Thursday, December 16, 2010

Peanutbutter Cup Cookies

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!

Merry Christmas!

Peanutbutter Cup Cookies
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Ingredients

* 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

Directions

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.

9 comments:

  1. Good to know! My daughter will love these! It looks like you snaped the photo when they were still warm. Mmmmm....sooo gooood!!!

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  2. These are my middle son's favoritest cookies in the whole world. He says there is nothing better than peanut butter and chocolate except in a cookie! Teehee!

    I'm hosting a cookie recipe swap today for Share a Spoon! Be sure to link up!

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  3. Love this cookie! I still have leftover halloween candy, specifically, mini peanut butter cups, so this is a perfect, and delicious, use for them.

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  4. I've been dreaming of these cookies too Lyndsay! I can't wait to make some. They look so yummy and melty.

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  5. These look wonderful. Sinful and decadent, just like a good dessert should be!

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  6. I just found the new cookie recipe to add to my family favorites this year! thanks for posting the recipe!

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  7. I MUST make these! Not only are they attractive to look at, but I just KNIOW they will be delicious. I really must get on the cookie baking bandwagon.

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  8. These are new to me. Its not something I have seen in the U.K. I am so tempted to give them a go.

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  9. These look great and the process is easy, I like easy! Thanks.

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