner is Ryne Douglas Pearson. Ryne responded to a link sent by Rachel Thompson Who, thanks to some awesome social networking and a great group of people on Triberr, my quest for the name of this scrumptious melding of chocolate brownie and peanut butter naughtiness reached many folks out there.

Just press lightly into the brownie part of the cookie, do not flatten it out. The oven will do the rest.

I will be writing an expose on Ryne later this week, as part of his contest swag! But I wanted to add a few quick things! Make sure you check him out. Ryne is known for contributing  Knowing with Nicholas Cage adapted from his screenplay and Mercury Rising adapted his novel Simple Simon into a dark and intriguing movie in 1988 with Bruce Willis. Ryne is also the author of several novels, a comprehensive list of them found on his Author Page at Amazon. You can follow him and his antics on Twitter. Till then I leave you with one more thought that truly speaks to my heart:

I’m a pretty ordinary guy with limited superpowers all revolving around bacon.”

I think that says it all! Enjoy the cookies!

Chipples
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅓ cup King Arthur Double-Dutch Dark (or any other Dutch cocoa NOT regular unsweetened)
  • ⅓ cup of King Arthur Black Cocoa (this is what makes them RICH and DECADENT and of the dark chocolate variety. If you do not have this or access to King Arthur products [I have to order mine online] than you just use ⅔ of a cup of any dutch process cocoa)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 oz of softened cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • Peanut Butter Filling:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • Chocolate Drizzle: (if desired)
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp of softened butter
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa and sugar together.
  3. In medium bowl on low speed blend together butter and cream cheese. Add the egg and slowly add the brownie mix or premixed dry ingredients. I usually mix the butter, cream cheese, egg and vanilla together with a mixer. Then I mix the brownie mix or dry ingredients by hand just like all the brownie mix recipes say to do on the box.
  4. Roll a BIG 1 tablespoon of dough into balls and place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Should make 2 dozen cookies. (This will all depend on how large your balls are.. and just how big are your balls?)
  5. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and peanut butter together and roll into small balls using about have the size of your cookie, you want insurmountable peanut butter power! (approx the size of a large 25 cent gumball)
  6. Press peanut butter balls into the center of your brownie ball gently, just barely pressing down.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cookies may appear slightly under cooked, but do not overbake. Cool on cookie sheets for about 3 mins and transfer to wire rack.
  8. If chocolate drizzle is desired, when cooled melt chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring in the cream cheese and butter till blended. With a small whisk whip till the mixture has slightly thickened but can still be drizzled. Design each cookie with a circular drizzle around the peanut butter ball base.
Notes
You can forgo figuring out the cocoa dilemma by buying a dark chocolate brownie mix, such as Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix. I just tried these with a box of Betty Crocker Gluten Free brownies and they worked, the cookies were dense but it was actually ALMOST better than making them from scratch.

P.S.S. I am using Ziplist from now on! I LOVE this plugin! ANYWAY hope you enjoy the cookies as I know Geoff, Ryne and  if Geoff doesn’t inhale them all, myself will be doing later this week!

3 Comments

  1. Love the name Chipples! Good thing I didn’t know about the no-R-rating, XXX either, naming rules beforehand… I’d buy a bag of Chipples LOl

  2. I don’t care what you say. Those are some mighty naughty cookies. Yum!

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