I do not like Peanuts. I do not like Peanut Butter. But apparently it’s selfish to only make things I like, so having found this recipe online a while ago, someone at work requested I give it a go…..
Chocolate Candy Cookies Recipe – taken from Bakerella.com
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Hershey’s Kisses or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or both
Preheat oven to 180C/350F
Sift flour, soda and salt with a wire whisk and set aside.
Beat butter and peanut butter
Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla.
Add flour mixture and combine.
Roll dough into 1 to 1-1/2 inch balls (NB. I made 36 balls in all – 16 with cups, and 20 with drops) and then roll the balls in sugar to coat.
For Peanut Butter Kisses:
Place rolled balls on parchment paper covered baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and press an unwrapped Hershey’s Kisses candy into the center of each cookie.
(NB. I didn’t have any Kisses as I don’t like them, so used chocolate drops instead, it makes them look kind of like the Be-Ro Melting Moments I used to make with my Mum)
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
For Peanut Butter Cuppies:
Press rolled balls into the cavities of a mini muffin tray.
Place an unwrapped Reese’s peanut butter cup into each.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove.
Let cool and then drizzle with chocolate if desired.
Note: you can bake these in wrappers or directly in the pan.