Thursday, November 12, 2009

Reese's PB Cup PB Cookies

Reese's PB Cup PB Cookies



So I thought that everyone had grown up with this recipe. But maybe, it was just in my neck of the woods. I asked a few grown people who had never heard of it. Hmmm...

Anywho....these are pretty easy to make, and something to do with left over Halloween candy. After every Halloween and Christmas I try to buy some "on sale" candy to bake with.....Sadly I eat half of it straight from the bag....Ya just can't let that kinda stuff sit in front of me! It will disappear:)

Here is the recipe.

Reese's PB Cup PB Cookies

1 BAG OF MINIATURE REESE CUPS FROZEN
1 & 1/4 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
3/4 TEASPOON BAKING SODA
1/4 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 CUP BUTTER FLAVORED CRISCO (don't substitute)
1/2 CUP PEANUT BUTTER (I used chunky)
1/2 CUP WHITE SUGAR
1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR
1 EGG
1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT

-Preheat oven to 375
-In a large mixing bowl, cream together the Crisco, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla until it is smooth and creamy.
-Next add the dry ingredients and beat until smooth.
-Roll into 1 inch balls and place them in an UNgreased mini-muffin pan: (don't have to push them down....just place the ball in there. It will expand and fill bottom, sides, and top.
-Bake them at 375 for 10 minutes. While they are baking, take mini Reeses out of freezer and unwrap.
-Cookies will come out golden brown, and a little higher than even with the top of the pan.
-Immediately press a FROZEN miniature Reese's cups into the center of each cookie (pressing down until the top of the candy is at the same level as the top of the cookie).
-Let cool IN THE PAN for about 2 minutes before you try to remove them. To remove the cookies, insert just the tip of a thin knife between the cookie and the pan (the knife will help you lift the cookie out). Pluck out with finger.
-Let the cookies harden in fridge for about 20 minutes or so.

I love these!!
This recipe made 33 cookies.
Here is a helpful hint I learned a while back. When you are not using all of the muffin tin spots in a pan, fill them with water to prevent scorching:)

Snicker Surprise Cookies
These are some cookies I made with the extra dough when my Reeses ran out. I had tiny bite size snickers too so I ended up with 4 Snicker Surprise cookies:)

I rolled the left over dough in 8 balls.
4 big balls about 1 1/4 inch, and 4 smaller balls about 3/4 inch.
I pushed the snicker down into a big ball and topped with a little ball.
Then pushed the small ball around the snicker a lil till you couldn't see the candy.
These look like a huge heap of ugliness, but the cookie flattens out in the oven when the snicker melts down and cookie bakes:)
I baked about 10 minutes, but I think they could be baked about 8 instead for a softer cookie.
I only had enough dough left over from my Reeses cookies for 4 of these cookies:)

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