I was looking around for a treat to take to a work meeting yesterday and noticed the abundance of Halloween candy just sitting there, staring at me, waiting to be eaten. So, I decided to make cookies out of some of the peanut butter cups.
These are awesome! I was able to use up a bunch of the chocolate remnants taking up space in my baking cabinet and I already had all of the ingredients on hand. I love when that happens!
Recipe loosely adapted from: AllRecipes
1C. Butter, softened
3/4C. Creamy peanut butter
3/4C. Packed brown sugar
1/2C. White sugar
1t. Vanilla extract
2 1/3C. All-purpose flour
1t. Baking soda
3/4C. Chocolate Chips – bittersweet, semi-sweet, milk…whatever you like or have on hand is fine (I used a combo of all 3)
10-15 Peanut butter cup candies – cut into small pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until smooth. One at a time, beat in eggs. Then stir in vanilla.
Combine flour and baking soda in a separate container, pour into butter mixture all at once and mix until the cookie just comes together.
If using a stand mixer, remove bowl and mix in chocolate chips by hand.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes before moving to a cookie sheet.
Husband Rating – 4 out of 5 – “A delicious Halloween treat!”