Don't choose between chocolate and peanut butter. Have both with these super decadent Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies!
Every day I wake up and say... today I'm going to get some Christmas gift wrapping done. And then the actual day happens.
Go to work. Come home for some Olivia time. Feed her dinner and do the bedtime routine. Feed myself and Asheley. Try to ignore our exhaustion and attempt to string together enough coherent thoughts to have an adult conversation. Fail at having an adult conversation. Asheley gives into exhaustion and goes to bed. Catch up on Shared Appetite and Ashe Photography work. Oh wow, it's 11 p.m., I gotta do this all over again tomorrow. Time for bed. Guess wrapping will have to wait.
And now it's a week and a half before Christmas and time is running out people!
Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining. I absolutely am loving life. I love this time of year. I secretly (or not so secretly) love being busy. And don't even get me started on how much I love being a dad. Like, so freaking much. Just look at this face. Look at it. I'm obsessed.
Okay, sorry. Cookies. That's where I was going with all of this. It ain't Christmas time unless you are enjoying cookies at pretty much every meal. Breakfast, you bet. Lunch... a few cookies and that is lunch. One or two to tide you over before dinner. And of course a cookie nightcap before bed. Ah, the most wonderful time of year.
To be honest, these Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies are the only ones I've made so far. I know, I'm behind schedule. That's gonna change this weekend. Big time.
But let's talk about these cookies. They are freaking LEGIT!
Like way-too-good-to-bring-to-a-cookie-swap legit. Yea, that's right. I said it. You don't want to go through the trouble of making these gems, then swap 'em out for some boring old sugar cookies. That would be lame.
These cookies. One half is a peanut butter cookie dough with semi-sweet chocolate chips. The other is a chocolate based dough studded with peanut butter chips. Now that alone would be reason for celebration. But we can do better. Grab yourself a bag of mini peanut butter cups... and stuff 'em right in the middle of these glorious sugar bombs.
And while you bask in the joy that are these creative Christmas cookies, know that you are actually helping out children in need. Yup... like you needed another reason to eat cookies. Now you have one.
I'm SO happy to be participating in my very first Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! It's their 5th go around at bringing food bloggers from across the world together in celebration of the almighty cookie, all for a great cause... benefiting Cookies For Kids' Cancer (a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer).
I happily packed up some of these cookies to a few food bloggers, and in return, I received some cookies in the mail from other food bloggers! Can I just tell you... the BEST mail days are the ones where there are cookies waiting for you in the mailbox. #winning
A very big thank you to The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Brand Sponsors, who matched the donations made by us participating food bloggers! You guys rock:
Are you a food blogger and want to get in on the cookie swap action next year? Check out the official website here.