These Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are one of the best cookies I have eaten. Incredibly soft and delicious cookies packed with Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups. Pure heaven.
I don’t blow my own trumpet very often, but with these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies I really need to. When I think of a recipe in my head, I always hope it will turn out to be a tasty recipe but this exceeded my expectations.
These Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are everything i look for in a cookie; soft, chocolatey and big! In my opinion, cookies need to be soft. I find a crisp cookie very disappointing. If I wanted something hard I’d chose a biscuit! I also like my cookies packed with delicious goodies and in this case I’m talking about Peanut Butter Cups.
Peanut Butter Cups are my idea of heaven. I’d never eat peanut butter on toast, but I love it combined with chocolate. These cookies don’t just have Peanut Butter Cups in them, they also have actual peanut butter in the cookie dough. This helps elevate the delicious peanut butter flavour and also adds a crunch as I use crunchy peanut butter.
The trick with these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies is to not over bake them. If you do, they will loose their lovely softness which is the whole point of these! They will seem very soft and you will question me probably more than once, but trust me they will firm up slightly as they cool to become a perfect soft cookie.
It is not just me who loves these cookies, I got rave reviews from my trusty taste testers. I took them into work and people couldn’t resist having more than one. When there was only one left, I was too sad to think they were nearly gone so I took it to eat later; must to the upset of my colleague who went looking for it a few minutes later! I love these cookies so much I couldn’t bear to not have one last one!
If you love peanut butter, you have to try these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies because they really are amazing!
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
These Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are one of the best cookies I have eaten. Incredibly soft and delicious cookies packed with Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. Pure heaven.
- 100 g margarine
- 100 g caster sugar
- 125 g soft brown sugar
- 40 g crunchy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 225 g self raising flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 150 g mini peanut butter cups roughly chopped
- 50 g milk chocolate chips
- 75 g mini peanut butter cups (20) to top
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (fan assisted, 200ºC non fan) and line three baking trays with liners of parchment paper
Cream the butter, sugars and peanut butter together until light and fluffy, this may take a couple of minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined
Add the flour and salt and mix briefly to combine before adding the chocolate chips and chopped peanut butter cups. Stir through until completed mixed
Spoon balls of the cookie dough onto the lined baking trays making sure you leave enough space to allow for the cookies to spread when cooking. Cut 20 mini peanut butter cups in half and add two halves to each cookie, press into the dough slightly
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
After 10 minutes take the cookies out of the oven. They should still be soft to touch in the centre. Leave them to cool for 5-10 minutes before gently lifting them to cool completely on a wire rack
I used a small ice cream scoop to measure out portions of the cookie dough. These were approximately 50g per scoop.
Do not over cook these cookies! They will look soft but they firm up as they cool.