Peanut Butter/ Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

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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…..

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Chocolate Candy Cookies Recipe – taken from Bakerella.com

Ingredients

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

Method

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.

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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.

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(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.

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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.

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