Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

 I baked these sweet things up a couple of weeks ago, and I'm not quite sure what has taken me so long to post them.  They are good...really good.  These are the second of the two decadent peanut butter desserts that I mentioned in this post a couple of weeks ago.  I don't know about you, but I love me a good peanut butter cookie.  Now stuff one of those peanut butter cookies with a mini Reese's peanut butter cup, drizzle it with some milk chocolate, and that good peanut butter cookie has now become down right irresistible.   Like I said, these are really good.  Make them!  Please!
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
*Just a couple notes about this recipe.  The dough needs to chill in the refrigerator for about an hour before baking, so make sure to plan ahead.  Also, it says to bake on an ungreased cookie sheet, but I always grease because I am terrified of stickage (yes I just made that word up), and they turned out beautifully.  Also, the original recipe said that reduced-fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.  I don't know why...just thought I should pass that along to you, lest you make these and they turn out bad and I am blamed...haha!

Makes about 3 dozen

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 ounce) miniature peanut butter cups

1 cup (6 ounce) chocolate chips (the original recipe called for semisweet, but I used milk because that's   the best chocolate there is...in my ever so humble opinion.)
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 the 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 inch balls.  Press a miniature peanut butter cup into each; reshape balls to make sure the chocolate is completely covered.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.  

For drizzle:
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and shortening; stir until smooth.  Drizzle over cooled cookies. 

Recipe Source: Taste of Home 

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  2. These look and sound delicious! I'm a new follower and looking forward to checking out more yummy recipes!! Hope you have a great weekend!


    1. Thank you Danielle! And Welcome! I really appreciate you stopping by!

  3. I'm not that big a fan of peanut butter cookies, but these I can get into! We would love it if you would link up at our new linky party: Two Girls and a Party Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
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  4. I think your cookies look very tempting...I am a cookie lover and especially peanut butter andi

    1. Thank you Andi! Cookies are one of my many weaknesses...right along with peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. These look amazing! Yum. I hope you'll come share at Super Saturday Show & Tell party today!! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

  6. I've been on a total peanut butter and chocolate kick lately and these look delicious!
    I'd love for you to come over and share at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party

    1. Thank you! I have been linking up to your party! I love it and I love your site! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you share and for stopping by to say hello!

  7. Thanks so much for linking up at Two Girls and a Party!
    We hope to see you back every Wednesday to link up and check our featured blogs!

  8. Visiting via Chef In Training's party ... these look and sound delicious! Pinned ;) Thanks so much for sharing!!
    ~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for pinning! I will be visiting your blog very soon...anything that involves chocolate definitely has my interest!

  9. Mmmm, these look so amazing! I need to make me some cookies :)

    1. Thank you! They are delicious! I hope that you enjoy them!

  10. Replies
    1. Thank you! They really are delicious! Thanks for stopping by!:)

  11. These are gorgeous! I will never get over stuffed cookies...they're just so fun!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!


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