Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Get your running shoes on because you’ll need to run far, far away from these. Once you start, you won’t stop. Take my word for it… I was just supposed to have a “bite.”

I’m excited to share my grandmother’s delicious peanut butter blossom recipe today! Peanut butter blossoms and chocolate crinkles are tied for my favorite Christmas cookie, and making this recipe always reminds me of the holidays and baking with family. BUT, I wanted to turn something old into something new again. Ah ha! Why not bake the cookies in mini muffin tins with cute liners, and add a Dark Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup instead of a kiss?

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Well, it worked. And if Grant says these might be my favorite cookies you’ve ever made you know they’re good.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Super simple ingredients {that you probably already have at home} make this a perfect afternoon snack for today! Happy Baking!

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Yield: 36

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter {softened to room temperature}
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 bag Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups {unwrapped}

Instructions

  1. Mix together butter and peanut butter until well combined.
  2. Add both sugars. Mix well.
  3. Add egg, milk, and vanilla until combined.
  4. Add remaining dry ingredients {except PB cups}
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line mini cupcake tin with liners.
  7. Roll dough into balls and place in individual cups.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes until puffy and just a little golden brown.
  9. Quickly press the peanut butter cups into the cookies and put back into oven for 30 seconds.
  10. Remove and cool in pan.
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PS: These are SO delicious that I want to bake a batch for one of YOU! So… pin this, tweet this, share on Facebook, or anything else! Comment below telling me you’ve done so by tomorrow, 2/21/13 at 11:59pm CST and I’ll pick a random winner!

Comments

  1. Lauren Watts says:

    I tweeted and pinned your recipe!! :) :)

  2. I pinned these delicious looking cookies !

  3. So cute! I shared on Facebook. I am so impressed with what you’ve done with this blog! Keep it up, girl!

  4. Emily Smith says:

    Pinned it! <3

  5. Grant Williams says:

    These look amazing! Way to go, Hil!

  6. Katie cole says:

    This was my first pin ever and definitely worth it :) friends who bake are the best kind of friends!

  7. These are my hubby’s favorite! You made yours look so pretty!! Would you consider sharing this and any other projects that you might have over at my Pinterest Power party?

    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/02/20/pinterest-power-party-7-2.html

    Thanks!
    Chrissy

  8. Yeah, I could go for those :) Pinning!

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