Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets

Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets

Dress your Easter cookies to impress with this creative recipe. These peanut butter cookies look even cuter with bonnets made from REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures. They're perfect for an Easter lunch, or to give as a cute and sweet gift.

SKILL LEVEL
expert
PREP
60 min
BAKE
9 min

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories140
Calories from Fat60
Total Fat6 g9% DV
Saturated Fat4 g20% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol10 mg3% DV
Sodium105 mg4% DV
Total Carbohydrates18 g6% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars14 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron2% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories140
Calories from Fat60
Total Fat6 g9% DV
Saturated Fat4 g20% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol10 mg3% DV
Sodium105 mg4% DV
Total Carbohydrates18 g6% DV
Dietary Fiber0.0 g0% DV
Sugars14 g
Protein3 g
Vitamin A2% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg0% DV
Iron2% DV
1/2 cupbutter or margarine (1 stick) , softened and divided
1/2 cupsugar
2 tablespoonslight corn syrup
1 egg
1/2 teaspoonvanilla extract
1-2/3 cupsREESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (10-oz. pkg.) , divided
1 cupall-purpose flour
1 teaspoonbaking soda
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1/4 cupsugar for rolling additonal
42 REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures
PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE (recipe follows)
Decorating frosting, small candies, etc.

Directions

  • 1. Beat 6 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup sugar in mixer bowl until well blended. Add corn syrup, egg and vanilla; blend well.
  • 2. Set aside 1/2 cup peanut butter chips for glaze. Place remaining chips and remaining 2 tablespoons butter in medium-microwave safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Blend into butter mixture.
  • 3. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add peanut butter mixture, blending well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
  • 4. Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups. Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 42 balls (about 1 inch each); roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 5. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Place peanut butter cup upside-down on center of each cookie so that bottom of peanut butter cup can be seen. (Do not press cup into cookie; heat from cookie will melt peanut butter cup enough so that it will stick when cool.) Cool completely.
  • 6. Place sheet of waxed paper under cooling rack. Prepare PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE. One cookie at a time, completely cover top and sides of peanut butter cup with about 1 teaspoon glaze, allowing glaze to run onto brim of cookie hat. Use small knife or spatula to evenly spread glaze on cookie hat brim. (If glaze begins to get too thick to easily use, heat in microwave at MEDIUM several seconds to soften.) Allow glaze to set. Decorate as desired. About 42 cookie hats.
  • PEANUT BUTTER GLAZE: Place remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter chips (reserved from cookie) and 1/4 cup milk in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Gradually add 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, beating with whisk until smooth. Add additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, for desired consistency. 1 cup glaze.
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