Peanut Butter-Cup Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 16 Tbl. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 55 mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped
In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, peanut butter and sugars until light, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, then flour mixture. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Roll 1 heaping Tbl. of dough into a ball. Place on a baking sheet. Use a fork to flatten in a crisscross pattern. Repeat with remaining dough until both sheets are filled. Make an indentation with your thumb in center of each cookie. Keep remaining dough chilled between batches.
Bake until cookies begin to brown on edges, 13 to 18 minutes. Press a peanut butter cup into each indentation. Let cool on sheets on wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough and peanut butter cups.