Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

I love peanut butter and chocolate together. But this isn't exactly news to you now is it? I'd think not.I suppose my love of cookies isn't new news either, huh? Put it all together and I am like putty in your hands. When I decided to make desserts for my sisters graduation party I knew I wanted to make something that met all of the basic dessert food groups: peanut butter, chocolate, and cookies.

These were a hit. They were gone so fast I had to hide one to take a picture of it. They were truly delicious. I loved how the peanut butter cup was in every bite. The smooth creamy peanut butter center was definitely a bonus. If you are looking for an easy cookie try these- they are so good.

Source: Peanut butter dough adapted from All Recipes, recipe inspired by a coworker

1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling dough
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, removed from their wrappers

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Beat together sugar, brown sugar, shortening and peanut butter. until blended. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture. Beat well.
Grease a mini muffin tin. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and push firmly into muffin tins.
Bake 6-8 minutes, or until cooked through.
While still hot, push a mini Reese's into the cookie. Place back in the oven for 1 minute.
Allow to cool in the pan 15-20 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.


  1. Ah everytime I make these I'm amazed by how fast they go! A crowd pleaser for sure :)

  2. this is by far my favorite cookie recipe! I put them on my xmas cookie platter last year and all of my friends have requested them again this year!

  3. Good recipe, but you don't say how many cookies this recipe will make. ??