Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I made these guys for our Thanksgiving luncheon at church.
I had to grab two to take a picture of before they were all gone... 
because they went fast! 
They include my absolute favorite dessert flavor combo-
 Chocolate + Peanut Butter!
And besides the actual peanut butter cups, 
I had all of the ingredients on hand- 
basic ingredients but fantastic outcome. 
Oh and the dough was awesome. 
I probably could have just eaten that.

These would make a great Thanksgiving Day treat,
a definite crowd pleaser! 

What you need:
1½ cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
6 tbsp. cocoa
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. coarse salt
¾ stick (6 tbsp.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. milk
2 cups coarsely chopped peanut butter cups

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.  In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, peanut butter, and sugars.  Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes.  Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and milk.  Blend until smooth.  With the mixer on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.  Add in 1½ cups of the chopped peanut butter cups and fold in gently with a spatula.

Use a large dough scoop (about 3 tablespoons) to drop rounds of dough onto the baking sheets, spacing 2-3 inches apart.  Gently press a few pieces of the reserved peanut butter cups into the top of each of the dough balls.  Bake 12-14 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking.  (The cookies may seem too soft immediately after coming out of the oven but they will set as they cool.  You don’t want to overbake them.)  Let cool on the baking sheets about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

Recipe from Annie's Eats, originally from King Arthur Flour


  1. Hello yummy goodness! :) I am just realizing that it's 10:41 I still have not had my Starbucks...not sure why this made me think of coffee..but it did! I'm off to get it! Have a happy Thanksgiving girl!

  2. Hey Chelsea~ thanks for stopping by my blog. *^_^*

    These cookies look sooo yummy! Mmm~

    Have a great Thanksgiving! :D

  3. oh my yum! i always love finding good cookie recipes that call for just one egg because then i can use an egg substitute and my Hunter can eat them, too! thanks girlie!

  4. Those cookies look so yuuuuummmmy! Chocolate and peanut butter are so delish together.I'm totally in my baking zone right now...I'm gonna add these to my recipes!
    thanks for sharing them!


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