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 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?