July 18, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

I do not like traditional peanut butter cookies, but I really love peanut butter cookie cups.  It all started last November when I ran out of Reese's peanut butter cups the first time I made this recipe.  I don't like chocolate, so I sampled the chocolate-less version and loved them.


Without the Reese's cup, you're left with a chewy, almost dough-like, peanut butter cup cookie but only if you use a mini muffin pan.  This recipe does not work nearly as well, if you bake them on a cookie sheet.

I took the photo below tonight, and I swear you can tell how insanely hot it is right now just from the photo.  The cookies almost look steamy!  Or maybe it's just me...perhaps the heat is affecting my head :)


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1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk

Another option is to use a tart shaper to create space for candy in the cups.  This past spring I made the version you see below with Reese's Pieces eggs.  I like this version because the chocolate is easily removable :) 

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