Do you like playing games? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you like to occasionally have more than just soda pop and potato chips as snacks for game night? In this new Monday blog series, Game industry personalities will be sharing some of their favorite recipes for game night munchies. Welcome to Gaming Gastronomy!
So why am I starting this new blog series? For me, gaming is a social event. I enjoy sitting down with family and friends to play games. Food is also a social event for me. Having a counter full of snack foods or a table set for a meal, with friends and family socializing while they eat, is a wonderful experience. When I can do both at the same time, then I am at my happiest. Friends and family, enjoying food and playing games, fills a room with such wonderful emotions. The act of sharing two of my passions (food and gaming) warms my heart and brings a huge grin to my face.
Over the holiday break, I was inspired with this idea as I enjoyed snacks while gaming. I reached out to some of my friends in the game industry to see if there was interest, and the responses were great. So, I shall start off this new series with one of my most requested cookies for games nights and Game Jams at Taylor. This recipe was taught to me by my mom, and I have since made a minor change to it.
Dark Chocolate Unbaked Cookies
1st Mixture – Dry Ingredients
- 3 Cups Minute Rolled Oats
- 6 Tablespoons Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
In large bowl, mix these ingredients until oats are fully coated.
2nd Mixture – Wet Ingredients
- 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 Cup Skim Milk
- 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter (Added Later)
In a pot on the stove, heat and stir the sugar, butter, and milk together till melted. Continue stirring until just boiling. You should see a light rolling of the mixture to the center of the pot. As soon as the 2nd mixture reaches the light boil, remove from heat and stir in 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter. Stir until peanut butter fully melts into mixture.
Pour 2nd mixture with combined peanut butter over 1st mixture. Stir until well mixed, then let set until it is thick enough to spoon onto wax paper. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper (or cookie sheets) and let stand until firm. Once firm, eat them all or store them in sealed container to remain fresh.
In the coming weeks, check back here on Mondays for more delectable recipes from personalities around the game industry.