Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Reese's Cup Cookies

My brother in-law loooooves peanut butter.  So for the past 2 years I've given him peanut butter themed gifts.

The other things have changed, but both times I've baked him these cookies.  It's your basic peanut butter blossom recipe....you know....the ones with the Kiss pushed into the cookie.

But to make it more peanutty buttery I use Reeese's cups instead.  

I've seen alot of different recipe variations for the blossom cookie, and I've tweaked them over and over to get the taste I like.

Cream together your peanut butter and butter shortening.  Scrape down and add the egg, vanilla, and brown sugar.  Beat until fluffy

Combine all your dry ingredients...flour, salt, baking soda....and gradually mix into wet ingredients.  scrape down sides and mix until well combined

Roll into balls the size of walnuts and roll in white sugar

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  While they are still warm, press the Reese's cup into them...letting the cookie sort of crack and open up.  Let cool. 

If you want to speed up the process, you can place the cookies in the freezer for a few minutes to make them easier to transport without getting chocolate all over the place 

 This here is my husbands bite ^^^

Blossom Cookie Recipe

1/2 C. butter flavored shortening

1 C. creamy peanut butter
2/3 C. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 C. Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

White sugar
Candy of choice

Cream shortening and peanut butter.  Add brown sugar, vanilla, and egg and beat until fluffy.  Stir together dry ingredients and gradually add to wet until well mixed.  Roll into walnut sized balls and roll in white sugar.  Bake for 10 mins. at 350.  While warm press candy into cookie, allowing it to "crack" open

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