Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Peanut butter cookie cups are delicious holiday treats of peanut butter cookie dough baked into mini cups and stuffed with a mini chocolate peanut butter cup.
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar light or dark
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 11 ounce bag mini chocolate peanut butter cups wrapping removed
Preheat oven to 375°F. Get out baking sheets and line with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or electric hand mixer and large mixing bowl) mix peanut butter and butter at medium speed until well combined. Beat in sugars, eggs and vanilla until well mixed, scraping bowl as needed. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until well blended and smooth.
Use hands to shape dough into 1-1/2 inch balls, placing 1 ball in each well of a mini-muffin tin.
Bake 8 - 10 minutes until cookies are starting to brown. Remove from oven and using a round spoon, press a well into the center of each cup. Return to the oven to bake an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove tin from the oven and immediately press a mini chocolate peanut butter cup into the center of each cup, pressing down slightly to melt the chocolate. Sprinkle with holiday decorations while cookies are still warm.
Serving: 1cookieCalories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 5gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
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