Thursday, December 2, 2010

Peanut Butter Cup Tarts

By now those of you who have read this blog more than once, might begin to see a trend here.

We love chocolate and we love peanut butter!

If you think you don't have any set in stone habits, start keeping a journal, you might get to know yourself a little better. ☺

This is another recipe I gleaned from a school mom. Thanks Rose! ☺

 Andre told me last night as I was finishing up the whole process,"Mom, these are in my top favorites!" I do love to make treats that please my family!

The ingredients are simple:

Preheat oven to 350°.

unwrap mini peanut butter cups (approx. 96)

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter

Put these 4 into mixer bowl.

Mix well.

Then add:

2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix well.

Then combine in a separate bowl:

2½ cups all purpose flour (Gold Medal)
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Stir with a wire whisk until blended.

Spray tart pan(s) with non stick spray.*

 Using a size 70 cookie scoop;

 drop scoops into a bowl with additional sugar and turn to coat.

Place the dough rounds into prepared pan.

Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until slightly brown over the top.

Remove from oven and immediately press a peanut butter cup in the center of each tart.

Leave in the pans until cookies dough sets up, between 5 and 10 minutes. Remove gently using a thin sharp object if necessary.

Sometimes it works to rotate them a little to loosen them, sometimes not.

Cool on a wire rack until chocolate is completely set before storing in an airtight container.

* Whether you use a dark non stick pan and a light colored pan, you should know that the ones baked in the light colored pan will need to bake slightly longer than the ones in the dark pan.

These freeze well and are nice to use as gifts at Christmas for anyone who enjoys peanut butter and chocolate. Sometimes I add colored red and green sugar sprinkles to the additional sugar to roll the dough rounds in. This gives them a Christmas-y twist.

I found these adorable little boxes at JoAnn Fabrics that I hope to fill with small yummy treats like these cookies or truffles, etc. Lots of possibilities. ☺

Love the one with the green polka dots! (in the background)

Would love to hear from you if you bake them and whether you enjoyed them.

Be Blessed!

1 comment:

  1. oh these look great! i think i am going to add them to my next years baking list! (for Christmas!)