Print Recipe

Peanut Butter Baskets

Rich, buttery cookies become more delightful still topped with peanut butter cups and candy. Use appropriately-colored decorations to match occasions at any time of the year.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. DO NOT grease baking sheets.
  2. In mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar; add egg, milk and vanilla extract; mix well.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture; mix well.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in remaining sugar; place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees F or until lightly browned.
  6. Remove from oven; immediately lightly press 1 peanut butter cup, cut side down, into each cookie to form a basket. Press a candy flower onto cookie so it appears as if a flower is coming out of the basket; press gumdrop leaves next to flowers.
  7. Cool on wire racks.

About 5 dozen

Submitted to Recipe Goldmine by ltlgranny (Linda).


Contact

Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.