17.3.11

In the Kitchen: Peanut butter cup- stuffed chocolate chip cookies

I don't know if it's just me, but that title left me out of breath. Probably means I should be out running instead of stuffing my face with stuffed cookies. 
Honestly though, this isn't much more than another chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I will tell you- this is one of the best recipes I have come across. By best, I mean near perfect! The cookie ends up with a bit of the best of both worlds with a crisp outside and chewy inside. Definitely my go-to every time.
By the way, I'll admit, I was cheap. I didn't buy the name brand Reese's peanut butter cups. So sue me. I was not about to spend a fortune on the candies alone, especially when I found a smaller, generic brand, variation of them in packs of 8 for a dollar. Or, you know, you could spend the money and remind each person while they're eating them how expensive of a cookie they're eating. That's always fun.

Peanut butter cup- stuffed chocolate chip cookies:

Ingredients

yields about 14 cookies
  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8oz chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  •  about 14 peanut butter cups

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare cookie sheets with foil.
Cream together the softened butter and white and brown sugar together until smooth in large bowl.
Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Stir in vanilla.
Dissolve baking soda in hot water, then add to the batter with the salt.
Stir in flour and chocolate chips.
On foil lined cookie sheets,
Using about 1 1/2 tablespoon amounts of dough, surround the peanut butter cup on either side, one on each and basically mash the cookie dough around it. Make sure the peanut butter cup does not show. Now, this is just a basis of about how much would be needed to cover the peanut butter cup, but you can add more dough if you like and have a colossal cookie so that it will take a bit more time to reach the center treasure.
(This is evidently what I did with the one pictured. So so good!)

Place into the oven and bake for about 16 minutes or until edges are browned.

*There are so many variations of this cookie you can get creative with. Swap peanut butter cups for oreos, nutter butters, or my personal favorite idea, thin mints!
Have fun and enjoy! ♥

4 comments:

Heidi said...

These look absolutely delicious! I will have to try this recipe one day! Maybe for Easter. :)

gee said...

those cookies look amazing. even before i saw the pictures i read the title and knew they were going to be heavenly!
xoox

Ilse said...

ohhh godd why did you post a recipe??? now I am forced to make them LOL! they look so delicious!!

Anna Bananorama said...

oh my that looks so yummy!

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