Mini Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Well today I changed my major. I am now officially pursuing a mathematics degree. Math is what I originally wanted to go to school for but I just couldn’t make up my mind. After five semesters of accounting I realized I chose the wrong one. I am happy with my decision and I can’t wait to take on a new challenge. It sure won’t be easy but I’m a very determined person and I know I can do it.
So since I was in such a good mood today I decided to combine my boyfriends favorite ingredients into one amazing cookie recipe. He absolutely loves his chocolate and peanut butter. So I made a cookie packed with peanut butter, chocolate chips and peanut butter cups… yum!
I’ve been looking everywhere for mini peanut butter cups. Hershey’s miniature Reese cups just aren’t small enough for my liking. I finally found a small box of them at Wegmans and boy were they perfect. They were my main inspiration for these delicious cookies (I can’t give my boyfriend all the credit). 
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Enjoy!
Don’t forget to evenly space your cookie dough! You wouldn’t want them to combine and make one large cookie… (That actually does not sound all that terrible…)
Ingredients 
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini peanut butter cups (cut up peanut butter cups would work fine too)
Directions
  Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars with a mixer (should be light and fluffy). Mix in the egg, baking soda and vanilla extract until combined. Mix in flour until the batter is nice and thick. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and peanut butter cups. Drop cookie dough by tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges of cookies and lightly browned. Cool cookies for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before moving them onto cooling racks (the cookies are very delicate when warm). Once cooled Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jackie
    July 8, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Hi Karissa

    Do you remember the brand of mini peanut cups you got from wegmans.

    • Reply
      Karissa Krishart
      July 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      Hi Jackie,
      I actually bought Wegmans brand. They come in a little plastic container and are usually right by the check out.

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