Peanut Butter & Chocolate Swirl Cookies

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If you love chocolate and peanut butter, then you will definitely love these cookies! You can really combine any of your favorite cookie flavors together and it will work just fine!

Yield: 16

Ingredients:
Peanut Butter Cookie
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Cookie:
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
2 cups white sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips

Steps:
Peanut Butter cookie:
1. Beat the butter until creamy (about 2 minutes.) Add the sugars, beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter, vanilla, and egg. Mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture. Fold in chocolate chips with spatula. Mix until dough ball can be formed.

2. Next make the chocolate cookie dough: Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs until creamy. Add in cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and fold in chocolate chips with a spatula. When dough is formed, place both cookie dough balls in refrigerator for 1 hour to firm up the dough.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Take 1 Tbsp of each dough and form a ball, then smush the 2 little dough balls together and then with your hand, roll into one ball. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place 1 1/2 -2 inches apart from each other (they will get bigger). With the bottom of a spoon, gently press down on dough ball to help form the shape. Bake for 10 minutes, even if cookie doesn’t look baked, it will cook as it cools. Enjoy!

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Breakfast Egg Bake

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Ingredients:

1 package of “Pillsbury Grands Biscuits”
6 large eggs
½ cup milk (I used low-fat)
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ red onion; chopped
¼ cup chopped green onions
2 zucchinis; chopped
1 big handful of spinach; coarsely chopped
½ cup shredded cheese (I used reduced fat cheddar)
1 tsp garlic powder
Pinch of salt and pepper
Chopped green onions for garnish
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Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350.  In a frying pan on medium, add oil, chopped zucchini and onion and sauté until light brown. Add spinach to pan and sauté for 3 minutes until it looks wilted.

2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cheese, milk, spices, and sautéed vegetables until combined. Pour in greased 9 by13 inch baking dish.
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3. Cut 6 large biscuits into 1 inch squares. Put on top of egg mixture and bake for 30 minutes. When done, sprinkle with chopped green onions and serve!
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