Peanut butter baskets

Yield: 60 Servings

Measure Ingredient
30 Green gumdrops
¾ cup Creamy peanut butter
½ cup Shortening
¾ cup Sugar; divided
½ cup Packed brown sugar
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1⅓ cup All purpose flour
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
30 Miniature peanut butter cups; halved
60 Cake decorator flowers

Flatten the gumdrops; cut into small leaf shapes and set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, shortening, ½ cup sugar and brown sugar. Add the egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls.

Roll in remaining sugar; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and immediately lightly press one 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 racks. Yield about 5 dozen.

Recipe by: Tasste of Home April-May 97 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #994 by L979<L979@...> on Jan 8, 1998

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