Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies

What memories do you have from childhood?  The kids are fascinated by the fact that we rode in a “station wagon.”  There are not many on the road today so it is hard for them to imagine how easy it was to cram 9 kids in for carpool. No car seats; no seat belts.  Another memory from childhood is peanut butter cookies with a Reese’s center.  My mom made these any time there was a reception or gathering.  They are insanely addictive and so inappropriate for unknown company given the prevalence of peanut allergies these days. 

I wonder what my kids will carry forward with them.  Time will tell and they will have a lot of fun teasing me (like my brother and I do to our mom today).

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies
1.      Packaged peanut butter cookies 16.5 oz, like Pillsbury, in the refrigerated section of the grocery store
2.      Reese’s miniature peanut butter cups
3.      Non-stick cooking spray, like Pam

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly spray a mini-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Slice cookie dough about 3/4 inch thick and then cut each round into quarters.  Place the quartered dough into each muffin tin.  Bake cookies for 9-14 minutes (mine took 11).  While baking, unwrap the Reese’s peanut butter cups. 
Remove baked cookies from the oven and press a Reese’s peanut butter cup in the middle.  Allow to cool for a few minutes so the cookie retains its shape.  Carefully remove and place on cooling rack for additional cooling.

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