Pretzel Chocolate Chip Peanut butter cookies

 

Chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels … OMG YES!

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Sweet, salty, creamy, crunchy goodness.

For summer, the weather in these parts of town have been straight trippin ( don’t even ask me what that was, and why I said it)

It’s been perfect for movie marathon weekends, filled with junk food, popcorn and baking.

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And it’s not even cool out, its muggy and doing magical things for my hair.

#TheStruggleIsReal.

I need to announce, that I also saw Pitch 2 last weekend … and umm Aka-mazing!! I can’t say it was as good as the first, but Fat Amy had me on the floor!! Annnd this weekend, Jurassic World .. I need to see it / be scared / have bad dreams … you know, for old time sake.

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What are you wild cats doing this weekend?!

I’m partying with my bestie and her familia tonight … she’s getting married in 49 days … which also means for the next 49 days and the foreseeable future I’ll be in a corner sobbing . I have attachment issues, as well as issues with the fact that we’re apparently grownup and shizz … heh. Shizz .. such a funny word.

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I’m also going to a baby shower for another amiga who’s having a little minion … sorry, that should say munckin.. but whatever works.

Aaaannnnd Sunday is tonight’s besties bridal shower … ahhhh yeeeeaaaa!!

So to summarize : Brides, Babies … and by Monday Booze.

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Can I just stick to making cookies, and ixnay on the rest of life?

Pretzel Chocolate Chip peanut butter cookies

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Ingredients:

 

1 egg, room temperature

1 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1  cup peanut butter

1/2 cup Butter

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup Chocolate chips

¼ cups broken pretzel pieces

24 pretzels for topping.

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Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream egg, brown sugar, peanut butter, margarine, and vanilla.
  2. Add flour, baking soda, and salt–mix in until just incorporated.
  3. Fold in your chocolate chips and broken pretzel pieces.
  4. Cover your mixing bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
  6. Remove your dough from the fridge and scoop 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Top each cookie mound with pretzel.
  8. Bake cookies in oven for 9 minutes. Remove from oven &allow cookies to cool for an additional 10.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

When a box chockfull of chipits chips show up at your front door two immediate thoughts came to my mind

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1)      I need to dump all of this into my bathtub and swim around in it … or at least dump it in a hot tub and have a chocolate bath.

2)      I wonder how many bags I can eat before I get a tummy ache

I did try doing either. But I knew I had to do something spectacular. When Hershey’s Canada sponsors you with 20 bags of chips … what I actually thought was WOOO HOOO CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY!! I wanted to make everything under the sun if possible, and throw some chips in!!

I got milk chocolate, dark chocolate, skor bits, butterscotch chips, chocolate mint, minis, white chocolate and even a bottle of cocoa powder. AKA I hit the jackpot!!

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I’d like to THANK Hershey’s Canada ChipIts a million times over for sending me these goodies, and of course none of this would be possible without the amazing team at Food Bloggers of Canada. For a humble little blog like this … you seriously made a Christmas miracle  a reality!!

 Note: While ChipIts (Hershey’s Canada) did supplement all chips used, all thoughts, opinions, criticisms, hugs, kisses and bowl licking is all mine!!

 Verdict of the goods : I FREAKING LOVED IT!! To be honest, I’ve been using chipit chips for the longest time, I remember growing up making chocolate chip cookies with my mom – we throw butterscotch chips into our oatmeals all the time – and the cocoa powder … darling, I refuse to use any other!! Am I biased … yes. Am I sorry … no.

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Here’s the fun part … I want to get you in all this chip action!! One lucky winner will ring in the new year with their very own box of 20 bags of ChipIt chips — MERRY CHIRSTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, HAPPY BAKING!!

There are 6 Different ways to win ( please comment each time you complete each of the steps below – or if you already do)

1)      Answer the following question : Growing Up, what was your go to cookie to make around this time of year?

2)      Like Me on Facebook : Facebook.com/LivingThesweetLifeBlog

3)      Follow Me on Instagram : Instagram.com/LivinLovinSweet

4)      Follow Hershey’s Canada on Instagram : Instagram.com/hersheyscanada

5)      Follow Living The Sweet Life Blog on Twitter: @LivinLovinSweet

6)      Tweet the following : @LivinLovinSweet ’s #ChipItsHoliday Giveaway leaves me Chipper

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 Rules/Regulations/nitty-gritty

1)      Contest Closes TUESDAY DECEMBER 23rd – you will receive your lovely loot in the new year!!

2)      Contest open to those living in Canada only

3)      The Winner will be chosen by a random number generator

4)      You must love chocolate and be willing to share your baked goods with me … just kidding.

 And so, what did I make?!?! Obviously the most indulgent –decadent – amazing treat I could conjure up. What happens when you mix Chocolate Chip Cookies – Rich Chocolate Fudge & Cheese cake?!?! … Happiness.

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Happiness is what happens.

Chocolate Chip Cookie, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Layers

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 1 cup margarine

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp cornstarch

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups ChipIts Semi-Sweet chocolate chips

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Preheat oven to 350 oc. Grease and line 2 large spring form cake pans with parchment paper.

 In a large bowl, cream margarine & sugars. Add  vanilla extract and eggs.

Add baking soda, sea salt, cornstarch and flour.

Last, throw in  your chocolate chips.

Divide equally between both cake pans, and bake for 20 minuets.

 Remove from oven and allow to cool … aka, revert from attacking the giant cookies!!

Fudge Layer:

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1 can of condensed milk

2 cups of Hershey’s Cocoa powder

2 tablespoons of evaporated milk

1 cup of unsalted butter, melted

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In a large bowl, mix condensed milk, 2 cups of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of milk and the melted butter. Set aside, until you are ready to layer.

Cheesecake Layer: 

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2 packages cream cheese, room temperature

1 can (1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup ChipIts Mini chocolate chips

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In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix until silky and smooth ( approximately 7 minutes). Gently fold in chocolate chips.

Now, let’s get our layering on!! 

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Remove one of your cookie layers from the cake pan ( leave the other one in the  .. trust me, it will make your life SO much easier!!) using the cookie, that was left in the pan as your bottom layer – carefully spread your prepared chocolate fudge ( the more even, the better … but if not – it’s okay, it still tastes damn good!). Next, layer on your cheesecake batter.

Carefully top your cake with your last chocolate chip cookie.

Refrigerate for at least an hour – best overnight – but I totally understand if you want to faceplant into this beautiful disaster 🙂

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Happy ChipItHoliday-ing … don’t forget to enter below for your chance to win!! The Holiday season, is about to get a little sweeter for one of you sweethearts.