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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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We thought we’d take a temporary break from Halloween desserts (for just a day!) and feature a delicious cookie that can be enjoyed all year round. This is my go-to cookie for holiday cookie exchanges, fancy parties or just family get-togethers that people demand peanut butter and chocolate. Yes, my family demands things like peanut butter and chocolate when I’m getting ready to bake.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup Butter Flavor Crisco
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 36 Reese’s miniatures peanut butter cups (frozen)
  • 1 cup melted peanut butter chips for drizzle on top

Make sure your peanut butter cups are in the freezer before you begin.

Combine chocolate chips & chocolate squares in bowl and microwave at 50% for 2 minutes. Stir. Repeat for an additional 30 seconds until chocolates are smooth & melted.

chocolate in a blue bowl

Combine sugar and ½ cup shortening in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until blended and crumbly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then salt and vanilla. Reduce to low speed. Add chocolate slowly.

pouring chocolate

Mix until well blended. Add baking soda & flour and mix until combined.

Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls. Roll chopped peanuts.

chocolate cookie dough in peanuts

Set dough balls on baking sheet. Do not flatten.

peanut butter cookie dough balls

After you put the cookies in the oven, unwrap the peanut butter cups.

peanut butter cups

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cookies will be soft. When you remove them from the oven, immediately press a frozen, unwrapped peanut butter cup into the center.

peanut butter cup topped cookies

Let cool on pan for 1 minute, and then move to cooling rack.

When cookies are cooled, it is time to drizzle the peanut butter chips over them. Melt the peanut butter chips at 50% in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Add the melted chips to a plastic sandwich bag and cut off a small corner. Squeeze the peanut butter in a zigzag patter over each cookie.

drizzling peanut butter on cookies

Let the peanut butter set before stacking or putting cookies away.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Hollie Schultz
A deliciously chocolate based cookie rolled in chopped peanuts, topped with a peanut butter cup and drizzled with peanut butter sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crisco butter flavor
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • 36 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups frozen
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Instructions
 

  • Combine chocolate chips & chocolate squares in bowl and microwave at 50% for 2 minutes. Stir. Repeat for an additional 30 seconds until chocolates are smooth & melted.
  • Combine sugar and ½ cup shortening in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until blended and crumbly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then salt and vanilla. Reduce to low speed. Add chocolate slowly.
  • Mix until well blended. Add baking soda & flour and mix until combined.
  • Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls. Roll chopped peanuts.
  • Set dough balls on baking sheet. Do not flatten.
  • After you put the cookies in the oven, unwrap the peanut butter cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cookies will be soft. When you remove them from the oven, immediately press a frozen, unwrapped peanut butter cup into the center.
  • Let cool on pan for 1 minute, and then move to cooling rack.
  • When cookies are cooled, it is time to drizzle the peanut butter chips over them. Melt the peanut butter chips at 50% in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Add the melted chips to a plastic sandwich bag and cut off a small corner. Squeeze the peanut butter in a zigzag patter over each cookie.
  • Let the peanut butter set before stacking or putting cookies away.

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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