Thursday, November 15, 2012

Peanut Butter Explosion Cookies

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I can't believe that in just a little over 2 weeks I will be leaving for Mixed!
Can you tell I'm excited!!!

Mixed has such fantastic corporate sponsors and OXO is one of them.
Cookies for Kids' Cancer was founded by two OXO employees inspired by their 2-year old son’s battle with cancer. The program provides inspiration, ideas and support for people everywhere to help fight pediatric cancer – through the simple concept of local bake sales.  This year OXO will donate up to $100,000 to support this wonderful cause.

Mixed is hosting a cookie bake-off and I hope to be one of the finalist with my Peanut Butter Explosion Cookie.  Peanut butter cookie topped with peanut butter glaze, chopped Reese cups and fudge drizzle - YUM!  Wish me luck :)

Peanut Butter Explosion Cookies

3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 bag Reeses Miniatures, chopped
Hershey's Hot Fudge topping

Peanut Butter Glaze:
2 T butter
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 T milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat brown sugar, sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Add peanut butter, vanilla, honey and eggs; mixing well.  Turn mixer to low and add flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix just until combined. 
Using a medium size (about 2 T) cookie scoop, drop dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet (I used a Silpat mat).
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or just until golden brown.  Remove from cookie sheet onto a wire rack to cool. 

For peanut butter glaze - Melt butter and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar and milk. 

For fudge drizzle - Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cup of hot fudge sauce into a bowl and microwave for about 15-20 seconds.  Pour it into a Wilton plastic bottle with tip.  Let it cool for about 5 minutes before putting it on the cookies.

To assemble cookies - spoon a little peanut butter glaze onto the center of each cookie. 
Top with chopped Reese cups and drizzle with fudge sauce.


1 comment:

  1. What a great recipe and the cookies look so yummy!


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