Peanut Butter Candy Cookie Cups

I have enjoyed this pretty display all fall. Larry and MC made it for me, and it has been a bright spot in our yard. Larry cut out the wooden pumpkins, and MC painted them. Larry even added a light for nighttime viewing! It’s hard to believe we’ll be dismantling it in a couple of days, as we decorate for Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! 
God bless ~ Connie

O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~William Shakespeare 

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
Psalm 107:1

Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Cups

Peanut Butter Candy Cookie Cups

Although these are yummy at anytime of the year, I think they have a pretty "fallish" look to them. Kids love these!

1  (16.5-oz.) package refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
24  bite-size Snickers, Milky Ways, or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Reese’s Pieces (about 100)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat miniature muffin pan with cooking spray.
Shape cookie dough into 24 balls, and place in pan.  (See illustration below.)
Bake 10 - 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
While still in pan, press 1 piece of candy into each cookie cup.
Return to the oven just long enough to soften candy.
Add Reese’s pieces. I lightly press mine into softened candy.

Here is how I cut my dough so that my "dough balls" are approximately the same size, helping to ensure even baking:

Cut dough in half.

Cut halves in half. This, of course, means the dough roll is now cut into fourths.

Cut each fourth into 3 slices, creating 12 slices of dough.

Cut each of the 12 slices in half.

Roll dough into balls and place in prepared pan.

 I try to make sure each cookie cup contains Reese's Pieces of all three colors. 

1 comment:

  1. Such a cute idea! I love coming to your blog! I never know what yummy dishes you'll have for us!

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



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