Yep, butter flavored Crisco. Growing up, I never used Crisco when I baked. Not once. My mom didn't like it, so any time a recipe called for shortening, we substituted margarine. It wasn't until after I got married and my new aunt Melin gave me a recipe for her chocolate chip cookies (which are DJ's favorite) and gave me all the ingredients that I gave Crisco a try. I discovered that I loved it. So for the past 20 months I've been using Crisco when a recipe calls for it, and I've been loving the result! Well a few days ago I bought butter-flavored Crisco, and oh my goodness, I am HOOKED! It makes those most creamy, delicious cookies ever. Tonight, my wonderful sister Nikki gave me her world class peanut-butter cookie recipe. I used the butter flavored Crisco and these babies are so dreamy!!!!
What could possibly be better than Nikki's peanut butter cookies? Well... a little chocolate couldn't hurt right?
That is not just any chocolate, girls, that is chocolate ganache. Equal parts of heavy whipping cream and chocolate chips melted together. After drizzling it over the cookies, I put them in the fridge for the ganache to thicken. Now it's a perfect fudge-y consistency, and THAT, my friends, is real, peanut butter chocolate love :)