…(or as they’re known elsewhere Peanut Butter Patties)
As you know I love to use Pinterest. I’ve mentioned that I actually use a few of the things I pin. One (mentioned yesterday) is fitness, another is recipes. As usual, I was perusing the Pinterest community and discovered this little beauty of a recipe for Tagalongs from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen. I have been saving it for a special occasion, but finally yesterday I couldn’t wait any longer. I had to try me some Tagalongs – homemade style. So I got out all my baking gear and began.
When I bake usually I like to listen to some good music but yesterday I already had my Pandora set to the preset “Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout Station” (I was getting my 5-4-3-2-1 on) so I just left it. It was quite fun dancing to this type of music and I highly recommend it for future baking projects.
Now, normally I would not wish to take away from the Girl Scouts and their one major fundraiser they have all year; after all I was one once. However $4.00 for a box of cookies is a bit pricey for a college student who needs to buy real food. The only problem is I absolutely love Tagalongs. I used to keep the box in my room so greedy hands belonging to my sister and parents would not defile my tasty bits of heaven. I weighed it in my head in front of that little table the girls had set up outside of King Soopers grocery store: do I want to spend my $4.00 on some cookies or something more nutritious. Now, I no longer have to shed out precious cash for happiness and the recipe makes enough that I don’t mind sharing.
This recipe on the Sweet Pea’s Kitchen blog is fantastic. It took FOREVER to make (possibly due to all the dancing) but let me tell you something, it is totally worth it. These cookies are delicious and they taste a bazillion times better than the boxed variety.
So I really wanted to do a step-by-step post of my progress while baking (complete with the proper dance move technique for each task) but, alas, my camera charger is nowhere to be found. Without pictures I feel this post would be a bit bland so I’ll just stick with my fantabulous review of this recipe and let you read the step-by-step on Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.
My only edits: I added about a tablespoon of water to the chocolate to spread it a bit further and to make it more liquidy. The peanut butter filling is REALLY sweet so next time I will probably add less sugar. My batch only made two dozen (the recipe says 3 dozen) which leads me to believe I made the cookies too big. This is probably true because with the filling and the chocolate it is very rich and hard to finish just one cookie. Definitely a death-by-chocolate type of dessert, but yummers!
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Would you prefer the boxed variety or these homemade delicacies? How do you get your bake on? Care to share a recipe I should try?