Tuesday, December 7, 2010

On the Seventh Day of Christmas...

LeeRoy (remember him?) asked me to be a "deer" and fetch him a quick and tasty holiday recipe that he could share with you all. I ran right to the kitchen and brought this one back. With only two ingredients, it doesn't get any simpler. It's for when you've had a busy day and completely forgotten that you're supposed to be taking food to a Christmas party you remembered you're supposed to be at 30 minutes before it starts. They'll think you worked so hard.

This recipe is so versatile. You can vary the candy you put inside. You can use different types of cookie dough. For the holidays, I'd use a sugar cookie dough and roll it in green and red sugar. If it's a day when you have extra time on your hands, you could pipe a little design in the middle once it was completely cooled.

Candy Cookie Cups

1 (18 oz) pkg individually portioned refrigerated cookie dough
24 mini Reese's cups

Grease mini muffin pan. Half each cookie. Place each half in a muffin cup. Bake at 325 degrees for 11-13 minutes. Immediately place a Reese's cup in each cookie. Press gently. Cool completely. Yields 2 dozen.


Anonymous said...

I like the winter wonderland. You took the deer picture at the perfect angle, it looks like he posed. The cookies are a must try.

Karen said...

I purchased those wonderful ingredients a few days ago and plan to make this over the weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

you are a nut. :) tell me truly, have you ever really forgotten you were supposed to be at a party in 30min with food in hand??!