It’s time for another recipe swap friends!!! This month I was assigned to Annie’s Aprons, a lovely blog loaded with delicious recipes and ideas to keep your taste buds satisfied. I decided to go straight to her Sweets page (of course!!!) and chose these scrumptious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups to make and share with you…and I promise when you see how incredibly EASY they are to make you will thank me for choosing them!
We decided to make them for my nephews birthday this past weekend so we could have as many taste testers as possible (plus he LOVES peanut butter cups…but I mean who doesn’t right?!) and they disappeared right before our eyes! Everyone loved them, from their crunchy cookie exterior to the surprise of the peanut butter cup in the center, everything about these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups is amazing! Ready for the best part?? It is only TWO INGREDIENTS (ha!) told you they were super easy to make!
what you need
- Reese Peanut Butter Cups (minis) *now, mine for some reason seem to be smaller than the ones she uses in her recipe…I am thinking it is because I am in Canada and all of our treats seem to be minis of the US minis (lol)
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough *I used Pillsbury (a personal favorite when needing something quick and ready to go!) but you could also use your favorite homemade recipe if you prefer! In fact, next time I would try making this with my Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (imagine the insanity on your taste buds mmm)
- 1 16oz package of ready to bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 1 package of Reese Peanut Butter Cups (minatures)
- Preheat oven to temperature as cookie dough package instructs (normally this is 350)
- Grease mini muffin pans and place a small portion (aprox 1" ball) of dough in each space
- Gently press down the dough and bake according to the package instructions (we took 3 minutes off the time as they were starting to brown)
- As soon as cookies come out of the oven gently press 1 Peanut Butter Cup into each cookie
- Allow to cool 5 minutes before taking cookie cups out, then transfer to cooling rack until chocolate has set
my tips and tricks for the perfect cookie cups
- Put the peanut butter cups into the freezer to get nice and firm before starting the oven! This will help to keep them from melting too quickly once you place them on the cookie!
- If you get a “log” or tub of cookie dough like we did, just take a teaspoon and scoop it out, gently roll it in your hands before pressing into the cookie tin.
- Grease, grease, GREASE your muffin tins! If you have a bottle Cake Release this would be best (I use this stuff for everything when I need to know it won’t stick, it is so much better than those sprays)
- Keep an eye on your cookies! Our cookie dough said to cook for 12-13 minutes but we took them out just after 10 as they were starting to get darker than I would like.
Be sure to give these cookies a try and let me know what you thought!! Enjoy!