Chhaya: Recipe works fine with a standard muffin tin rather than mini; also chunky peanut butter is always better! Pretty easy, tasty, nice to look at and probably fun to do with the little sous chefs in your life.
Siobhan: You can't go wrong with a bite-size chocolate and peanut butter combo, but these still fell a little short on flavor. If you must make them, egg-wash the cups before they go into the muffin tin and use way more cinnamon sugar than you think you need!
Tracy M: Easy and cute but underwhelming flavor. Used natural peanut butter (since recipe didn't specify) and that may have been mistake.
Kelly T: Decent enough cookie but not outstanding. The whole pie dough process (rolling, cutting, egg wash/cinnamon sugaring, fitting in and getting them out of the pan) was more tedious than I anticipated - not difficult, just tedious.
Sarah B: If you want a cookie that's actually a mediocre mini peanut butter chocolate fudge pie, this is the cookie for you. Easy to make, but none of the flavors (cinnamon, chocolate, or peanut butter) stood out, though the extra filling repurposed as an ice cream sauce is pretty tasty.
J. Dowd: Perfect timing, the office bake sale was this week and I needed something quick. My only suggestion for next time is to make the pie dough from scratch; store bought dough missed out on flavor/texture. The filling is delicious (I had to make extra because my “taste testing” was a bit excessive) and super easy. The bake sale result, sold out but lots of empty little pie crusts…
Susan E: Very easy recipe, yummy rich filling, and fun presentation. I had enough leftover pie dough and filling (maybe 3 tablespoons) to make a 6-inch flat tart.
CMCooks: Instead of cookies, these are more like bite-sized peanut butter cup tarts. And since they're easy as...pie (groan!!!), you can use the extra time to be creative with your fillings.
Noel: These were pretty easy to make – the filling was delicious but none of us really liked the pie-crust shells used in the recipe. Maybe just make the filling and have yourself a really rich pudding dessert!
Andrea: I thought these were too much pie dough taste, not enough chocolate. However, they were a big hit with my colleagues at work, who thought they were delicious.
DeneenM: Because I'm not a sprinkle kinda girl, I replaced the nonpareils with saffron-vanilla infused sea salt (HIGHLY recommend!) otherwise stuck to the recipe as written. Because of how easy & delicious these were, my inner-food nerd was able to ignore the use of packaged pie crust :)
Jennifer R: A crowd-pleaser to be sure but not a homerun. Too much crust not enough filling.
Tania Coffey: Dry, fussy, pain in the assy tassy. Taken to teenage hockey tournament and rejected (although could have been used as puck).
Susan H: Here you go, fun to bake, although, "easy" , watch that pie dough, this is "take 2'." These are absolutely delicious, smooth as silk, they rock! So if I could describe them, I would say Mel Torme cookies, smooth as silk, fun to make!
Adventure Nell: These were super easy to make and were consumed ravenously by hungry paddlers for a Christmas party. Would make again!!!!