Peanut Butter Temptations

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bag (10 oz.) miniature Reese Cups

Directions

Cream butter, peanut butter and both kinds of sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture to make a dough. Preheat oven to 375. Shape dough into 1/2 inch balls and place in ungreased 1 1/2 inch muffin tins. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately after removing cookies from oven, press a miniature peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie until only the top shows. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from tins.

Penuche Icing

Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar (to 2 cups), sifted

Directions

Melt margarine in saucepan. Add brown sugar. Boil over low heat
for 2 minutes, stirrinng.

Stir in milk. Bring to boil, stirring.

Cool to lukewarm.

Gradually add powdered sugar. Beast until thick enough to spread.

Chewy Brownies

Ingredients

1/2 c. butter or margarine
4 tbsp. cocoa
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 to 1 cup nuts, raisins, chocolate chips

Directions

Grease and flour 8″ square pan. Melt margarine. Remove from heat,
add cocoa. Cool. Beat eggs, add sugar, flour, salt and vanilla
mixing well after each addition. Add nuts, etc. and mix. Pour into
pan. Bake 350 deg. F. for 35 – 40 min. until a toothpick comes out
clean when inserted in center. Cool before cutting into squares.

Chocolate Chip Spritz

Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup coarsly grated semi-sweet chocolate
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

Heat oven to 400F. In large mixer bowl combine sugar, butter, egg, salt, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add flour and coarsly grated semi-sweet chocolate. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, 2 to 3 minutes. If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate until firm enough to form cookies, 30 to 45 minutes. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes 1 inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

No-bake Peanut Oatmeal Drops

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup peanuts

Directions

Bring the sugar, butter, and milk to a rolling boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in the the peanut butter, vanilla, rolled oats, and peanuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until set.