Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Total Time
50mins
Prep
40 mins
Cook
10 mins

If you like chocolate and peanut butter then these WILL be your FAVORITE cookies. You can't believe what a hit these cookies are at get togethers. Make as many as you can and there still won't be enough.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place sheets of foil on counter top for cooling cookies.
  3. Combine chocolate chips and chocolate squares in a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl. Microwave at 50% (MEDIUM) for 2 minutes, stir. Repeat until smooth (or melt on range top in small saucepan on very low heat). Cool slightly.
  4. Combine sugar and 1/2 cup shortening in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until blended and crumbly.
  5. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then add salt and vanilla.
  6. Reduce speed to low. Add chocolate slowly. Mix until well blended.
  7. Stir in flour and baking soda with a spoon until well blended.
  8. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Roll in nuts. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Do not overbake.
  10. Press peanut butter cup into center of each cookie immediately. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  11. For drizzle, place peanut butter chips in heavy resealable sandwich bag. Seal. Microwave at 50% (MEDIUM) for 1 minute. Knead bag. Repeat until smooth (or melt by placing bag in hot water). Cut tiny tip off corner of bag. Squeeze out and drizzle over cookies.