Friday, July 29, 2011

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Can I just say something? I feel such happiness when I bake or cook something. Is that weird?

That being said, I haven't cooked or baked anything in quite some time. First it was Softball/Little League games, then All Stars, then intense heat & humidity where no one felt like eating, then my son's tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy. I just haven't been in the kitchen at all. No dinners, no desserts...nothing.

Well, my son has finally made it through the 2 week recovery period & is able to eat solid food. Thank goodness! Not only did I cook dinner, but I had to make something sweet as well.


These peanut butter cup cookies were simple to make & oh so delicious! Perhaps even a tad too sweet, but we gobbled them up anyway.



Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature peanut butter cups unwrapped (I put mine in the fridge after I unwrapped them. They were starting melt.)

Preheat over to 375 degrees. Sift together the flour, salt & baking soda; set aside.

Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter & brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla & milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into ungreased mini muffin pans.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool & carefully remove from pan.

Recipe from allrecipes.com



Hope you enjoy! Have a fantabulous weekend.



12 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Ohy Lord, these are my down fall. I just found a recipe for PB cookies with no flour, can't wait to try them. I love love love PB! I eat it everyday with bananas.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Gina This looks fabulous!!!

Carol

Brandi said...

YUM!!! I absolutely LOVE peanut butter cookies! :)

Ana said...

Oh my dear Gina,
I don't know how you can bake in this heat! My little house gets soooo hot during the summer especial in the kitchen that just thinking about baking makes me heat up...But those cookies do look oh so delicious...Yummy! I will have to give your recipe a try...in the fall or winter though :-) Thanks for sharing...Happy to hear your son is doing well. Have a wonderful weekend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Caroline said...

They look so delicious, I can almost taste them! Where did you find the mini peanut butter cups?

Dawna said...

Oh..you re making my mouth water! Those cookies look delicious and chocolate n peanut butter are my favorite. Ben made it to Sweden safely....seems so weird to think he is solo far away and we aren't with. Darrell meets up with him in Zurich on aug 13. Have great day.

once in a blue moon said...

is it wrong to want these for breakfast?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gina, These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
xo,
Sherry

Victoria said...

Oh Gina, I make these ALL the time! My husband and sons loooove them. I don't have much of a sweet tooth so I rarely eat any but they literally inhale them!

Melonie said...

Yummy! You are the bestest Mama...sweets always make long recoveries worth while:) Hope he is getting to enjoy summer again!

Shelia said...

Hi Gina! Oh, these look so delicious! I know they wouldn't last at my house.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jess C said...

These look delicious, much better than my peanut butter cookies ;) - can't wait to try this recipe!

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