Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


My husband and I got married in September of 2006 and up until then, the only baking I did was from a boxed cake mix or a premade roll of cookie dough. It's amazing what getting married does to some people. I managed to turn into one hell of a domestic diva...or as my husband calls me, Betty Crocker. Having a huge wedding in September doesn't leave much in your budget for Christmas shopping in December! I decided to pass up on all the crazy holiday shopping one goes through in the hopes of finding the perfect gift for fellow friends and family. I kept my christmas shopping to a minimum and decided that instead, I would pack up an assortment of homemade cookies as gifts. This also gave me the opportunity to start working on MY holiday baking list.....and what will be my list 30+ years from now when i'm baking for my grandkids! It's important to have the perfect recipes right? Anyway, I came across this one on allrecipes.com by accident (don't ask me how.) I know it's not your typical christmas cookie, but I only decided to give it a try because I actually had ALL the ingredients at home in my pantry and I was extremly bored and felt like I needed to bake. I was so happy I did. Not only are they fabulous, but they're so easy to make and did I mention fabulous? They also hold up very well....perfect for those holiday trays!


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
recipe from allrecipes.com

INGREDIENTS

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
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well.
Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan (see note below!)

Note...make sure you allow them to cool for about 10-15 minutes before you try to remove them from the pan or else see below!

7 comments:

slush said...

My husband, Jaos, loves them! I mean luuuuuuves them. Im a sucky wife, because I make him wait till every Xmas when my Gram makes them for him.

They look perfect!

ConnieCNJ25 said...

You know, I just saw these cookies in a magazine I bought and wrote the recipe down. I was afraid they would be too peanut buttery for my taste, but since you say they are fabulous, I have to try them. Although -- you know me I;m no Betty Crocker and will probably make a mess!!!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

These cookies look delicious, but I haven't seen the mini peanutbutter cups here in South Africa.

The cranberry biscotti's also look very yummee..

Thanks

Nina

Dori said...

2 words: positively evil.

Nikki said...

YUM !!!! How have I not seen your blog before!? Everything looks sooo good! And, peanut butter cup cookies? Delicious!! I'm drooling...

And... since you're bored this evening with DH playing Xbox... I'm choosing you to TAG! You're it!
http://penniesonaplatter.blogspot.com/2008/02/ive-been-tagged.html

Rachel said...

These look divine! As soon as we eat the other baked goods that are around here, I am making these! Yum!

p.s. I tagged you!

oneshotbeyond said...

I'll be trying this one too for sure...I just need a SIFTER!