|Graduating Sisters: Caitlin and Lindzey|
Along with the end of the semester comes a very scary concept: Graduation. Some of my dearest sisters from DTS are graduating this semester and I am extremely sad to see them go. Lindzey and Caitlin have become some of my closest friends. Plus, the fact that they are graduating means that I am not that far behind, and that is truly frightening. It is DTS tradition to treat the graduates to dinner. This year, I have been asked to make a fun dessert to bring along to celebrate their graduation. At first, I was going to re-make my Kit Kat Chocolate Cake with Red and White M&Ms for Wisconsin, but then I found a recipe that I just couldn't pass up.
I have tried out Cup-cookies before, but I decided to do my own this time:
Peanut Butter Cup Cookie-Cups
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 egg white
1 bag mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
1. Mix and set aside flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
2. In large bowl, mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and egg white to mixture.
3. Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
4. Drop about 1 tbsp of the dough into a greased or lined cupcake pan and press along bottom and sides. Place one peanut butter cup in the pan and then top with about another tbsp of dough.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes
|Before the oven|
Peanut Butter Frosting (from The Curvy Carrot)
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (for drizzling)
1. Combine all ingredients with an electric mixture until smooth and creamy.
2. Using a plastic bag or piping bag, pipe frosting onto the tops of the cookie cups
3. Melt the chocolate chips and using a spoon, drizzle over the cup cookies.
Off to Graduation Dinner! Can't wait for dessert :)