“I’d kill for a peanut butter cup.”
It hasn’t helped that the Comet Halloween just whizzed past us tossing chocolate & peanut debris in it’s wake… nor that the typhoon “Winter Holiday” is churning out in the distance, chocked full of every imaginable forbidden delight in that never-ending advertising rotation, hitting the airwaves every… fifteen… minutes.
Luckily, I’ve been able to igg out a few small miracles. Watkin’s makes an impressive imitation chocolate extract. It’s not quite chocolate (being made from yeast), but it does give you the impression that you’ve doused the kitchen in chocolate liquor… and it does trick the mind a bit… just as long as you don’t think of it as Bosco.
And, I’ve had a moderate amount of success with Tahini replacing peanut butter in savory situations for satays, peanut butter marinades, and an odd bout of mixing it with blue cheese for Ants on a Log… but, never anything sweet.
I guess it’s about time.
And, yes… they’re every bit as good as the ones we can’t even think about eating. In texture, think molasses type of cookie – crunchy exterior, chewy center. The sesame seeds add a nice additional nuttiness – and there’s just a hint of chocolate flavor.
Oh, Since I only make about a dozen cookies at a time, the batter freezes well in bulk – or in pre-portioned balls.
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