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Peanut Butter Secrets

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Serves 3 1/2 Dozen | Prep Time 30 Minutes | Cook Time 10 Minutes


1 Cup Butter Flavor Shortening
3/4 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt

40-45 Miniature Peanut Butter Cups

1 teaspoon Liquid Shortening
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter

Heat oven to 375 degrees

Spray baking sheets lightly with non-stick spray

Combine Shortening, Brown Sugar, Sugar and Peanut Butter in a Bowl or Mixer

Beat on medium speed until well blended

Beat in Egg and Vanilla

Combine Flour, Baking Soda and Salt in another bowl

Mix into wet mixture at a low speed until fully blended

Form rounded teaspoonfuls of dough around each miniature peanut butter cup

Enclose entirely

Place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet

Bake 8-10 minutes or until just browned

Remove and place on a cooling rack

Combine Liquid Shortening, Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter in a microwave safe bowl

Microwave on medium (50% power) for 1 minute

Stir and repeat until smooth

Dip cookies in Chocolate and let set until Chocolate is firm

Note: I actually used a small spoon to swirl the chocolate onto the cookies instead of dipping them and then also used the same method of melting chocolate above with peanut butter chips and shortening, placed that in a decorator bag (or you could use a plastic bag with one small corner cut out) and drizzled back and forth over each cookie to acheive a professional look.

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Each year I try a couple new cookies and when this one caught my eye, I couldn't resist it being on my list this year! A peanut butter cookie covered in chocolate already sounds wonderful yes, but wait for it.....the surprise inside....a miniature peanut butter cup! WOW, heaven in a cookie!

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