Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies XCU

Last week I visited the dentist three times in one week.


I had to get a filling. I guess my sweet tooth caught up with me. My tooth was killing me even after the filling was done, and it shouldn't have. Back to the dentist to fix my bite.....2 more times. And lets not forget our 3 hour emergency room visit for Evans broken arm. Then there were 2 eye doctor appointments and John had an appointment with the Orthopedic doc for his knee.

Yeah we take vacations so we go to appointments. So fun.

We spent most of the week hanging out with Tati and her family. I have to say, I didn't cook a whole lot. We went out quite a few times, and I do believe my oven didn't see any action until this past weekend. It was calling my name.

On my third trip to the dentist office I glanced through a copy of Real Simple Magazine and saw a recipe for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. I did what I believe most people do when they want a page from a magazine in a doctors office. I politely asked the receptionist if it would be ok for me to gently remove the page from said magazine.

Yeah right....you don't believe that do you? I tried to rip that sucker out as quietly as possible and then I snuck it into my purse, coughing as I did it, to avoid any unwanted attention. John gave me a "what the hell are you doing look".
I just shhh'd him.

Admit it, you do the same thing too.

I've been spoiling Evan a little with treats he likes. Chocolate Pie yesterday and I even let him get Kentucky Fried Chicken for his birthday. We don't eat at fast food places so this was a huge treat for Evan. The kids love that KFC. Me - not so much. I do like the biscuits though. Anyway, I knew he'd love these cause he loves peanut butter cups and these cookies are loaded with them.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

We went out to dinner with John & Tati Saturday night, and I think John polished off half the jar when he came back from dinner. He proclaimed them "deeeee-licious"

If you have a peanut butter cup lover in your life, make these for them. They will love you for it.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie stacked

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

makes approx. 48 cookies
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1-teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temp
¾ cup dark brown sugar (don’t pack)
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1-teaspoon vanilla
1 – 12 oz package mini peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped.

Heat the oven to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

Using an electric mixer beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in the peanut butter cups.

Drop tablespoon-size mounds of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake until light brown around the edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.

These cookies can be baked and stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days in advance.
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