Christmas would not quite be Christmas without these cookies ... just ask my kids. The combination of a peanut butter cookie on the outside with a chocolate covered Reese's minature peanut butter cup pushed into the cookie after baking, is unbeatable. They also look like they were harder to make than they really are.
I got this recipe many years ago from a friend under the name of Viva La Chicken, but that's never what we call it. Regardless of the name, it is one of the favorites in my family and very easy to make. Times do not include letting it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
When we visited Williamsburg VA, we went to all the inns and taverns in the historic district. Then we bought a cookbook and made a new Thanksgiving tradition centered around many of the historic recipes. This is our Thanksgiving soup.
I like to make this dry mix to keep on hand in my pantry. It makes whipping up a fresh batch of ranch dressing quick and easy -- just add the mayo and buttermilk. This is an adaptation of recipe #47249
There are many kinds of breakfast egg casseroles, but for my children, this is the one that makes Christmas Christmas. I make it the day before and the first person up on Christmas morning pops it in the oven. Prep time does not include the overnight in the refrigerator which is necessary.