Courtesy of David Venable
Perfect for a crowd of sweet-tooths, these bite-size cocoa cookies are topped with a nugget of melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cup candy!
- 1 c sugar
- 1/4 c shortening
- 1/4 c butter, at room temperature
- 1 egg
- 3/4 c buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 c sifted all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 24 miniature peanut butter cups, chopped into pieces
Beat sugar, shortening, and butter in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in egg; stir in buttermilk and vanilla.
In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into batter. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
Drop dough by teaspoon-fuls 2" apart. Bake 8-10 minutes.
While cookies are still warm, press chunk of peanut butter cup into center of each, being careful not to push all the way through the cookie.