Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups: peanut butter cookies with m&m's and Candy corn #halloween

I think I bought too much Halloween candy. And I still have weeks until the actual event. And for whatever irrational reason, I have convinced myself if I put the candy into cookies (or some other treat), I will eat less.

So untrue. Especially when it comes to candy corn. And M&M’s. Yes, I could sit and eat a whole bag. But I guess what I have not realized that eating 20 cookies could be far worse calories wise.

How boring would that be though if I just posted a bowl of M&M’s on my blog and said, “make these.” Recipe: pour in bowl. Eat.

Besides, these cookies are good. And because they are two-bite cookies you can eat more. See. Totally rational.

 

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cookie Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 egg
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups Peanut Butter M&M's
  • Candy Corn Pumpkins

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, crisco, peanut butter, milk, and vanilla. Add egg. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda. Mix in M&M's.
  2. Drop by small scoop onto mini muffin (or mini tart) pan. I didn't use wrappers, or grease the pans.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 9-11 minutes. Immediately press one candy corn pumpkin in the center. Allow to cool about 3-5 minutes, remove cookie from pan and cool on rack completely.
  4. This recipe makes a lot of cookies. I baked 48 in the mini muffin pan. Then I used my scoop and make 60 scoops and put them on a cookie sheet. I stuck the cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour. I put all the frozen cookie dough balls into a ziploc bag, labeled it, and now I have 60 cookies ready to bake at a moment's notice! I can stick these into a mini muffin pan, or right onto a cookie sheet.
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2011/10/peanut-butter-cookie-bites

23 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cookie Bites”

  1. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 11:25 am

    How fun! I love those little pumpkins :)

  2. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    There you go again tempting me with more yummy looking cookies:-)

  3. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    awesome! thanks for sharing!!

  4. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Ohhhh! These look soooo good! I must make these! Thanks for sharing!
    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

  5. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I do the same thing…buy the candy and bake with it only to eat the baked goods and the rest of the candy. Not helping my waist! These are adorable, I love the pumpkins!

  6. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Awww, they look so cute!

  7. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    OMG send a bag of those over my way. I love that candy and in a cookie. Over the moon. Come visit. We have not heard from you in a awhile!

  8. posted Oct 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    These are adorable!!

  9. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Oh my! What a fun fall treat!

  10. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Very cute!

  11. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    (found ya on a link party)
    What a great idea! I never would have thought of using candy pumpkins with cookies. (Although it totally makes senses and looks delish) Thanks for the recipe!

  12. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Kelley- so glad you found me!

  13. posted Oct 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Wow I love these and those adorable pumpkins!! Just pinned this recipe.

  14. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 7:10 am

    What cuties those little treats are.

  15. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    love these so very cute and love the idea you can freeze and bake when ready come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  16. posted Oct 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    These are fabulous! My husband loves when I have frozen cookie dough on hand to make him warm cookies anytime. I’d love for you to share these tomorrow at our Seasonal Inspiration party.

    http://www.crumbsandchaos.blogspot.com

  17. posted Oct 10, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Finally, I can justify buying those cute pumpkin candies!!(that I already bought!) These cookies are adorable. I will definitely be baking them. I linked to you from Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Thanks for a great recipe.

  18. posted Oct 10, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    OK. You took TWO of my FAVE things and put them together!!! Have to say this recipe rocks!!! Thanks for linking it to Fancy This Fridays!!! FYI… Someone has a feature!!! Come see and grab a button! http://www.trulylovelyblog.com/2011/10/fancy-this-features-45.html

  19. posted Oct 14, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    These are so cute! Is there anything cuter than the mini pumpkins? I don’t think so. I buy a bag every year. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  22. T. Webster
    posted Aug 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I’m not one to make cookies often, especially from scratch.  Wondering if frozen cookie roll can be used for the cookie part, and proceed from there.  Thanks!  

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