Doctorate Housewife

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Have you been enjoying Peanut Butter Lover’s Month? I have to say mine has been overwhelmed by pumpkin and turkey… not that I’m complaining. I love pumpkin and turkey and I’ve been loving going through my pumpkin bucket list. But it was high time I got back on track with these peanut butter cup cookies (I made a half batch, which I’d recommend because it’s a big challenge to eat just one!). Since today is the last day of peanut butter lover’s month, I say you go make these RIGHT NOW. Still, sitting there? Ok have a look:

Now do you want to make them? Need another reason? How about a cookie exchange? That’s not for another week? – No problem, make them now and freeze them to take one more thing off your to-do list for later. See, you really want to make these now. So…

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (I used my peanut cashew butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 24-30 mini Reese’s peanut butter cup (I used German ice cups, because that’s all I can find in the right shape. They’re no peanut butter cup, but they are tasty!)

Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (I use 160C in my fan oven). Put cups in freezer.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add peanut butter; cream together. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to creamed mixture until dough comes together.
  4. Roll dough into one inch balls. Place each ball into mini muffin tin (I used a regular tin). Remove cups from freezer and press into balls.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool on racks.

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11 comments on “Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  1. myhealthyohana
    November 30, 2012

    I love having any excuse to eat more reese’s PB cups 🙂

  2. Jessi
    December 1, 2012

    Amen sister!

  3. gottagetbaked
    December 2, 2012

    These are one of my all time favourite cookies – love the mini Reese’s cup tucked in there. Brilliant idea to use a muffin pan so that the cookies keep their shape.

    • Jessi
      December 2, 2012

      Tehee, commented on your blog before I read this. PB+ chocolate = love!

      • gottagetbaked
        December 3, 2012

        I fully agreed! I just ate a peanut butter and chocolate cookie earlier – it totally made my day 😉

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  6. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
    December 5, 2012

    This is better than the traditional kiss! I would love to have you come and link up at my new Linky Party “Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s”
    http://www.pandpkitchen.com/2012/12/02/show-me-your-plaid-mondays-1/

    • Jessi
      December 5, 2012

      Cool beans – I just did =)

  7. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
    December 6, 2012

    Thank you for Linking to Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s! I am pinning every post that links up to my Pinterest Page for all to see. I hope that you will return each week!

    • Jessi
      December 6, 2012

      Thanks. I’ll try and remember. Sometimes I’m bad at these things. Thanks for pinning!! =)

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