Thursday, July 2, 2009

Peanut sugar drop cookies!!

I feel so lazy these days to prepare one single recipe and post it on the blog . Sometimes i feel its such a tedious job. Really appreciate the effort of the fellow bloggers who not only make yummy dishes everyday but also share their cuisine with us. Hats off to them.

And when i say HAT, the first thing that comes into my mind is a cookie which resembles a hat. How does that sound!!!!!!! Iam talking about these cute little Peanut sugar drop cookies.......With the candies on top they just resemble the Sombreros(Image), don't you think so!!!!!

These cookies taste so good when combination of peanut butter and candies melt in your mouth.The unwrapped candies are placed on top of the peanut butter cookies immediately after baking. Be sure to press the candy gently into each cookie until you see the cookie start to crack. That way the candy will stand upright. These are great anytime of the year and I do not know who enjoys them more, kids or adults.

Here's the recipe for you:

You will need:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Coating:
1/3 cup granulated white sugar

Garnish:
Sugar drop candies, unwrapped

Directions:

Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream the butter. Add the peanut butter and sugars and beat until light and fluffy (about 2 - 3 minutes).

Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. Beat in the milk.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Add this to the peanut butter mixture and beat until incorporated.

Cover and chill the batter for about an hour, or until firm enough to roll into balls.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and place rack in the center of the oven.

Roll the batter into 1 inch round balls.

Place the granulated white sugar in a shallow bowl and roll each ball in the sugar.

Place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies for about 8 - 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned.

Immediately upon removing the cookies from the oven, place a candy in the center of each cookie, pressing down until the cookie just starts to crack.

Cool completely on a wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.







Hope you liked these cute little Sombreros.

Signing off for now.

Wishing you a Happy long weekend.

See ya next week with yet another Temptation.

124 comments:

Parita said...

So cute :) love those colorful candies! nice clicks!

sangeeta said...

these cookies look like they have been made for a child's birthday party........good ones.

workhard said...

Hey Madamoiselle..You are simply the best.. i am a cookie monster, i swear.. and these look sooo cute... and ah.. the creativity...lil hats.. kinda cute...:)

Ann said...

Oopa ..Looks so cute and wonderful..must have tasted divine..picking some Aruna..torture.

doggybloggy said...

I dont think SWEET is a strong enough word to describe these gems!

Ann said...

Aruna, This is too sweet and yumm! Thanks for the step by step pics :)

ARUNA said...

thanq Parita!

Padma said...

They look so cute and colorful.... Happy weekend to you too....

ARUNA said...

haha Sangeetha, yeah unfortunately there r no kids around!!!

ARUNA said...

hey sweety, thanks for those wonderful sweet words, will save a few hats for u!!!!

ARUNA said...

Hey Ann, thanq dear and pick how many ever u want :))

ARUNA said...

Yes doggybloggy, we need to come up with a new name better than sweet :)

ARUNA said...

Ann its my pleasure sharing the details!

ARUNA said...

thanks Padma!!!

Sakshi said...

hmmm...U must be in very friendly terms with your supermarket wala no?? I mean the amount of butter and eggs and other things you buy daily for ur cakes and cookies might have made them think you run a bakery!! Do u eat all these up or give some away to hungry kids like me?? No hats off to you coz you already have so many colourful hats......

kittymatti said...

wow! this is sooo good and such lovely colours and clicks!

Vrinda said...

Cute cookies Aruna,i lov peanut butter cookies but my son doesn't..very colorful cookies with candies on top..

ARUNA said...

hahaha yeah Sakshi, even i feel i'm giving them a good business and they shd be so thankful and give me free coupons atleast now!!!! Sadly there r no hungry kids around...the only hungry big kid who is always around is my....wait y should i tell!!!!!!And yeah i don't need any hats from u..go!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Preethi!!

Elra said...

Oh, How can I resist the temptation now Aruna. These are cute and very tempting~

ARUNA said...

thanq vrinda, yeah most kids prefer a chocolate flavor to a peanut i guess!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq so much Elra!!

Pooja said...

Oh those cookies looks so cute n yummy!

Arv said...

hmmm... Could I get a to-go? :P

Viki's Kitchen said...

so cute cookies dear. Love to grab some:)

ARUNA said...

thanks Viki......yeah pls do!!!

Priya said...

Woww so cute and fabulous sugar drop cookies! tempting one!

neeraj_only said...

Hmmm...peanut butter cookie...tempting .

So nice of you , appreciating fellow blogger when you are a big gun and so good with recepies :)

aur cookie resembling hat....acchi soch hai .... :p

Kalaivani said...

