Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Few Easy Cookies...

So here are the last few of my Christmas cookie tray cookies. I've gotten so many compliments, that I wanted to post all of the cookies I made so that I can remember what to make next year. I think this was my favorite cookie tray yet... and I'm not happy about still having a freezer full of cookies! Tomorrow Clinton's staff will be getting a very big New Year's tray of cookies so they aren't tempting me!

I don't shortcut many cookies because I love to bake from scratch. These are the exception. Betty Crocker has an awesome peanut butter cookie mix and I believe it turns out the same as if they were made from scratch... I have even purchased the already made Pillsbury dough tubes. I think when you're doing 15 different cookies, its ok to cheap once in a while.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cups

Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix plus the ingredients
1 bag of Hershey's Kisses
mini muffin liners

Prepare cookie dough. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350. Line your mini muffin pan with mini cup liners. Take a small cookie scoop and place a scoop of dough in each liner. You don't need to press it into the liner, it will form to it as it bakes. Be careful not to overfill the cups. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

Remove from oven. Place a Hershey's Kiss in the center of each cup and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

So Easy, but one of my favorites!

2 sleeves of Ritz crackers
Peanut Butter
1 Pkg chocolate flavored almond bark
Few Tbsp shortening

Spread peanut butter between two crackers to make sandwiches. Melt chocolate according to the package directions. Add shortening until the chocolate is a good coating consistency. I usually use about 2 tbsp for the entire package of chocolate. Dip sandwiches in chocolate and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Add sprinkles if desired. Place cookies in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Peppermint Chocolate Covered Oreos

1 Pkg Double Stuff Oreos
2 Pkgs Wilton peppermint melting chocolate disks

Melt Chocolate according to package directions. Add shortening to thin out chocolate. (The Wilton chocolate needs a little more shortening than almond bark because it's a denser chocolate). Dip Oreos in melted chocolate. Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with decorations, if desired. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.


  1. Peanut blossom cups are one of my top 3 favs!
    I totally cheat though..I use Pillsbury peanut butter ready to bake cookie chubs. and then I put the hershey kisses in UPSIDE down...makes storage sooo much easier..not that there is any left..but at Christmas when I do lots of is a major factor. :)


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