Peanut-Butter Cup Cookies

 Peanut Butter Cup Cookies via The Baker Chick

When it comes to Christmas cookies, often times the classic recipes are my favorites. My Mom’s gingerbread boys are at the top of that list, followed by frosted sugar cookies, and these. Peanut butter blossoms used to be a must-have for my yearly holiday baking, but I was always slightly bothered by the hard-as rock hunk of chocolate in the middle when I really wanted something softer and more well-distributed. That’s why these cookies have quickly become a new favorite. They are soft, cute and oh so easy. (The hardest part is un-wrapping all the peanut butter cups!)

When the lovely folks at PeaPod and Wayfair asked if I’d like to participate in a Holiday Cookie Bake-off I of course couldn’t resist. They sent me some recipes of their own to use as inspiration for my cookie contribution. A chocolate-filled thumbprint cookie immediately reminded me of these favorites, and no cookie bake-off is complete without some peanut butter and chocolate right?

 Peanut Butter Cup Cookies via The Baker Chick

Peanut-Butter Cup Cookies

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 30-40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Place the un-wrapped peanut butter cups in the freezer to make them easier to handle. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk.
  3. Gradually the flour mixture; mix until just combined. Shape into 30-40 1 inch balls and place each into an un-greased mini muffin pan.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a peanut butter cup into each. Cool and carefully remove from pan.

Notes

I suggest chilling them right away, otherwise the chocolate will melt and make stacking difficult.

http://www.the-baker-chick.com/2012/12/peanut-butter-cup-cookies/

Recipe adapted from: All Recipes

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Comments

  1. Monster cookies and wayfair – thanks!

  2. My mom’s sour cream sugar cookies are amazing!

  3. M&M cookies and Wayfair! :)

  4. Chocolate chip and Wayfair – great giveaway :)

  5. Khampton1031 says:

    I cannot wait to try the “peanut butter cup” cookies!

  6. Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen says:

    So good. The older I get, the more I just want some simple classics around Christmas. You just can’t go wrong with these.

  7. Wayfair and I love chocolate chip!

  8. Candy Cane cookies!

  9. Jubinsky2114 says:

    I love my grandmother’s peanut butter balls! I’d love it for Wayfair

  10. Katie Murray says:

    I would choose Wayfair and I love me some gingerbread cookies.

  11. OH MY GOSH!! These look incredible! I love peanut butter and chocolate.

  12. Sugar cookies are great with loads of icing, but peanut butter and chocolate is absolutely the best.

  13. My favorite cookie’s the classic thumbprint with jam, but no cookie’s bad! :D

  14. Charlotte T. says:

    I love chewy gingerbread cookies with chocolate drizzle on top. I’d love the gift card to Wayfair. Thanks!

  15. I just made some molasses sandwich cookies that I seriously could not get enough of. So so far those are my favorite Christmas cookies :) (Wayfair gift card please)

    By the way, this is a great giveaway!

  16. SE in Oregon says:

    I’ve made these cookies many times, but love this shape much better. Thanks for the great suggestion.

  17. Favorite Christmas cookies are my grandmother cream cookies. They can be cut out and decorated. Fun for the holidays! (Wayfair gift card)

  18. these would be good with chocolate kisses also.

  19. I love sugar cookies with frosting because they are so fun to decorate

    Wayfair gift card please

  20. This looks like pure heaven!

  21. Thumbprints…Wayfair.

  22. Jam Thumbprints or something with jam and powdered sugar!! I think it’s time for my afternoon snack. I would like to shop at Wayfair (Peapod is n/a in my area, even though, hello? Capital of NY should have this!!!)

  23. SamanthaFrommHaddow says:

    Too cute! I’m stockpile cookie recipes for the New Year. Christmas seems to have gotten away from me this year.

  24. Love peanut butter, will definitely try these

  25. Either card would be great

  26. Mmmm this one looks great, but my all time fav cookie (holiday time or not) is the rainbow cookie! For the contest – I’d have to go with Wayfair bc Peapod isn’t available where I’m @ – NYC (not that I’m complaining)!

  27. myra cheng says:

    You make this seem so easy (0_o)

  28. I made a lemon citrus cookie this year. It is a gluten free recipe. That is my new favorite :)
    I would like the Wayfair gift certificate.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. I love Italian chocolate cookies. Peapod looks interesting!

  30. Right now my favorite Christmas cookie is the frosted sugar cookie! YUMM!

  31. I love Frosted Sugar Cookies :) I would love the Wayfair gift card. :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  32. My favorite cookie is anything with chocolate. I’d like a gift card for Wayfair.

  33. yum, can’t wait to try these!

  34. Love these cookies – it is a toss up between these and the traditional peanut blossoms for which is my favorite!!
    wayfair!

  35. I love Peanut Butter Blossoms! The hubby, kids and I LOVE peanut butter cups – I will definitely have to try your recipe…we may have a new favorite! Peapod is not in my area, so I’d love to shop Wayfair!

  36. I love making homemade Thin Mints! And I’d like a gift card to Wayfair.

  37. Peapod! I love getting a delivery from them!

  38. Thank you for the delicious recipe? I love all kinds of Christmas cookies having cinnamon and cloves, ginger in them :-D

  39. I love molasses cookies! Would love the credit to peapod!

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