Monday, May 7, 2012

Chocolate Candy Cookies

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Peanut Butter Kisses. Peanut Butter Blossoms. Whatever you want to call them they are hard to resist.
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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?
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And they are so easy to make. Roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.
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And then roll the balls in sugar.
Bringing back any memories yet?
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Bake. Let them puff up…
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And then press.
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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.
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And that’s exactly the best time to take a bite.

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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.
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Or you can make them like the Kisses Cookies and just press them into the ball after they bake.
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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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