Saturday, December 27, 2008

Peanut Butter Temptations

Prep time: approx 15 mins; Bake time: apporx 10 mins. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.
You will need a mini muffin pan for this recipe.

about 40 mini Reeses peanut butter cups, unwrapped

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 375. Remove wrappers from candies. Line small muffin cups with paper bake cups if desired.

Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg and vanilla until fluffy in large bowl.
Stir together flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Add gradually to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place one in each paper lined or ungreased muffin cups. DO NOT FLATTEN.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes until puffed and lightly brown. Remove from oven. IMMEDIATELY press peanut butter cups into center of each cookie. Cool completely in muffin pan.

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