Can you say YUM! I came across Erika’s Blog and fell in love with it and her main picture was this adorable cookie… and low and behold after reading her blog for a while I saw where she posted the recipe! I knew I had to try it! So here it is adapted from All Recipes and Inspired by Erika’s rendition of them
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- 1 3/4 cups AP Flour
- .5 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- .5 cup softened butter
- .5 cup white sugar
- .5 cup peanut butter
- .5 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 40 miniature chocolate peanut butter cups, unwrapped
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and set it to the side.
Cream together the butter, sugars & peanut butter until it is nice and fluffy. Then beat in the egg, vanilla and the milk.
Once you have done that mix in the flour mixture slowly until incorporated.
Shape the dough into 40 balls and bake in a min muffin pan. I used a Wilton cookie scoop that I have to ensure even size and baking.
This is what my Wilton Scooper looks like incase you were curious…
Bake the cookies at 375 for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie. I placed the peanut butter cups in the fridge so that they would not be soft when I pressed them into the middle of the cookie since the warm cookie is going to cause them to melt anyway.
Leave them in the pan to cool and then remove carefully. You can also do what I did as well as what Erikadid and decorate them with sprinkles of your choice while you are waiting for them to cool. the chocolate gets warm and melty so be careful or you will get it all over your hands and sprinkles… Not that, that happened to me! LOL while they cool the sprinkles will cool in place and stay put!
Look at this… See all that chocolate melting into the peanut butter… YUM!! You know you want some!
Well I hope you want them anyway because they are a part of my Valentine’s Day giveaway!! That’s right… Jason and I went to Hobby Lobby last week and there was the cutest cupcake container for putting sugar in next to the coffee pot… or keeping your favorite sprinkles… or even tea, heck the possibilities are endless!
But then I saw this cupcake plate… And thought how adorable it was and how I would love to be able to give this to one of my readers as a Valentine’s Day present…
SO I bought them (or rather Jason did… details…details) and I thought the perfect way to top off these two items would be to also send them with a fresh batch of these cookies….
So here is how you enter… I am going to give everyone 3 chances to enter (hopefully someone enters… please someone just enter to make me feel better!) If you subscribe to my blog leave a comment telling me that you signed up and that is one entry, if you already do then leave me a comment telling me you already do.
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And your 3rd option is to follow me on Twitter. Leave me a comment here letting me know that you are and that counts as your third entry! SO you all get three chances… I am going to say that this give away will close on Feb. 7th that way I have time to bake you a batch of cookies and get you your stuff before the holiday! So get to entering! My Facebook and Twitter buttons are on the top right hand side of my home page… and this page! So get to entering already!!
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