gallamore west: Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Hearts

Monday, January 13, 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Hearts

Looking for a sweet baked treat to show someone your love?  These Peanut Butter Chocolate Heart cookies are one of our family's very favorites.  


Last year I baked them for our boys teachers and one of them said they were the best cookies she had ever tasted.  They look impressive, taste amazing, and they're easy to make too.  The key is getting the chocolate hearts to look perfect on top of the cookies is to take a few minutes to clear out a shelf in your refrigerator {or freezer} before you start baking.



Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Hearts
{adapted from Better Homes & Garden Baking Book} 

1 stick softened butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar to roll cookies in
chocolate heart candies 
{Reese's peanut butter hearts are the best- I accidentally bought plain Hershey's hearts for these & they worked great too}

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Clear out a shelf in your refrigerator so you can place the cookie sheet in there to cool the chocolate hearts {don't skip this step or your have a melted chocolate heart blobby mess on top of your cookies... believe me}  Mix the butter and peanut butter in a stand mixer for 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides occasionally.  Add in the sugar and brown sugar.  Mix until combined.  Add in the egg, vanilla, and milk and mix until well combined.  Slowly add in the baking soda, baking powder and flour until combined.  Roll each cookie with your hands then roll in white sugar.  Place on cookie sheet {I line mine with parchment paper for perfect evenly baked cookies and less mess, and I put 12 on a sheet}.  Bake for 9 minutes.  While baking, unwrap your chocolate hearts.  Immediately after removing from the oven, press a chocolate heart onto each cookie quickly, then quickly place the entire cookie sheet in the refrigerator to cool until chocolate hearts are solid again {they start to melt really quickly on top of those hot cookies so make sure they really are solid again before removing}.

Surprise your kids {and husband, friends, teachers, and neighbors} with this sweet cookie treat in their lunch or as an after school snack.  They'll gobble them up and have a happy heart knowing that you made them these sweet special treats.  


I'm linking up at Tatertots & Jello! xoxo 
  

9 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

These look delicious. :)

Angela Muir said...

so cute! love the photos too :) http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

Sherrie Nackel said...

I assume you meant to place the baking sheet in the fridge to cool after you place the chocolate on top, instead of the oven. I'm going to make these. TFS

Laura said...

yum yum yum!! And so cute, too. I'm going to have to add these to my 'must make' list.

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