Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mini Brownie Treats & Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Welcome to Bake Sale Week here at the Better Baker!!

This is what my counter looked like when I was preparing for our last bake sale!


I'm on a Relay for Life team again this year, "The Baker's Dozen" in honor of our precious 5-yr old grandson Caden, and we are having a bake/garage sale this weekend to raise funds to help fight cancer. (leukemia in Caden's case)

Our precious little redheaded guy

(He's been bald twice during his treatments, so that hair is our delight! My hubby is a redhead too, and Caden looks so much like Papa!)

So I thought I would share pictures and recipes for some of the treats I've been making.

These are both great kid-friendly recipes to make any time of the year!




How much easier could it get?  Only TWO ingredients? 

BOTH recipes!!

These make nice treats for school lunches.

I'm sposin' they could be called a candy as well as a cookie...


MINI BROWNIE TREATS 
(on left side of picture above)

1 package (9" X 13" pan size) fudge brownie mix
48 striped chocolate kisses, unwrapped

 
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for fudge-like brownies. Fill paper-lined miniature muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 18 - 21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool about 30 seconds, then top each with a chocolate kiss. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen yummy little treats


CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER CUP COOKIES

1 (15 ozs) roll refrigerated ready-to-slice peanut butter cookie dough
(Chocolate chip is great too!)
48 miniature peanut butter cup candies

Preheat oven to 350. Slice cookie dough into 3/4-inch slices.  Cut each slice into quarters.  Place each quarter into ungreased mini muffin pans.  Bake 8 - 10 minutes (dough will rise during baking). Remove from oven and immediately press an unwrapped peanut butter cup gently and evenly into cookie (right side up).  Cool before removing from pan.  Refrigerate until firm.  Yield: 4 dozen cookies.


Stay tuned for more sweet treats later in the week!  
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