Monday, January 5, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


In the last Taste of Home magazine I received, I found only four recipes that I really wanted to try. This is one of them. When I said I wanted to bake something tonight, my son said I had to make these cookies! So, while I was waiting for the Ohio State Buckeyes to play in the Fiesta Bowl, I whipped them up.

The recipe was easy to follow. As you can see my drizzling has a lot to be desired! (By the way, like my new plated I received for Christmas? I love them!) The cookies are delicious. My son loves them!

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 pkg (13 oz) miniature peanut butter cups

Drizzle

1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 T creamy peanut butter
1 tsp shortening

Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda, gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Roll into 1 1/4 inch balls. Press a miniature peanut butter cup into each; reshape balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before remvoing form pans to wire racks.

For drizzle, in a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Yield: about 3 dozen.

4 comments:

nancysrecipes said...

These cookies look wonderful!

Tami said...

My kids would love these! YUM!

Barbara Bakes said...

The cookies look delicious! The drizzle looks very creative. If you hadn't said anything I would have thought you were being very artsy! I like to put the icing in a ziploc and snip a corner, and then you can just throw the bag away when you're done! Thanks for following my blog!

nancysrecipes said...

I blogged about this recipe today for my "Recipes from Blogs Challenge" ~ http://nancysrecipes.wordpress.com/2009/02/01/recipes-from-blogs-challenge-pick-3/

The cookies are just delicious!