Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

If you love peanut butter cups, you absolutely must try this recipe.

A coworker brought them in a couple of times for Friday Treat days and they are incredible.
Make sure you have a steaming hot cup of tea ready for your taste test, (or if you must, coffee), milk is wonderful too. 
Mark tried a melty one not long out of the oven and went on and on about the richness....then BEGGED me to let him have another. 
Pretty much the same reaction from Michael, minus the complaints and with the addition of cold milk guzzling.

The girls loved helping especially since the recipe involves the rolling of balls of dough.

  • 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).
  2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.


Rhonda said...

Okay. I'm on my way over. Those look delicious.

No...I'm not kidding. :)

Holly said...

They look so pretty! Too bad Shaun is allergic to peanuts! :(

Are you starting to feel a bit better, Jenny?


Jen said...

Let's set a date Rhonda!

Holly, I've been a lot better this week, but today the swelling was worse again. I was very tired but I am not sure if that is the same as before or if it is because work has been a wee bit insane. Still way better than before though.

Amy said...

Jen--I make these every year. SO YUMMY!!! They are the one thing that never makes it to the end b/c it's the only thing Mike likes.

Cheryl said...

Looks delicious. I haven't done any baking this year. Too busy working and African Tour.

Shari said...

yum - they look wonderful. I shall have my girls bake them for our household.

daniemabalay said...

To Jen:I was new in blogging,and just visiting your post but i m happy to read about your children and your status now. Thanks a lot