Twelve Days of Cookies - Seventh Day

On our annual cookie baking day, this is another cookie that the boys often ask for, Laurie and I always have to think twice.

Although these are delicious, they are essentially a homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, they are another one that will go directly to your fanny! These are gooey and messy, rich, full of calories and other stuff I would not serve every day, but they are delicious!

Buckeye Balls

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons shortening

1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with hands to form a smooth stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons of dough for each ball. Place on prepared pan, and refrigerate.
3. Melt shortening and chocolate together in a metal bowl over a pan of lightly simmering water. Stir occasionally until smooth, and remove from heat.
4. Remove balls from refrigerator. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball, and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down, and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set.
From www.allrecipes.com


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