Friday, March 5, 2010

Peanut Butter Pattie Cookies ( A Famous Knock Off)

Tag along with me on another knock off journey of famous cookies. My first one with a (bitter sweet) darker chocolate was a thin mint, this one a peanut butter pattie. These have a very fresh creamy center (not full of sugar filling) and milk chocolate coating both are perfect for the peanut butter lover or reeses cookies. A little time consuming but you won't be sorry worth every minute. Take a look at the results.

The pariffin wax makes a perfect sheen along with professional look, and they don't melt all over your hands.

After melting the wax and chocolate as directed below use two forks to dip and place on wax papered cookie sheet, then into the refrigerator to harden.


Fill with your favorite creamy peanut, no other ingredients. Just peanut butter. Creamy works the best.


As soon as they come out of the oven use your thumb with a towel to press down in the middle to leave a well for filling with peanut butter. Cool completely after making a well in the center of each cookie.


Roll into balls and then smoosh (is that a word?) with your fingers down to a 1/4 of an inch in thickness.

Time to go into the refrigerator for at least an hour.

A wonderful texture not sticky to roll into balls.


Dough should be easy to handle.


You can use any kind of peanut butter, regular, reduced fat, natural and creamy are the best. Milk Chocolate is the best combo to use with these as well.


Dough
1 cup butter, softened (10 seconds in a microwave)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of heavy cream

Using an electric mixer place all ingredients in order in a heavy duty bowl, blend all together until dough forms ball. Chill for at least an hour in wax paper.
Take dough out, shape int small uniform balls. Flatten 1/4 inch with your index and middle fingers or use the back of a glass dipped lightly in flour. Shape to be perfectly round with fingers if it gets out of shape. Bake on a sprayed cookie sheet or parchment paper until light brown edges approx. 9 to 11 minutes. Watch carefully not to brown. Immediately upon taking out of oven, form a well in the center with the back of a spoon or using your fingers covered in a cloth not to burn yourself.
Cool completely. Start melting pariffin wax see directions below...
When cooled completely, fill the top well of each cookie with creamy peanut butter, I used a cheese spreader.Place the cookie one at a time in the melted chocolate coating using two forks (see below dipping chocolate for instructions). Dry on wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator until firm. Enjoy~

While these are cooling melt wax below.

Dipping Chocolate
2 - 12 oz bags of milk chocolate chips good grade chocolate
1 bar of cooking paraffin wax cut in half
Melt a half bar of wax in the microwave in a microwave proof glass bowl, this takes about 8 minutes, do this step while cookies are cooling. After wax melt add the bag of chips to it stirring till chips melt, place in microwave for about another minute to ensure is liquid is flowing easily to coat cookies. The bowl with keep it liquified for quite awhile for easy dipping.
Dry on wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator until firm.

31 comments:

Nicole said...

Claudia - How do you think of these things? I love homemade versions of any boxed cookie..especially one that has pb AND chocolate! wow!

pegasuslegend said...

@nicole thanks these are my sons favorite, after trying several chocolates to get it right, and leaving the filling plain instead of adding sugar, it was what we were looking for in this cookie, sometimes adapting too much makes it right turns out completely wrong :) a simple easy cookie. Less is more sometimes. Hope you like these.

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

PB pattie cookies what a brilliant idea and I don't have problem if they melt soon without wax....because I bet they vanish quick :)

Cheers,

Gera

pegasuslegend said...

@gera thank you Gera! the wax is to thin down the chocolate and leave the shine. Thats what makes them look like store bought :) but you can omit, its harder to dip however.

Drick said...

great one - I know someone who will love these ...me! We used to use parafin a lot in making candies and stuff, brings back memories

Federica said...

What a wondeful idea ^_^ Delicious

Jan said...

Fantastic pictures!! A lovely blog you have here!

Nina's Recipes said...

Beautiful, glossy and delicious!
send me some!!! :)))

kathyvegas said...

The Girl Scouts have nothing on you! What a clever and simply wonderful cookie recipe. I just saved this in my Christmas cookie folder because I am definitely making these for my cookies trays this year! Great instructions, as usual!

MaryMoh said...

Wow...these look irresistibly good...yum. Thanks so much, Claudia, for showing the steps. These would be great for parties. I'm sure my friends would love these.....peanut butter and chocolate!

Lauren said...

I've never had an original, but this sounds amazing. I am new to the pb and chocolate pairing (not being American) but it's wonderful! I am going to have to try these!

redkathy said...

You have to stop creating these wonderful cookies, I'm drooling all over the keyboard!!

My Little Space said...

Oh, these babies are fabulous! I don't think there's any left for me! It's been great to see you making all of these though you're such a busy & hardworking mom. Yet you still managed to get things done in no time. So proud of you, Claudia!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Groan...now I'm going to have to make these. And then I'm going to have to spend the next couple of days trying not to eat them all myself. Willpower is not one of my strong points.

alison said...

no doubt,you are a gorgeous woman,your cookies recipe is fantastic!it looks amazing!

Drick said...

fyi - I posted my comment on your wahoo question, to the best I knew....thanks for trying it out

HoneyB said...

I could dig into a few (or more) of these, as could Grumpy I'm sure. They look yummy and I bet they are better than the tag-a-longs themselves!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

How absolutely scrumptious! My very favorite combo. These are irresistible!

Claudia said...

Gorgeous photos. Scrumptious cookies. You should have a cookbook!

Tania said...

Claudia, you are an artist!

Trix said...

Girl, these look dangerous!!!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

That's a killer cookie! YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!

SWEET SOUL CREATION said...

My daughter love those too and forced me to make a homemade verison as well. These looke just like mines!!!

Cooking with K said...

These look so yummy...great post! I have a question about foodbuzz...do you manually download your post? Or do they pull your feed automatically? My post are pull auto...but they do not pull the pictures...do I have to download them myself? can you help me?

Linn @ Swedish Home Cooking said...

Sounds beautiful. I love cookies that has a little surprise in them, like a little filling or so. Like your cookies.

Anonymous said...

Can I use semi-sweet chips or double chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate??

pegasuslegend said...

Thank you to everyone for these awesome comments on this cookie, hope you all get the chance to try this recipe it really is terrific.
Also to Anonymous...I tried using dark semi sweet and it isnt the same flavor I was trying to duplicate, but by all means, if you like dark then use dark. I use the dark chocolate on the thin mints.

Brandie said...

This does look fabulous - we just love peanut butter in sweet treats, so this will surely be one we'll try.

themodestkitchen said...

Mmmm, these look so good! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ said...

I love the sheen! I always wanted to have this look for my chocolate covered baked stuff but now I know the secret... it's the cooking parafin wax. Thanks for sharing!

girlichef said...

Yum, this is my first visit to your delicious blog...I noticed these on your blogoversary post and had to come investigate...love them!! Can't wait to make some :)