I love it,looks so cute.Great cookies with peanut butter.

Reeni♥ said...

What a special treat these are! So cute! And I bet their yummy too.

Sanghi said...

Yummy simple idea aruna..!

Kishore Choudhary said...

Aruna this is so sweet and pictures are beautiful.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! very colorful ! yummy !

Donna-FFW said...

Delicious sounding cookies, and I love the colors of the candies in contrast to the cookies. They are precious.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely cookies. Hats off to you again! And please dont stop posting and tempting us...

Arch said...

Awesome cookies...they look real cute...lovely pics too...thanks for dropping by my blog...and making jam is seriously simple !

5 Star Foodie said...

These are adorable! I love the colorful candies in the cookies! Neat!

Satans Darling™ said...

Wow, these look so cute!

‘नज़र’ said...

यह तो बहुत लज़ीज़ है, शुक्रिया

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विज्ञान । HASH OUT SCIENCE

Anya said...

Hi Aruna
Never seen before such colorful coockies :)))
Its so lovely,
when you see it you eat it ^__^
I will try it .....

ARUNA said...

thanks Priya!

ARUNA said...

yeah Neeraj, don't u think they look like hats!!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah kalai the whole cute thing lies in the candy and taste is in the peanutbutter!!!!!

ARUNA said...

Yes Reeni they r 2 in 1......cute n yummy!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Sanghi, sometimes simple ideas bcome the best ideas u know!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Kishore ji!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Mangala, those little candies make them colorful n beautiful!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Donna....yeah the whole fun lies in choosing the colors!!!

ARUNA said...

Somoo thanks for those kind words.How can i even think of not posting any temptation....i will b always there!

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting me too Arch...yeah i really loved the way u made the jam!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Natasha!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Ashrita, yes dear they are!!!!

ARUNA said...

dhanyawaad Vinay!

ARUNA said...

yes Anya, give it a try....i'm not sure if kareltje will like them but he can surely play with them....lol!

Prathibha said...

Lovely drops dear..Loved the decor too...nice n colorful..

Varunavi said...

Wonderful cookies aruna,when i showed this to my daughter she is telling me to try this,looks great and nice click :)

Preeti9 said...

woow it looks so tempting and wonderful....very well presented dear....looks like sweet colorful tiny musrooms to me... :)

ARUNA said...

thanq Prathibha!

ARUNA said...

hey Saritha then u should definetely try them...so simple to make, yet so tasty!

ARUNA said...

thanq Preeti, glad u liked the presentation!!!

Ricardo said...

They look a little like colourful sugar boobies.. sorry not trying to be rude ,,,,but they do lol.....I am sure they were delicious and I have noted the recipe. thanks for the share :) xxx

Rekha shoban said...

hi dear, i dont have words to comments....but i have to tell wow yummy, superb, wonderful and colourful!

finsmom said...

How creative and cool! Love these!

ARUNA said...

thanks Rico.....haha!

ARUNA said...

thanq for ur nice words Rekha!

ARUNA said...

thanq finsmom!

Smitha said...

Very cute presentation Aruna. The recipe sounds good too. U too have a great weekend

RennyBA said...

A lot of good and right things has been said already, so I just add: Delicious!

Lavanya Siva said...

Hi Aruna, great recipe ya. Love those colourful peanut sugar balls. Nice presentation too.

PurpleHeart said...

Aruna, You should try selling your bakes online. Am sure there will be huge orders. :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Awesome and colorful thump print cookies dear:)

ARUNA said...

hey Smitha, thanq dear......enjoy ur weekend!

ARUNA said...

thanq for ur kind words Renny!!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Lavanya and congratulations on your success.

ARUNA said...

Purpleheart: Haha never thought of it yaar....its just an interest, do not want to make it a profession!

Aysha said...

Wow..The cookies look so colorful...I think its party time:)Lovely ones...

Anand said...

OKiesss....so, another chow wow here?? Hey, change ur blog name from Temptations to 'Chow Wow'. Sounds neat.

I'm tired of sayin 'slurppp' to every post of urs. Im also very sad actually cuz all I see is visual temptation nothin to really taste.

And on that thot..maybe u should cancel my idea of the name Chow wow. Better let it remain Temptations. Betr. Haha

heyyyyyyyyyyy..HOw u doin babe????????

Nazish Rahman said...

looks delicious!!!

would be better u take a break from blogging...then may be u wont feel lazy...lol

Babli said...

