Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Caution: For serious Peanut Butter Lovers only! These cookies look pretty innocent at first glance, don’t they?

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies - Started From The Batter

But beware, unsuspecting cookie eaters, because these Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies pack a serious peanut butter punch. I’ll be honest, I know these cookies are not the most impressive looking on the outside, but haven’t you learned that it’s what’s on the inside that counts? Don’t judge a book by its cover? First impressions aren’t everything? Come on, just the name of the cookies should be enough to convince you! Did you read it correctly? PEANUT. BUTTER. STUFFED. CHOCOLATE. COOKIES. Well, if you’re still not convinced, maybe this will do it:

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I’m In Love With the Cocoa

What do you do when you hear that there’s a blizzard coming? If you’re a bake-aholic like me, you immediately check your kitchen for the only things that matter – butter, sugar, flour, and eggs. So when I heard that a “historic” blizzard would be hitting New York earlier this week, that’s exactly what I did. The blizzard ended up falling quite short of historic proportions, but I was thankful to have the day off on Tuesday to bake these amazing chocolate sugar cookies that I’ve been dying to make for weeks. Unlike the blizzard, the cookies met and exceeded my expectations!

Chocolate Sugar Cookies - Started from the Batter

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All My Cookies Look Rich as F*ck

These Chocolate Fluffernutter cookies are goooooood. Chocolate, marshmallow, and peanut butter – what could be bad?

Chocolate Fluffernutter Cookies - STARTED FROM THE BATTER

Unfortunately, I do have one disclaimer: the cookies did not come out as peanut buttery as I would have liked them to. Fear not; I have a solid plan to make these cookies more peanut buttery than ever.

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Chocolate Like It’s Hot

I must have seen this recipe on Pinterest way over a year ago and I had been dying to try it ever since, but I never felt like there was an appropriate opportunity for me to bake these Spicy Mexican Chocolate Cookies. I obviously could have baked them just for fun, but, as previously mentioned, I try really hard not to bake unless I have somewhere to bring the goods. Right now, for instance, I am struggling with a really strong urge to bake this “Perfected Yellow Cake.” I have no immediate occasion to bake it for but I’m sure I won’t be able to hold out for long, so look for it in an upcoming post. Spicy Chocolate Cookies - STARTED FROM THE BATTER Anyway, I finally had the PERFECT opportunity to bake these Spicy Chocolate Cookies. A few weeks ago my parents decided to throw a summer fiesta (aka Mexican themed party) and my mind immediately went to these cookies. IMG_4114 Continue reading

All Black (and White) Everything

Finally, my first real post! I didn’t have time to bake for a while but last week I made a few things, so now I have the posts lined up and ready to go. First up….


Black and white cookies are one of those staple desserts that I’ve grown up with, present in every deli, bagel store, and bakery, and at every bar mitzvah, oneg, and shiva (you know it’s true), yet they were never a favorite dessert of mine. I think because they were always there, I usually passed them up for something else. Then about 8 months ago I was on Pinterest and came across this recipe for homemade black and white cookies. Upon clicking the link, I was shocked to find out that black and white cookies are a “New York thing.” Michelle, of the Brown Eyed Baker blog, described them as “synonymous with New York City bakeries.” In the comments section I found people talking about how they always look forward to black and white cookies when they’re in New York, they make relatives in New York bring them black and white cookies when they visit, and the thing they miss most since moving away from New York is black and white cookies. There were even a handful of people who had never seen or heard of black and white cookies before. My mind was BLOWN. To think, I had been taking these delicious cookies for granted all my life! Continue reading