Sunday, June 15, 2008

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

For the peanut butter lovers.






















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Yesterday was my friend's baby shower which I co-hosted and everything seemed to be a hit. The food was popular, the games were tons of fun, and seeing friends was fantastic. I made several tasty items and will post the rest in weeks to come. This week I am going to share with you what you get when you put my all time favorite candy, mini-peanut butter cups, into a cookie. They cookies are easy to make and go over well with all crowds.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F .

In a small bowl sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg,
vanilla and milk. Slowly add the flour mixture; mix well (at this point you can store the dough in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the cookies). Shape the dough into approximately 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan; the chocolate will be runny for several hours.