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.
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar,
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
30 miniature peanut butter cups, halved
60 cake decorator candy flowers
30 green gumdrops
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. DO NOT grease baking sheets.
In mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, shortening, 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar;
add egg, milk and vanilla extract; mix well.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture; mix well.
into 1-inch balls. Roll in remaining sugar; place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees F or until lightly browned.
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.
Cool on wire
About 5 dozen
Submitted to Recipe Goldmine by ltlgranny (Linda).