Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chocolate Star Cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter marry beautifully in this soft cookie.  This is a recipe my mom has used for years and always uses chocolate stars and not kisses.  They are flatter which means they stack nice on plates and gift boxes.  It is also easier to get a bit of chocolate in each bite!! I hope you enjoy one of our family's holiday treasures. 

Chocolate Star Cookies (makes 6 dozen)                                          Printable Recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 cups flour
bag of milk chocolate stars

Mix together butter, peanut butter, and sugars until creamy. Then add in eggs and vanilla.


 Mix in dry ingredients.

 Using a scoop that is about 1 Tablespoon drop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
 Roll into smooth balls, then into sugar.
 Place back on cookie sheet, about 2" apart.
 Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.  They will puff up some.
 Press the star down into the cookie.  It will flatten and crackle a little.  Return to oven and bake for 2 more minutes.
Cool on sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to cooling rack.  If you notice, the white looking edges of the chocolate are now glossy and all one color. Don't move until the chocolate has completely set up again.

10 comments:

  1. These look amazingly yummy Jenny! I gotta try this recipe! Pinning!

    XOXO
    Cami

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I think you will love these!

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  2. These look amazingly delicious! You give me anything with chocolate and peanut butter together and I'm all ears :)

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    1. They are a hit and go fast!! I agree, great combo of flavors.

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  3. G'day! I could go for one of these right now Jenny, true!
    Love to know how you got the swirl in the chocolate too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net

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    1. You buy them in a bag Joanne! They are like kisses but in a flatter star shape.

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  4. I'm having a great time co-hosting The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Part & Giveaway. Thanks for linking up your tasty recipe! Stop back by the party and exchange more recipes. Pinned, Shared, and Tweeted... :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  5. Your photo makes these cookies look like I could just reach through the screen and eat a couple right now. Those look super scrumptious. I am so ready for some cookies and milk.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the Ultimate Virtual Cookie and Goodies Party! Your recipe is Pinned to our party board!

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  6. These look so cute and delicious! I've never made cookies like that with the middle something else...I really like this idea though!

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  7. I added these to my cookie plates this year and they were an instant favorite!

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