Peanut Butter Cup Cookies (Tarts)
photo by Ashley Cuoco
- Ready In:
- 36 reese's miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Cream peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.
- Add egg, vanilla, flour, baking soda and salt' mix well.
- Roll into 1-inch balls (I use small cookie scoop) and place in miniature muffin tins(sprayed with PAM) or in mini cupcake wrappers).
- Bake 8-10 minutes at 375°F.
- When tins are removed from oven, immediately press 1 peanut butter cup into the center of the cookie.
- Allow to cool completely before removing cookies from the tin.
I've been meaning to try this recipe for a long time but had it in my head that they would be too time- consuming & finicky - NOT SO! So, so easy & so delicious!! I made them to take to a housewarming party & they were gobbled up first! I didn't even bother rolling into balls - I just dropped by teaspoon into the muffin tins & they formed beautifully into tart shells. I also used the really mini Reese's pb cups that are already unwrapped so that saved time. I managed to get 4 dozen cookies out of this recipe & there were more than enough pb cups in one bag.
This was a great addition to my cookie platter. It was incredibly easy and so darn good! I don't think you could go wrong with this one. I was a little surprised that I had to bake the cookies for the full 10 minutes, I often find that most things are done in my oven on the low end of the time line.
This is a definite 10 star cookie for me! I did it exactly like it said and they turned out great. I added reeses pieces on the top and they looked professional! I also use the dough for plain ol' peanut butter cookies. The cookies turned out great and stayed soft for days (not that they were around for very long).
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