Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are wealthy, bite-size sweets with a mini Reese’s cup nestled of their facilities. Serve alongside a tall glass of milk – Santa will thanks!
Full disclosure: I make these cookies year-round. However my Christmas cookie giveaway trays wouldn’t be full with out them! Everybody loves them. Particularly Reese’s peanut butter cup lovers. These cookies are baked in a mini muffin tin, which creates the proper dimension chocolate cookie cup to carry a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. They’re chocolatey, chewy, and so delish with that good heart of peanut butter.
Portion the dough.
Use a cookie scoop (4 teaspoon capability) to portion the dough after which roll them into balls between your palms. The chocolate dough has a bit peanut butter in it, so it’s unsticky and really straightforward to form. Place every dough ball within the cavity of a mini muffin pan. My mini muffin pan has 24 cavities. This recipe makes about 36 cookies so I needed to re-wash my pan and re-grease it for the final dozen.
Earlier than you begin baking, go forward and unwrap the 36 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups and have them prepared handy.
Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. They arrive out of the oven trying loads like mini chocolate muffins!
Add the peanut butter cups.
Instantly after eradicating the pan from the oven, press a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup within the heart of every baked cookie. Watch out, although! The pan will likely be scorching. Now, you may cease proper right here and have some actually handsome cookies. However the holidays name for one thing a bit additional.
Costume them up!
Whip up a simple peanut butter drizzle by melting peanut butter baking chips with just a bit vegetable oil (I used olive oil). This makes the peanut butter combination extra fluid, extra drizzly. I put the peanut butter combination in a piping bag with a small gap snipped ultimately, however you may use a zip-top bag with the nook snipped.
Get out your favourite vacation sprinkles to provide these some festive coloration. I used some holly berry quins, however jimmies would look good, too.
The chocolate cookie cup is so tender and chewy, which completely contrasts the peanut buttery taste of the peanut butter cup. These are so poppable – a bit too straightforward to eat, should you ask me!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon tremendous grain salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 36 Reese’s peanut butter cups miniatures unwrapped
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat the cavities of a mini muffin pan with flour-based baking spray (or grease pan with nonstick cooking spray).
In small bowl, whisk collectively the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, beat the sugar, peanut butter, and unsalted butter on medium pace till properly mixed, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg, whipping cream, and vanilla. Beat within the flour combination on low pace till blended.
Form dough into 3/4-inch balls. (I used a cookie scoop, 4 teaspoon capability.) Place one ball into every muffin cup.
Bake 12 minutes. Instantly press 1 peanut butter cup into heart of every cookie. Cool in pan on cooling rack.
Mix the peanut butter chips and oil in a small microwave-safe bowl. Warmth in 30 second intervals till the combination could be stirred clean. It ought to be a bit runny and pourable. Switch the combination to a zip-top bag with a tiny gap within the nook snipped. Drizzle over scorching cocoa bombs. Let stand till set, about quarter-hour.
Drizzle the peanut butter combination over 5 cookies at a time, then instantly high with sprinkles. Proceed working like this till all the cookies are drizzled and sprinkled. The peanut butter drizzle will arrange shortly, so be swift along with your sprinkling.
Permit the cookies to face till set, about 5-7 minutes. Retailer the cookies hermetic till able to serve.
Place the unwrapped peanut butter cups on a plate after which on a countertop away from the stovetop. This prevents them from softening and melting. They need to be agency sufficient to press into the recent cookie cups proper after they come out of the oven. In case your kitchen is very hot at room temperature, place the peanut butter cups within the fridge whereas the cookies bake.