Just barely Wednesday, I know. It's been a long day....don't ask. ;o)
This is a recipe that I found on another blog, Notes From the Cookie Jar. I made them for CG on Halloween for our anniversary. Engagement anniversary. We're not that weird! ;o) Anyway, these delicious cookies are a combination of peanut butter cookies and peanut butter cups, both of which are CG's favorites. They were a big hit around here. So, without further ado.....
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar to roll the dough in
30-ish mini peanut butter cups
Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
In a bowl with an electric mixer, cream the peanut butter and butter together until smooth. Add the brown sugar and continue to mix well. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla and then the eggs, one at a time, beating after each.
In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together with a fork. Add to the butter mixture in two separate batches, slowly mixing until just combined.
Using about a tablespoon of dough per cookie, roll the dough into a ball, then in the sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in a pre-heated oven and bake for approximately 7 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and press a peanut butter cup into each one, then return to the oven for about 6 more minutes or until the cookies appear set and the bottoms are golden.
Allow to cool slightly before you remove them from the cookie sheet to a rack and enjoy!