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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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I decided to try my hand at making some Reese's peanut butter cup cookies.  Friends have linked me to a few different places with recipes recently, and I found a lack of variation between the different recipes.

It is my goal here to change that.

I wanted to know how to bake a peanut butter cup into a cookie in such a way to create the greatest satisfaction of tasty goodness.  I also didn't do much research on other sites before embarking on this, so I didn't have much in the way of guidance, other then "this seems like fun."  I've provided notes at the end of most of the steps with information I took away and suggestions for future attempts.  You're welcome to use or discard these suggestions (except for those in step 2).  If you have any other suggestions, please let me know!

With all of this in mind, perhaps we should continue with this endeavor...

 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients and Equipment

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Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • peanut butter cups
    • Normal size
    • Mini (what you might hand out on Halloween / fun size)
    • Micro (chocolate chip size / very tiny)
Equipment:
  • Bowls for Mixing
  • Electric Mixer (I used a Kitchen Aid, any electric mixer will work)
  • Cookie Sheets (baking pans)
  • Wire Rack (not really needed, but I like to use)
Note:
I made a double batch of cookies in order to try all of the different styles I wanted.  Follow the ingredients, not the image for correct proportions.
sadiesosha4 years ago
 hey.. weren't you that same guy...
StumpChunkman (author)  sadiesosha4 years ago
shhhhhhhh...
Wasagi4 years ago
 Yum!
lemonie4 years ago
I like the experimental aspects of this, super stuff.

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My mom taught me a great method for making these cookies. My mom rolls up the cookie dough into balls, but bakes them in a mini-muffin pan (same temp and time). Then, immediately after they come out of the oven, she presses a small reeses cup into the still soft cookie/muffin. You get a nice peanut butter cookie cradling an intact reeses. I like to put the reeses in the freezer prior to use so they're less likely to melt as you push them in. To avoid scratching your muffin pan, I use a cheap, but flexible, plastic fork to pry out the cookies.

This technique did require me to buy a mini-muffin pan which I've yet to use for anything else.

Cheers!
That's now my mother in law makes them, and they're fantastic.  :)
l8nite4 years ago
My daughters neighbor made the minicups on top version for the christmas party, she also made ones with various types of hersey kisses. The peanutbuttercup ones went FAST ! My 2nd fav was the kiss with the cherry inside..... if she wasn't already married and my daughters age........

 Fantastic "ible" with lots of great pics
I really liked how your tried and documented all the different techniques. Great Instructable!
Doctor What4 years ago
That looks delicious.