Friday, May 7, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies and Frosting with Chocolate Icing

Peanut Butter cookies are always a hit! Add peanut butter frosting and chocolate icing; the cookie becomes a masterpiece.
Using a melon ball scoop producing 1" balls is the perfect size to scoop cookie dough for uniform cookies. The scoop utensil makes less mess for the baker - I really dislike having cookie goop all over my hands every time I bake another batch of cookies.
Peanut Butter Cookies and Frosting with Chocolate Icing
Ingredients
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
* 1 cup peanut butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1/4 cup milk
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* FROSTING:
* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 1/4 cup shortening
* 1/2 cup peanut butter
* 4 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Dash salt
* ICING:
* 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
* 2 Tablespoon milk
Directions:
* In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
* Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
* For frosting, in a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, peanut butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk, vanilla and salt until smooth. Frost cookies.
*Combine melted chips and milk; drizzle over frosting. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.

9 comments:

Kathleen said...

These do sound like a masterpiece! Super YUM!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

peanut butter and chocolate never failed in my family. Happy Mother's day to you.

Anncoo said...

Love this super yummy peanut butter cookies. Looks perfect!
Happy Mother's Day ;))

Lynsey James March said...

I love pb cookies! The frosting and chocolate is a great bonus,I'm making these for our next work potluck!

Eliana said...

These look amazing Shandy. I wish I had one right now.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Oh, my family would love it, they are all peanut butter crazy! :)

Linda said...

Holy Smokes! These look deadly. I'm a huge PB fan, but with the frosting. Wow. Going to have to try these one's out, but not too often, don't know if they'd last all that long around the house.

Baking Sorceress' Apprentice said...

Peanut butter always hits the spot doesn't it!

kitchen tables said...

They are so delicious to look at! My mouth is watering! I can't wait to try this one.