Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
By kml9876 | Published on Sunday December 14, 2008 | Categories: Christmas | Cookies

I saw this recipe in the December/January 2009 issue of Taste of Home on page 53. It is also online
I thought they sounded yummy and they were indeed!

  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 package (13 ounces) miniature peanut butter cups

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon  of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of shortening

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine the flour and baking soda. Gradually the flour and baking soda to the creamed mixture. Mix well.
  5.  Cover and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour or until it is easy to handle. 
  6. Roll the dough into 1-1/4-in. balls.
  7.  Press a miniature peanut butter cup into each ball.
  8. Reshape the balls and place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  10. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from the cookies from the pans to wire racks. 
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter and shortening. Stir the mixture until it issmooth.
  2. Drizzle the mixture over cooled cookies. I placed it in a piping bag to drizzle.

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