Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Peanut Butter Temptations--Cookies for Santa

Sometimes the best place to look for recipes is on the back of the product package. These delicious little gems come right off the back of the Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cup package. They are easy to make, the perfect treat to leave for Santa--and Santa will love them. I know!


Peanut Butter Temptations
about 40 Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Have little helpers remove wrappers from candy. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg and vanilla until fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Using Pampered Chef small scoop shape dough into a ball and place in an ungreased mini muffin pan. Do not flatten. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until puffed and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Immediately press peanut butter cup in center of each cookie. Cool completely in pan. Remove, put on a plate and leave for Santa!
Printable Recipe


Monday, December 8, 2014

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie


Candise brought a fresh plate of cookies last time she came to visit. They were the best pumpkin cookies I have ever eaten. They are delicious and simple to make--that is one great combo. These could become your favorite holiday cookie.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Penzey's Apple Pie Spice or cinnamon 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chips--I used milk chocolate
  • Mix together pumpkin, egg, oil and sugar. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix milk with baking soda and add to wet ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Add vanilla and chocolate chips. 
    Drop on parchment lined baking sheet using a medium size cookie scoop. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
    Recipe from I Heart Naptime