Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Candy Cookies

Another recipe idea stolen straight off of The Pioneer Woman Cooks website. She's a genius ... and her recipes are a piece of cake. I love the simplicity.
- refrigerator cookie dough
- miniature chocolate candies

I used Pillsbury Peanut Butter cookie dough with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups miniatures AND Pillsbury Sugar cookie dough with Hershey's Cherry Cordial Kisses (for Valentines Day, of course!). BOTH were FABULOUS! Although the PB dough with PB cups was the favorite by far.

Place cookie dough in freezer for about 15 minutes so that it will be easier to cut. Preheat oven to 350*. Remove cookie dough from the packaging and cut into 1-1 1/2 inch thick slices. Then cut those slices into quarters (like a pizza) and place each quarter in a mini muffin pan cup. Bake the dough for about 6 minutes; don't over bake it. If anything, you want it slightly under done. Immediately after removing them from the oven, place the chocolate candy in the center and press down (this would be GREAT for kids ... the whole thing would be, actually). Once cooled, remove from muffin pan using a spoon. SO EASY, SO YUMMY!