Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Yes siree. Today I'm finally posting a peanut butter cup recipe I've had sitting on my computer for weeks.

Procrastinating is one my best hobbies.

Anyhow. I made these for my husband's birthday because his favorite dessert is chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips. Unable to stick to a recipe, I came up with this:



First combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. 


Then add 2 eggs.


Now comes the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and salt.


And cocoa powder, of course.


Now stir in 1/4 c. milk.


Chocolate.

Yes.


Line a mini muffin tin with mini liners.




Add a teaspoon of the chocolate dough into the bottom of each cup. Then add a small dollop of peanut butter. I used my pastry bag to help keep things neat.


Now this is entirely optional, but if you happen to have a Snickers bar lying around, chop that up.


Add another teaspoon of cookie dough on top of the peanut butter; smooth it out with your fingertips (it helps if you dip them in a bit of water so the dough doesn't stick). Top with the chopped Snickers bar.

Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes or until the cookie dough is nolonger wet.


I liked them. My husband likes things that are familar and therefore wished I had made the typical chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips. But they also didn't last very long when he brought them to work the following day.


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

3/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 Snickers bar, chopped (optional)

First combine butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Then add eggs, beating well. Now stir in the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Blend the milk in.

Line a mini muffin tin with mini liners. Add a teaspoon of the chocolate dough into the bottom of each cup. On top of that, add a small dollop of peanut butter. I used my pastry bag to help keep things neat. Scoop another teaspoon of cookie dough on top of the peanut butter; smooth it out with your fingertips (it helps if you dip them in a bit of water so the dough doesn't stick). Top with the chopped Snickers bar.

Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes or until the cookie dough is nolonger wet.

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