I have some over dramatic posts about trying to fry various foods and things not working out quite too well (that is a little bit understated). Well a few days ago my boyfriend decide he wanted to cook me chimichangas for dinner. Now Eric is can be an excellent cook. There are many things that he makes that are delicious and staples around here, however I have mixed feelings when he says he wants to cook. I cringe because I know how my kitchen is going to look afterwards (like a tornado that has hit and then thrown up its findings) and then I feel joy and a sense of relief because I don’t have to worry about cooking and can take the night off.
However when he said chimichangas I cringed even more because I knew it involved deep frying (again not a high success rate here). He talked them up and bashed my dinner ideas so I decided to quite arguing and let him try it.
He first made taquitos and they turned out awesome (at least the ones I ate). And then came time for the chimichangas. I had just so happen to step away for a few moments and came back to kitchen full of smoke. No correction, not just the kitchen, the entire house. I was living my nightmare all over again. I started ‘flipping out’ , as Eric so nicely put it. He hurried and fished the blacked chimi’s out. I ate half of one to show support just as he has done so many times for me but we both agreed that we would just stick to the taquitos.
I don’t know if we get the oil way to hot every time we try to fry something or we just don’t have the right equipment or what. Maybe it is the universe trying to tell us we need to eat healthier. Well the below recipe is my way of fighting the universe to eat more healthy. It is my personal version of the peanut butter cookie.
June just so happens to be National Candy Month and June 12th just so happens to be National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. So this recipe is a perfect way to celebrate both. Eric was begging me and begging me to make Peanut Butter Cookies. So I decided to make him the ultimate outrageous peanut butter cookie (even though he made a HUGE mess in my kitchen that I had to clean up AND made my house smell of burnt oil). These cookies are absolutely amazing and completely live up to their name!
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup plus 3 tablespoons peanut butter
¾ cup plus 1/3 cup sugar
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
6 mini/fun size Butterfinger candies, crushed (or 3 large/regular sized)
12 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, cut into quarters (or 6 large/regular sized)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.
In another large bowl, beat the butter and all of the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the brown sugar and 3/4 cup sugar and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the chocolate chips and candies. Place remaining 1/3 cup sugar in bowl. Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Place onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Do not over bake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not.
Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then remove to a rack to cool completely.