"I never did quite fit in the glamour mode. This life with my husband and family, that is my high right now." ~Patty Duke

July 18, 2011

Chocolate Chewies with Peanut Butter Glaze

This is a super easy way to make cookies. Start with a cake mix and save yourself a lot of measuring! These always turn out soft and chewy, and the glaze on top is to die for!!


1 package chocolate cake mix (any variety will work)
1/3 cup water
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg
1 bag chocolate chips (again...any variety)

Combine all ingredients with an electric mixer but the chocolate chips. Once everything is well mixed, fold in the chips. Drop by heaping teaspoons on greased cookies sheets about two inches apart. Bake about 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are set but still a little soft in the center. Once removed from the oven let them rest on the cookie sheets for at least 1 minute. Let them cool completely on wire racks.


1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 - 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 - 2 tablespoons milk

Combine powdered sugar, peanut butter and 1 tablespoons of milk in a small bowl with a whisk until smooth. Add more milk until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over completely cooled cookies.

Dinner tonight: Peanut Sauced Chicken Pitas

It is officially too hot to cook...has been that way forever here in Oklahoma! But as well as not wanting to cook in the heat, I also don't want to eat anything heavy. So, in light of those two things this is what we are eating for dinner tonight in my house.

Peanut Sauced Chicken Pitas

2 cups shredded skinless, boneless cooked chicken thighs (I put my in the crockpot this morning, you could also buy a rotisserie chicken)
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1/4 cup peanut satay sauce
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped cashews
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp chile paste with garlic (only if you like it a little spicy)
2 whole wheat pitas cut in half
1/2 cup diagonally cut carrots
4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Combine all ingredients and mix well to evenly coat. Fill each pita half with chicken mixture.

I fixed two pita halves for both myself and my husband. Served along with baked chips or the chips made with veggies and you have a complete meal! Enjoy! :)