day 256 {chocolate & peanut butter}

Oh. My. God. Another day, another great recipe. I was looking through my mom's new baking books and found a recipe for these:

They're called Peanut Butter Hide-Aways and they are absolutely delicious and really easy to make. The recipe is basically a peanut butter cookie recipe. You mix everything up, roll the batter into balls and bake them in the oven for 10 minutes in a mini-muffin tin.

At that point they are golden on the outside but still gooey in the inside. You take a miniature Reese peanut butter cup

and press one down in the centre of each cookie. Ava loved it because she was able to help. Her job was to unwrap all of the peanut butter cups. I watched as she unwrapped them and licked each and every paper cup very carefully before she threw it away. :)

The completed cookies:

Here they are cooling. They were delicious and really, really easy to make. This recipe is a definite keeper.

Here is the recipe if you are interested:

Peanut Butter Hide-Aways

1/2 cup hard margarine (or butter), softened
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg

1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

36 miniature peanut butter cups

Beat first 4 ingredients in large bowl until light and creamy. Add egg. Beat well.

Combine next 4 ingredients in small bowl. Add to margarine mixture. Stir until just moistened. Dough will be stiff (mine wasn't). Roll into 36 balls, using 1 tbsp for each. Place 1 ball in each of 36 ungreased mini-muffin cups. Bake in 375 oven for about 10 minutes until puffy and golden (mine took exactly 10 minutes). Remove from oven.

Remove and discard foil cup from peanut butter cups. Press 1 peanut butter cup into each hot cookie. Loosen edges of cookies with tip of knife (I was able to loosen mine by just spinning them as it was a brand new pan). Chill for 20 minutes before removing from pan (I didn't do this. About 10 minutes on the counter and I was able to lift them right out). If cookies are difficult to remove, tap bottom of pan several times on hard surface or let stand until cookies are room temperature. Makes 3 dozen (36) cookies.

Other than that, not much happened today. Ava dressed herself. It was really hard to keep a straight face:

More of Ethan's vanilla pudding ended up in his hair than in his mouth at dinner.

And Owen locked Jason out of the house while he was barbecuing.

We ended off the day taking the boys for a visit with Grandma & Grandpa to celebrate Grandparents' Day and then picked up Ava from Nana & Grandad's where she had spent the afternoon. Thanks for looking!


Andrea said…
Thanks for the recipe Jen!
No problem, Drea. Enjoy!
Mari said…
That recipe is a standard at our house at Christmas. I got it from a friend about 15 years ago, and for some reason I only make them at Christmas. So good!
Sheri said…
Thank you so MUCH for this recipe Jen!! I made them today and they are amazing!!! I love chocolate and peanut butter there really any other better combination?!? :) Not the best for my weight loss, but who cares!! LOL
Erine said…
Gotta try that recipe!! And I'll tell you.. Rylan can lock the patio door too! Boys...