October 21, 2010

Delicious & Easy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I have been taking advantage of much needed opportunities to rest before baby's arrival, and so have been sleeping in, rather than blogging.  But, I wanted to share a delicious peanut butter cookie recipe that I made yesterday, and several times before.  They are so good and so simple...the hardest part is not eating 5 at once!  I found the recipe in my Taste of Home magazine.


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda


1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon shortening
1 package (13 ounces) miniature peanut butter cups


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-in. balls. Press a miniature peanut butter cup into each; reshape balls. Place 2 in. 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, melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Yield: about 3 dozen.


Noellen said...

These cookies are so fabulous! Have any extra to share? :)

Kathryn said...

Oh my! The cookies look delicious! Thanks for a new recipe, these are right up my alley. :)

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