I love cookies very much.Today I purchased cookies and after coming home I am seeing your blog and made up my mind to prepare your beautiful recipe of peanut sugar drop cookies tomorrow.You are genius Aruna and thanks for all your lovely recipes.

Hari Chandana said...

sso cute... looks gr8 dear !

aquadaze said...

such lovely cookies...my daughter will go totally bonkers over these :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Hi Aruna!! This is so yummy..I am sad as i cant try them these day but will surely do it..Thanks for sharing the recipe..Great..Do check my another blog also i.e.Unseen Rajasthan

Gita said...

Gorgeous cookies Aruna...kids are sure to love these awesome cookies :)

Usha said...

Those cookies look so cute and colorful !

Premyscakes said...

looks tooo..... good!!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Aysha, by the time i replied to ur comment, party is over :))

ARUNA said...

Hey Andy boy, good to c u back......i'm sure this has nothing to do with MJ right!!!!Arey Temptations ko waise hi rehne de yaar and for the time being visual temptation is better than nothing......c u in ur blog!!

ARUNA said...

hey Babli, yes dear this recipe is very simple to make and also very tasty too.......so do give it a try!

ARUNA said...

thanq Chandana!

ARUNA said...

aquadaze: yeah i agree....kids will love it bcoz of the colors, so hope u r making the recipe next!

ARUNA said...

hey Bharat,you have awesome blogs....no doubt about it! You make me feel proud of my country!

ARUNA said...

yes Gita, these cookies will majorly attract the kids!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Usha, good to c u!

ARUNA said...

thanq Prema!

ammu said...

hey aruna....ur blog is really turning out to be full of temptations....our mouths water just looking at the pic's

ARUNA said...

Nazish, thanq so much for passing on the award dear.......so nice of you!!!!!

ARUNA said...

haha thanks Amukta.....but its the other way u know....bcoz of the name everything here looks tempting !!

Siam said...

thank you very much for the colors of the cake and the recipe is missing the smell of oven

Anand said...

Heyy... chow wow babe. Yea let it remain temptations..Cuz I can see more than 1 temptation over here. Wink wink. Heee

Murari Pareek said...

देखने मैं इतने सुन्दर हैं की न खाएं इन्हें न पियें बस देख देख जियें !!

Priyameena said...

Looks great...Colorful...Really tempting..

Vibaas said...

they look so cute.

Femin Susan said...

What a colorful........

arti.anurag said...

very nice site.After seeing ur site just feeling 2 go a bakery and get some cookies

‘नज़र’ said...

अरूणा जी आपने मेरे ब्लॉग चाँद, बादल और शाम की पोस्ट जन्नत में न लगा जी तो किधर जायेंगे पर कमेंट लिखा है कि आप गुलाबी कोंपलें पर कमेंट नहीं कर पा रही हैं, आप वही पर फटाफट टिप्पणी का विकल्प पा जायेंगी, उससे कोशिश करें।

शुक्रिया!

Shanu said...

Ohh my God..this looks soo yummy..cant wait to try it out!

Talita said...

Haha! How funny these cookies look! I'm curious to try them! =)

मुकेश कुमार तिवारी said...

अरूणा,

मुँह में पानी और ज़ुबां पर स्वाद आ गया।

लज्जतदार पोस्ट।

मुकेश कुमार तिवारी

ARUNA said...

thanks for a lovely comment Siam!

ARUNA said...

haha Andy boy u r funny!!!!

ARUNA said...

Haha Murari ji, dekhke khush ho jaane se peth thodi na bharegaa!

ARUNA said...

thanq Priyameena!

ARUNA said...

thanks Vidhya!

ARUNA said...

hey Susan. thanq!

ARUNA said...

thanks for visiting me Arti!

ARUNA said...

Vinay ji, is baar koshish karoongi!!!

ARUNA said...

yeah Shanu pls give it a try, very easy to make n bake!!

ARUNA said...

thanks for dropping by Talita, glad u liked them!

ARUNA said...

Mukesh ji, mere blog mein padhaarne ke liye dil se shukriyaa!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Sure enough Cookies look very tempting

Sushma Mallya said...

wow such a colourful cookies...feel like eating it rt now...thanks for sharing this recipe

Cake Diva said...

Hello Aruna, Thank you for stopping by my new blogsite. Now, those peanut sugar drop cookies look so delicious. What a nice touch with the candy in the middle. Very colorful!

Divya Vikram said...

I just posted a peanut butter banana smoothie recipe. May be I should try this next.Looks olorful.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow so color full and yummy cookies