Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

 Me with a bag of mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups is a dangerous combination.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
adapted from here
makes 12

3/4 cup  plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
60g unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup smooth Peanut Butter
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
24 mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Preheat the oven to 190C.

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together into a bowl and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and peanut butter together on medium speed until smooth. Add both sugars and beat until thick and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well. Reduce the speed of the mixer to low, add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Use a small scoop to drop balls of dough (about a tablespoon) into each muffin hole.

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately press a Peanut Butter Cup into the centre of each cookie. Leave to cool slightly in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. When, oh when, will I learn to not look at food blogs when I'm hungry?! These look amazing!

  2. These are so cute and I love the idea of double peanut butter!

  3. These make me so, so happy! Dangerous but oh so worth it!

  4. Oufff, they wouldn't last a long time in my kitchen, there's a love of mine that just looooove Reese. Maybe I can be nice and prepare some of these cookies for him :)

  5. We (well really, I) love Reese's! And they are completely Amy friendly, which means these cookies are dangerously close to being made available to my mouth. Bring on the stretchy pants and the treadmill - this woman is headed to the kitchen!

  6. I love mini things. I always feel like 1) I can eat more because they are so small, and 2) they automatically qualify as snack food. These cookies look DIVINE. Peanut butter and chocolate, wrapped up in buttery, brown sugar blanket. Ah!

  7. Love this! This would be a great recipe to try with my son.