Monday, May 7, 2012

Chocolate Candy Cookies


Peanut Butter Kisses. Peanut Butter Blossoms. Whatever you want to call them they are hard to resist.
I mean look at these tempting little guys in all their melty, chocolaty topped goodness and try not to eat one. Just try.
Aren’t they a happy cookie?
And they are so easy to make. Roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.
And then roll the balls in sugar.
Bringing back any memories yet?
Bake. Let them puff up…
And then press.
Push the Kisses into the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven.
The heat from the cookies, will slightly soften the chocolate and give the candies a wonderful glossy look.
And that’s exactly the best time to take a bite.

Heat them up in the microwave and use a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off to drizzle the melted chocolate across the tops.
You can bake them in the pan with or without liners. Whatever you prefer.
Or you can make them like the Kisses Cookies and just press them into the ball after they bake.
Either way, enjoy!
Chocolate Candy Cookies
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
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
Hershey’s Kisses or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or both
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
Note: There are about 36 Reese’s and around 70 Kisses in a regular size bag.  I forgot to count how many this recipe will make, but if you go with Kisses, you’ll definitely have enough candies.

@Thank you Bakerella for sharing this simple and yet yummie recipe

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