These bite-size peanut butter buttons are super easy to make and fun to eat. Keep your eyes on them, though. They’ll disappear quickly.
You’ll need one peanut butter cookie mix and the ingredients to make… egg, water, oil. Yep. I said easy. Mix up the cookie dough and roll into small balls. Use the photo as a guide. They should fit right inside the top of a 2-liter soft drink bottle cap.
Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Then, as soon as you remove them, use the same bottle cap to press the cookies down forming a raised outer edge.
And then, this is the fun part. Use a straw and poke four holes in the center of each cookie. Poke and twist and the circles will fill up the straw leaving a vacant hole. Cute, huh.
To make sure you have enough time to press the centers and poke the holes before the cookies cool, bake them in three batches of fifteen cookies. While you are baking the first batch, keep the remaining dough refrigerated until ready to bake. If they are chilled, I think that helps them spread apart less on the baking sheet.
There you have it. Little bitty buttons.
But, what if we covered them in chocolate.
Yes, I think so. I used some dark chocolate candy melts to cover the buttons because the candy melts will harden better than baking chocolate.
Grab a button and dip the top in some of the melted candy. Lift and holding over the bowl, shake quickly from left to right to knock off any excess. When you look at the coated side, the chocolate will look kind of clumpy. To smooth it out, turn the button right side up and swirl your hand in a circular motion. The coating will even out smoothly.
And you’ll end up with a bunch of cute chocolate-covered peanut butter buttons.
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