Tuesday, February 14, 2012

homemade peanut butter cups

Yes, I know I haven't posted on this blog in over 18 months. Sincere apologies.

But today is Valentine's Day, and to celebrate I made homemade peanut butter cups for my friends. When all was said and done I made 96 of these puppies! All were delivered last night. It made me feel happy to spread some love around.

They turned out so cute:

[Love how the shadows on the last photo look like little hearts!]

These are so easy to make, and way too delicious for words. Here's the how-to:

1. First, preheat the oven to 350.

2. Next, make your favorite peanut butter cookie dough. My favorite follows this recipe:
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c margarine
  • 1 c peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 3 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cream margarine, sugars, eggs, vanilla, peanut butter, and milk. Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix well.

3. Drop dough by spoonfuls into a non-stick mini muffin pan. Bake for approximately 6-7 minutes.

4. While baking, unwrap the correct amount of miniature Reese's peanut butter cups, set aside.

5. Remove pan from oven and immediately press unwrapped Reese's in the center of each cookie.

6. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes and then carefully remove each cookie with a spoon.

7. Place cookies in mini muffin cups of your choice.

It's a peanut butter cup for your peanut butter cup. Mmmmm. Enjoy!