Tasty Treats: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup cookies

One of my favorite obsessions is baking with my friends and family – especially my brother Christopher. We always have tons of laughs and it’s a great way to spend time with your siblings. Cooking might not be my strongest suit, but I like to think I make up for it with my baking skills.

So today I’m sharing a yummy cookie recipe that’s sweet, salty and super simple. I wanted to try something unique and fun using my favorite candy… peanut butter cups! Check it out below.

Peanut Butter Cup cookies

What you need:

  • 1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup of organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk (I used almond milk)
  • 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups unwrapped (if you want to make this more organic you can find organic alternatives at your local health food store)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set bowl aside.

3. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter, and brown sugar until fluffy. Set the egg into the mixture and add the vanilla and milk.

Peanut Butter Cup cookies

4. Add the flour mixture and mix well until dough forms.

5. Shape the dough into 40 small balls and place onto buttered cookie tray and put in oven for about 10 minutes or until the cookies look golden.

Peanut Butter Cup cookies

Peanut Butter Cup cookies

6. Remove pan and place the mini peanut butter cups in the center of the cookie. Let cool.

Peanut Butter Cup cookies

Cool it like Christopher!

Peanut Butter Cup cookies

Enjoy!!

Christopher gives these cookies a 4.5/5, which means they’re pretty delicious. Christopher and all his 15-year-old friends can be tough cookie critics…

xo,

Katherine