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Peanut Butter Secrets


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

Ingredients

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

Glaze:
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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Notes

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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