Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 package (13 ounces) miniature peanut butter cups
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
- Roll into 1-1/4-in. balls. Press a miniature peanut butter cup into each; reshape balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
- For drizzle, in a microwave, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Yield: about 3 dozen.
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These are good. However, I was confused about the "miniature peanut butter cups" called for. Somehow, I assumed they were the mini unwrapped kind (measuring maybe .5+ in diameter), but then I saw the bag I'd bought was an 8 oz bag, so I began to think that maybe the recipe is calling for the larger size (that is maybe 1" in diameter) that come wrapped. I suppose these larger ones could also be called "mini" since they are not the regular-sized large ones (2" in diameter?). I used the smallest ones, and next time would just have mixed the whole bag into the dough. I am guessing I should have used the next size up so as to make the lump in the center more substantial. ANYWAY, these were good and I may make them again, just because they are unique. I do have a very similar tasting recipe that has chocolate chips and peanuts mixed into the dough and is quicker to make. Oh yes, for the chocolate drizzle, to save time I just melted some chocolate chips in a baggie in the microwave, cut off the corner of the bag, and squeezed the chocolate onto the cookies.
Time consuming (wrapping the candy), but a good cookie.
Made cookies exactly as recipe says, didn't change anything. These cookies are so delicious*****!
I made these a few years ago and they were a big hit. My joy at Christmas is baking and giving it away so this was a special treat in the cookie mix.
I have never liked any kind of peanut butter cookie, until I had these. I made them for my boyfriend and tried one. They are incredible!
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