A friend brought me some really cute cookies with a Peanut Butter Cup in the middle. They were so tasty!! Yum!( Thanks Emily) I have craved them ever since. I meant to get the recipe from her but unfortunately kept forgetting. When I decided to try them out the other day I didn't want to bug her, so I tried to figure it out on my own... Here's what I came up with.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
48 mini Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars together. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Gradually add flour, soda and salt. Mix well.
Grease small muffin tin. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in white sugar. I used a small dough scoop, dropped the dough into the sugar and lightly rolled it in the sugar. Place one dough ball into each muffin space.
Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and press a peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie.
Return to oven and bake 2 more minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for a couple minutes. Use a spoon to gently lift the cookies out of the pan.
Makes 4 dozen.
I ran out of peanut butter cups and had some little Twix bars. I cut them in half and used them in place of the peanut butter cups for my last 12 cookies. They weren't as nice looking, but tasted great!!