I have been dreaming about this recipe for a couple of years now.
Ever since I found it on AllRecipes.com and saw that over 1600 people have given it a five star review and 74,000 more have saved the recipe.
As an aside, that's what I love about all recipes and sites like it - the comments from reviewers and ratings are always very helpful.
Anyways, this year while grocery shopping in late November I spotted the miniature peanutbutter cups called for in the recipe and decided that Christmas 2010 would be the one where I would try these cookies for myself.
In a world where things don't always live up to expectations, these little nuggets of ooey, gooey, choclatey wonder more than deliver.
SO much so that I have to make another two batches before my son comes home from school because these ones are now gone.
I hope you enjoy!
Peanutbutter Cup Cookies
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* 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup peanut butter
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 tablespoons milk
* 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Works best if you freeze the peanutbutter cups first. Cool and carefully remove from pan.