Saturday, November 22, 2008

Today We Baked

I know, clever title. =)

Every year my mom's side of the family hosts a cookie exchange. We all make and package a 1/2 a dozen cookies per family (which is 19 bags.. 8 1/2 dozen total) and get together the Saturday after Thanksgiving and swap. It's a ton of fun but quite a bit of work. We always do a brunch along with it and this year Natalie and I are hosting it. It's at her house but we're both doing food so that means I gotta think ahead and make my cookies early! This year I did Peanut Butter Cup Cookies and thought that my bloggers might enjoy this recipe! And I have some cute pictures of Adie to go along with them so that's another reason I'm blogging bout' our cookies. Truth be told.

Here's the end result so you all can visualize the heavenness of the cookies.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies:
1 large bag of Reese Cup
1/2 cup margerine
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda

Cream together margerine, peanut butter, sugars and the egg. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

Spoon dough into small balls and press into a mini-muffin tin. Bake at 350 for 9 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press one peanut butter cup into the center of each muffin cup. Cool well prior to removing from tins.

**I use the Walmart peanut butter cups. They have more peanut butter and chocolate than Reese Cups and they also come in carmel.. YUM!
**After my cookies have baked and I put the peanut butter cups in them I put them in the freezer to cool fast. I do everything fast so I'm sure my family isn't surprised by this tip!
**You can totally buy peanut butter dough from the frig section at the grocery store and omit all the ingredients but the peanut butter cups. My sister has even used chocolate chip refrigerator dough and put Hersey's Treasures in the middle. There are no rules.. I am not the Peanut Butter Cup Cookie police. Nope.

I'll leave you with picture of my Adie helping mommy make cookies this morning. She mostly just sat on the bar stool and ate Teddy Grahams but we'll say she helped. =)

She has started her "cheesing" grin again when I pull out the camera. The SECOND it comes out she shouts "CHEESE!" Oh my gosh she is my daughter. =)

Face complete with dough and an old bruise on her cheek that is now yellow. =)

Let me know if you end up trying this recipe!
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Kat said...

yum! i want to try! love the pictures of adie "helping" :)
oh- and i'm all about the "fast and easy" route- i'll be tryign to find the dough in the fridge section. yum-o! thanks :)

shiloh said...

Oh my gosh, these look so good! BC and I were just saying how we really need to keep sweets out of our diets, but I showed him the pics and we both want them now!!

Nichole said...

these look delicious. Can't wait to try the recipe. I really have none for sweets. Thanks chica.

Niki said...

Looks like Adie took a smiling tip from me "Show ALL teeth in every picture"...But she looks totally cute doing it!! Cookie exchange is a great idea! BTW: I tried your Taco "pie" Casserole recipe and it was YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing it!!

Kat said...

oh my goodness!!!!! i just finished making them wiht my preschoolers- i bought the chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer section (the square ones), so all the kids mooshed them in the mini muffin pan, then the older kids helped me put the reeces pieces in afterwards. SO GOOD!!!!!! thank you thank you :) :)

Jeni said...

I read this blog to my mom and she said "Aw.. they are such good parents" I thought you might like to hear that.