Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Taste of Home Dec Jan 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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  • 1 cup butter

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 13oz. pkg. mini peanut butter cups

  • Drizzle:

  • 1 6oz. 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" balls. Press a mini peanut butter cup in each; reshape balls. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans 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. Reduced Fat or generic brands of peanut butter are not recommended for this recipe.


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