Thursday, January 16, 2014

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Years and years ago, my mom cut the recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies out of the Dallas Morning News and it was such a hit that it became a party staple in our house. It's my brother's favorite cookie, so I'm sharing the recipe with all of you in honor of his birthday today!

What You'll Need:
1/2 cup peanut butter (Don't try to get fancy and use the all-natural kind. These cookies call for JIF!)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups GF Flour (I use Cup 4 Cup)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package of miniature peanut butter cups (The Trader Joes brand are better than Reese's!)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream the butters (regular and peanut) and the sugars (granulated and light brown), then add the egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.
  4. Mix until combined.
  5. Form small dough balls and place them in a mini muffin pan. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until golden on top.
  6. While the cookies are baking, unwrap all of the peanut butter cups. This is a key step.
  7. Immediately after removing the cookies from the oven, press one peanut butter cup down into the center of each cookie.
  8. Cool in the pan until the chocolate is set (or eat them while it's still a little melty... yum!).


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  2. Yes, these are the best! Happy bday to your brother!!!