Sunday, March 31, 2013

Peanut Butter Easter Basket Cookies

Happy Easter!

I hope everybody is having a wonderful Easter and/or Passover.  I just wanted to get a quick post up before Noble wakes up from his nap....better type fast.  I picked up a bag of the Peanut Butter Easter M&M's not too long ago and had not thought of what to make with them until last night when I came up with these.  I used the Peanut Butter Cup Cookie recipe I posted on here over four years ago and just swapped out the peanut butter cup these peanut butter M&M's.  These cookies are adorable and delicious.  I think these would work really well with regular M&M's as well which would be adorable for a birthday party. I will have to keep that in mind for when Noble turns one.

Peanut Butter Cup Easter Baskets
recipe from Baked Perfection

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 cup white sugar1/2 cup peanut butter1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 egg, beaten1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons milkPeanut Butter M&M's

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture; mix well. Shape the dough into approximately 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press M&M's into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.