Christmas Baking: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Day 14 of 25 Days of Christmas

The Weekend Housewife - Countdown to Christmas - Peanut Butter Cup Cookies - Cookie Exchange Recipes

I can’t think of a better flavor combination than peanut butter and chocolate, so these cookies are one of my favorites. The recipe was shared with me by my step-brother’s wife and she brought them to my cookie exchange party last weekend. I think I could have gobbled them all up right there at the party.

48 Reese’s peanut butter cups
1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. peanut butter
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. sugar
1 egg
2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
Granulated sugar, set aside in a small bowl

Heat oven to 375 degrees and unwrap candy. Beat shortening and peanut butter at medium speed in a large bowl. Add brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar from separate bowl, placed on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cookie from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack. While cookies are still hot, press candy down into the center of cookie. The edges of the cookie will crack, Cool completely.

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One thought on “Christmas Baking: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  1. Kim

    Hi Jules! I’m trying so hard to catch up with everyone today! These cookies sound great! My guys would devour them, I think I found another cookie to make. Thanks lol

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