This is always been one of my favorite cookies. My family pretty much considers them a Christmas cookie, but I do make them at other times of the year. I feel guilty, like I’m cheating on Santa, but I do it.
These cookies are fairly easy to make, which I like.
Start with 1/4 cup butter, and 1/2 half cup peanut butter. Mix well, and then blend in 2 cups powdered sugar. Roll the dough into balls and chill for at least an hour. The longer they chill, the better, so sometimes I leave them in the fridge overnight.
I can’t tell you specifically how much chocolate to use, because there are a lot of variables, such as the size of the peanut butter balls, or if you’re going to double dip. But I usually melt down a bag of chocolate chips to start with. If I end up having to open a second bag, that’s okay. I do a lot of baking so I can always finish off a bag of chocolate chips.
I found it’s easiest to put wax paper or foil on a cookie sheet and then put the dipped peanut butter balls onto that. Put them back into the refrigerator to chill, and then if you want, you can dip them a second time.
Sometimes I get creative and toss some decorating sugar or sprinkles onto the balls after they’re dipped. I’ve also used shredded coconut, and finely chopped candy cane pieces.
These cookies are absolutely incredible! They’re also highly addictive, which is probably why my family only allows them once a year. 😄
I hope you enjoy today’s recipe. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you can join me again on Sunday, when I’m going to give you a look at some of the characters in my upcoming novel, Winter of the Drill.
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