I know you are probably thinking man that is a long title, but they are the simplest cookies. And they have a little surprise in the middle. Peanut butter cookies are in the top 10 of All time favorite cookies (true fact, I looked it up). I love a good, soft chewy peanut butter cookie with the fork marks on them and sprinkled in sugar. They bring me back to my aunt’s kitchen, making cookies and watching the Miss America pageants in my pj’s.
The peanut butter cookies use the same cookie base; they just have a little mini peanut butter cup in the center. Have you seen the new Reese’s Mini peanut butter cups? They are just too cute and dangerous to have in the house. You can throw back like 8 of them before you know what you’re doing. Trust me; I got through almost half the bag before I remember they were for the cookies. So, just to be on the safe side get 2 bags; one for you and one for baking.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup butter, soften
½ cup peanut butter (I used Smucker’s All Natural Chunky)
1 ½ cups of All- Purpose Flour
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
20-24 mini peanut butter cups
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
In your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment beat butter, brown sugar and peanut butter on medium speed.
Add egg and vanilla.
Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture.
Using a small cookie scoop; scoop some of the cookie dough.
Make a small pocket and place one mini peanut butter cup in the center.
Then fold dough to cover the cup. The recipe makes 20-24 cookies depending on the size of your scoops.
Bake 8-1o minutes or until edges or lightly browned.
I hope you enjoy these as much as my family did, because they are all gone. Be blessed and enjoy.