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I have a little bit of the Cookie Monster in me. I can’t help it.

Every once and awhile I have to stick my face in a bag of Oreos. Sue me.

This would also explain why when I get that craving to bake, it’s most often cookies that I turn to.

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For this edition of Magazine Mondays, I bring you Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies from the October 2009 issue of Real Simple.

I’m not sure what I love more – the cookie part or the peanut butter cup part. When I made these delicious (and easy) cookies, I froze my peanut butter cups before chopping them. This makes the chopping easier. I also chilled the dough slightly before baking it to ensure that my cookies didn’t spread out too much.

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They were so yummy and for a brief period of time satisfied the monster within … but I still want cookies.

For those of you that are new to this site, Magazine Mondays is an informal event that I created to push everyone to use those clipped magazine recipes that they’ve been saving. It’s my way of attacking the food magazine pile (or piles) that we all have.

Here’s who joined me for this week’s edition:

Recipe Sleuth from Eye for a Recipe made Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad from the June 2011 issue of Canadian Living; Chile-Spiced Steak and Green Onion Tacos from the June 2011 issue of Everyday Food; Chicken Skewers with Tarragon-Pistachio Pesto from the April 2011 issue of Bon Appétit and Spiced Roasted Chicken from the May 2011 issue of Everyday Food.

Tina of Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor made Oregano Pasta from the January 2009 issue of Gourmet.

Janice of Kitchen Heals Souls made Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Muffins from the March 2011 issue of Delicious (UK) and Cherry and Apricot Focaccia with Rosemary from the July 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

Mummy Dinosaur made a Rhubarb Coffee Cake based on a Bonnie Stern recipe from The National Post.

Georgia from Oh Kitchen, What Won’t You Do? made Orzo and Cucumber Salad from the June 2011 issue of Real Simple.

Thanks to everyone who joined me this week. Remember, if you try a magazine recipe and post about it send me the link and I’ll add it to my next MM round-up.

Have a great week, everyone!

Ciao!