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Tastes of the Season

Every year I bake about 20 kinds of treats and pack them in boxes to give away to friends and neighbors. ( I only left out family because we don't have any family within 1,000 miles of where we are.) This is a box from last year, but I plan to start this year's baking today. And with the college kid coming home on Thursday, I am really starting to get in the Christmas mood. Here is one of my favorite recipes:

Candy Bar Cookies

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 t. vanilla

3 cups flour

1 t. baking powder

1 t. baking soda

60 mini Snicker bars

In large bowl, mix butter, sugar, and peanut butter until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder, and soda, then add to peanut butter mixture. Mix well. For each cookie, take a tablespoon of dough and wrap around a Snickers, completely covering it and forming a ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Drizzle with glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

2T. cocoa powder

Add 1 T of milk, then add additional milk 1t. at a time until drizzling consistency.

Makes 60 cookies.




Christy said...

You must be a popular woman! These looks beautiful and so festive. I bet your house smells divine. We're trying to cut out sugar entirely, so at this time of year it's good I'm not close by to be tempted.

David LaRochelle said...

You've got my mouth watering, Stephanie, both with your photo and the recipe!

My sister does a great job of supplying me with Christmas cookies each year and I'm looking forward to this year's package.

Lauren said...

Wow! Candy bar cookies! I wish we were neighbors! Like Christie, sugar is less welcome in this household, but I think we would make an exception! Perhaps I will try your recipe to surprise my family!

Stephanie said...

Our household is sugar free as well, but when I suggested cutting back on the cookies, I was met with a lot of resistance. 90% of them leave the house in boxes, so everyone just has their favorite and that's kind of it. I am attempting a "healthy" peanut blossom this year though, with a dark chocolate kiss, splenda brown sugar, and whole wheat flour. I will let you know...

Edie Hemingway said...

Thanks for the recipe, Stephanie! At the end of this round, we may end up with a "mini" cookbook from the spuds.