Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Peanut butter cup cookies

Oh, man.  If you love chocolate and peanut butter you are going to love these.  I made them while Tony and Maddox were here, and all three dozen lasted less than two days!  They are fabulous with or without the chocolate drizzle (Tony ate 3-4 of them before I even got the chocolate on them).

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Second photo is courtesy of Taste of Home
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 pkg. (13 oz.) miniature peanut butter cups

1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 tsp shortening

In a large bowl cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Combine 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.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake at 350º for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pas 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.


Mom/Grandma said...

Oh you are so bad Michelle,you know I can't turn down chocolate alone chocolate and peanut butter, yum yum yum. Is Tony going to be moving in with you? Love you all, Mom/Grandma

The Mrs. and Mom said...

Oh girl, stop it with the recipes! lol, they look delicious.

Kim said...

Ok, I'm watching my mailbox for some of these now. Holy cow're making me drool.