Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TWD::Peanut Butter CrissCrosses with Reeses

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Jasmine of Jasmine Cuisine chose the peanut butter crisscrosses, p. 78 in one of my favorite baking books, "Baking; From My Home to Yours" by Dorie Greenspan. 

I have to tell you they are incredibly delicious, but not that different than the recipe I grew up on.  The one difference here was making the crisscrosses.  In a chocolate-loving family it's WAY more fun to add the chocolate kiss to the top. Also, I find when you make the crisscross pattern in this cookie, it tends to be less chewy, which is how I {HEART}my cookies.  So, I made a few as directed by Dorie, then put a little childhood twist on them.  That's right.  Not kisses, but CUPS!  Peanut Butter Cups, that is!  I have to say, if you LOVE peanut butter with a touch of chocolate THIS is how to make your cookies.  You will DIE!  They are THAT good!  Don't put them on until the cookies are done and out of the oven.  Chop up your PB cups and then sprinkle and lightly press them into the top of the cookie.  The heat from the cookie will melt the chocolate just right to make it adhere to the cookie.  DELICIOUS!!!
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Or if you want to be a part of the Dorie Greenspan deliciousness, join our new cooking/baking group French Friday's with Dorie starting  October 1st using Dorie's new cookbook that just came out, Around My French Table.  Get your copy and start baking/cooking with us!


  1. I must admit peanut butter criss cross cookies hold a special place in my heart ever since my 4H days as a child (I won my first blue ribbon with them!) but topping them with peanut butter cups...oh my, those look like a little piece of Heaven! I can't wait to make them!

  2. Awesome! I've seen my SIL do it with a whole (regular/big size) Reese's pb cup in the middle! (But silly her, she uses a store bought pb cookie mix! Whatever!)
    Your cookies look divine.

  3. Why didn't I think of that? Your cookies look divine. I wish I could take a bite. Thanks for baking with me this week!

  4. I'm sure that my kids would love these! YUM!

  5. o.my.gosh. can i come over and we can eat some and chat with some ice cold milk?


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