Saturday, December 22, 2012

Peanut butter peanut butter cup cookies

I cannot get over how delicious these cookies are!  Out of control!  If you don't like a peanut butter chocolate combination, you will not like these.  There is a lot of peanut butter and a lot of chocolate going on in these.  I found them on a blog called
Immediately when I saw her photos, I knew I had to make them and I'm sure glad I did.  Yes, these are super rich but sooo good.  They are really big and heavy cookies.  That is a full size Reeses Peanut Butter Cup on top of the cookies! There is another few cups of mini Reeses cups mixed up in the dough.  I highly recommend this recipe.  It's super easy and actually really quite quick to put together and I even made a double recipe!  I don't think a single recipe would be worth it.  I probably got about 20 - maybe not even that - out of a double recipe.  That's a perfect amount. I think the Novice Chef got 18 out of her single recipe.  I guess I made my cookies really large but they don't seem too montrous.  For the mini cups that I mixed into the dough, I purchased the bags of the really small unwrapped cups.  They are a little more expensive but the tiny size is great and it's so easy to just open the bag & pour.  No unwrapping!  These aren't exactly Christmasey looking but I'm including them in some of my baked goods that I'm giving away for gifts.
There is a note below from The Novice Chef about the baking mentions that the cookies will not appear to be done when you remove them from the oven. That is true.  I DID leave them in for 2 minutes longer because I think my oven requires that, but when I removed the cookies sheets from the oven, the cookies still looked slightly doughy. They were super soft to the touch too. They definitely firm up as they cool.


Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

From The Novice Chef blog


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter (I used 1/2 chunky & 1/2 creamy)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 oz) bag Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
18 Reeses full size cups unwrapped


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter and sugars, until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla.
Gradually add in the flour mixture on low speed. Stir until dough forms. Then stir in Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups by hand.
Using your hands, form balls of dough with 2 heaping tablespoons of dough. Gently flatten cookie dough (to form a disk shape) and place on prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 8 minutes and remove from oven. Press a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup into the center of each cookie. Bake cookies for 3 minutes more. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to a rack to cool.

Note: Cookies will not spread much at all and will look like they are not done baking. But I promise they are! Once they finish cooling, the cookie and chocolate will become firm and you will have a magically soft and crumbly cookie!


Best Training said...

It looks pretty delicious.

Jessica said...

Glad you liked them!!

Heidi Tweedell said...

Im definately going to try these. Reese's are the heavenly candy! Perfection.