Easter Basket Cookie Cups

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Dawn Freeland: "The cookie dough recipe was perfection. The only…" Read More
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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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    Dawn Freeland 4 years ago
    The cookie dough recipe was perfection. The only change I made was adding 1/2 tsp. of Penzey's Cake Spice blend, just because I love a little spice in my cookies. It took me three tries to get the cookie size right. Finally decided that the right size for my preference is using a mini muffin-tin and about a 1.5" ball of dough. I don't have a tart press but after trying a few different things, I ended up using my fingers to press the dough into the tin - the key is to press it enough that the dough comes up the sides a little because the dough will expand while it cooks and you want to have enough room to add the icing and "eggs" inside the nest. A single recipe made enough to give a 2 dozen away and still have enough for our Easter dinner.

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