Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe
Peanut butter makes anything chocolate better!
In my mind, Toll House has the absolute best chocolate chip cookie recipe, even though I often add a touch more vanilla and a touch more butter than the recipe calls for.
I absolutely love plain chocolate cookies, but sometimes you want something that seems a little more special without being a lot more work. When I recently had to make a bunch of cookies for an office celebration, I decided to jazz up the basics with my favorite candy and I came up with this peanut butter cup cookie recipe.
Build your cookie foundation
To make peanut butter cookie cups, I simply made the Nestle Toll House cookie recipe and left out the nuts and the chocolate chips. Instead of buying a bag of nestle Toll House chocolate chips, buy a bag of miniature Reese's peanut butter cups.
Here's the Nestle Toll House recipe:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
How to cook your peanut butter cup cookies
- PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F.
- SPRAY a 24-hold mini cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large
mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each
addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
- Fill each of the 24 mini cupcake holes one-half to one-third full with the cookie dough.
BAKE for 7 or 8 minutes until cookie are starting to set. Remove the pan from oven and press a miniature peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie. Return pan to over and cook for 3-4 minutes more, or until the cookies are a nice golden brown.
on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool
completely.You may need to slip a butter knife around the edge of each cookie, as they can be hard to remove from the pan.
Tip: Do not fill the cupcake holes with too much dough or it will rise and expand over the top of the muffin pan. This will make it much harder to get the peanut butter cup cookies out of the pan without breaking the cookies.