Sunday, May 16, 2010

Better than a boyfriend...WHAT???

One of my favorite things to do is bake. I like to bake when I am stressed (which is often), when I am angry (not quite so often), or when I am with people I love (more often), because I like to see people enjoy what I make. For the past few days I've been throwing around ideas in my head for a new cookie recipe. I always make chocolate chip cookies- I have a recipe that never fails me- but I decided that I want to invent my own recipe! I also decided that this summer I'm going to experiment and try to make a few of my own recipes.
So now for the reason I'm writing this post: I finally came up with my first cookie recipe!
They are called Better Than A Boyfriend Cookies (like the name?) and here is the recipe if you want to try them out. When I bake I kind of just throw things in without measuring, so for your sake I tried to come up with exact measurements so I hope they are correct!

Better Than A Boyfriend Cookies

In a large mixing bowl. Slowly mix the following ingredients in this order:

½ c. butter (not margarine!)

½ c. Crisco

¾ c. sugar

¾ c. brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 ½ tsp. vanilla

2 c. flour- you might add a little more or less.

1/3 c. dark chocolate cocoa powder- or until dough is dark brown; you might need more.

2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips- or more if you are like me and really love chocolate!

Chill dough for about 20-30 minutes

In a separate bowl mix:

¾ c. cream cheese

½ c. powdered sugar- you can add a bit more- it just needs to be sweet!

½ tsp. vanilla

(I didn’t really measure these ones out but if you need more just add more. Consistency should be thick.)

Ok, heat oven to 350°, and once dough is chilled drop about 1- 1 ½ inch balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Poke a hole in the middle of each ball and add a little of the cream cheese filling into each cookie. Cover the hole up. Pop in the oven for about 9-10 minutes or until cookies are kind of firm. Be careful not to cook them for too long. Then take them out, cool for a few minutes and Enjoy!

I hope they turn out! If not, you can blame me for not using the precise measurements, but I’m pretty sure I got them right.

Well, Ill be experimenting some more so maybe I’ll be able to post some other new recipes in the future!


  1. YUM! Ready to try--I think I might bake them for my women's accountability tomorrow night so that I can brag about my lil sis ;)

  2. Holy cow those sound amazing! Keep the recipes coming! Love ya!