Thursday, December 17, 2015

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

It just wouldn't be the holiday season without baking loads of cookies! Every year, I like to make a few favorites, as well as try some new recipes. I've had this recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies bookmarked for awhile now so I'm glad I finally had a chance to make the cookies - they are really good! My only issue is how easy it is to eat too many ;)

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
48 mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place each ball in the cups of a miniature muffin pan. Do not press the dough into the cups.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly puffy and light golden brown. Remove from the oven and immediately press one peanut butter cup into the middle of each cookie. Press down so the peanut butter cup is level with the top of the cookie. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan and then allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Now it's your turn! What holiday cookies are you making this year?

- ST


  1. Oh my! I would make these and I'm not sure my family would come home to see that I made the effort to make them! Lol! I usually make Christmas 'Crack' as my husband affectionately calls them. I'm also making gingersnaps!

    1. Christmas Crack? Lol - I think you'll have to post a recipe for that on your blog :)

  2. My coworker used to bring these into the office all the time and they are to die for- I must make them this year! Thanks for the reminder. I was only planning to make magic cookie bars, my favorite but now I have to do two!

    1. Oh, I love magic cookie bars, too! Coconut and butterscotch chips - yum yum :)

  3. Oh Sun, my sisters would love this! Too bad Wisconsin is not next to DC...your cookies/baked goods would be a hit at our Oiselle cookie swap :)

    1. A Oiselle cookie swap sounds like a blast! Maybe the WI birds will get one on the calendar for next year :)