Day 9: Also known as buckeyes, these are my favorite Christmas cookies ever. Despite how I’ve raved about all of the previous cookies in the 12 days of Christmas (cookies), in my mind, these are still the best. They’re a classic, and I’m guessing everyone has had them at one time or another. A creamy, sweet peanut butter center, surrounded by a smooth layer of chocolate – it just doesn’t get any better than that. They’re a little time consuming, due to the rolling and dipping in chocolate, but you get a lot of cookies out of one batch, and they’re so good that it’s definitely worth it. If you haven’t made them before, you’ll be surprised at how simple they really are. Mike used to like these, but then he tried his first oreo ball, and hasn’t looked back since. That’s ok – more for me.
Peanut Butter Balls
1 lb + 1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 sticks of oleo or butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 lb melting chocolate, melted
Mix first three ingredients together well and form into 1" balls. Dip balls into melted chocolate and place on waxed paper to set. Makes 70 - 80 balls