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May 21, 2008 10:19 AM

ISO: Peanut butter cup cookie recipe

Hello -

I had this amazing cookie at a bake sale a few months ago and I haven't been able to locate the recipe. Of course, I would ask the baker for the recipe, but since it was a bake sale, couldn't find the baker.

Anyway, the cookie was a soft peanut butter cookie with a peanut butter cup INSIDE and topped with some melted chocolate. It was delicious.

All the recipes I've found so far are basically peanut butter cookie with a peanut butter cup smashed on top after the cookie bakes. This was definitely not the same.

Anyone familiar?

Many thanks in advance!

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  1. From the picture, this appears to be what you are describing.

    They don't have frosting, but I'm sure it won't hurt to add some!

    What a good idea. Yum.

    I reread the recipe. It may not be what you are looking for, sorry.

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    1. re: dolores

      Do you mean that the pb cup was completely encased in the cookie dough? I think I have come across a similar recipe. Let me know if that's what you were going for and I will look for the recipe.

      1. re: MaryDC

        Yes, that is what it seemed. The peanut butter cup was inside the cookie and the melted chocolate was on top the cookie...probably "frosted" after baking.

        Thank you!

        1. re: MaryDC

          MaryDC, did you ever find that recipe?

      2. I don't think this is what you are looking for, but this makes bars that taste just like peanut butter cups. It's a no bake recipe. The big secret is the graham cracker crumbs which give that gritty texture. My son (who is now 23) has been making these since he was 5, and my kids still ask me to make these at Christmas time.

        Peanut Butter Bars

        1 cup butter
        18 pounce jar peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
        1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
        2 cups confectioners' sugar
        12 ounce package semisweet chocolate chips (or other semisweet chocolate)


        1. Melt butter and peanut butter together in a saucepan.

        2. Combine confectioner's sugar and graham cracker crumbs in a large bowl.

        3. Add the melted ingredients to the sugar and crumbs and mix together. It will be stiff.

        4. Spread mixture in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan, or a smaller pan if you want thicker bars. Press firmly.

        5. Melt chocolate chips and spread on top.

        6. When cool cut into squares. The bars do not have to be refrigerated, but can be to speed cooling. Do not store in refrigerator. Cut into 36 bars or according to taste.

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        1. re: TrishUntrapped

          just wanted to say I made these for work and they got rave reviews! I kept a few aside at home and having one every night - I kept them in the fridge as I like them cold and they are great!

          Thanks for such an easy recipie, I am going to attempt these as peanut butter balls at christmas time.

          1. re: geminigirl

            Just saw this response. GG, I have made these as balls dipped in chocolate and yes, they are terrific that way too. Enjoy!

        2. I know exactly what you're talking about, and I'm sure I have the recipe saved...somewhere. My computer is currently with a friend getting a new hard drive installed, but once it's back in my possession I'll dig around until I find it.

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          1. I have made these for years...very simple. It is one roll of suger cookie dough (in the refrigerator section) and 1 pkg. of miniature reeses peanut butter cups. You will need a mini muffin tin. Cut and roll sugar cookie dough in a 1 in ball place in a non stick mini muffin tin. Cook for 8 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove and push 1 reese cup in the middle place back in oven for 2 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

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            1. re: vlynx4

              "All the recipes I've found so far are basically peanut butter cookie with a peanut butter cup smashed on top after the cookie bakes. This was definitely not the same."

            2. It seems like you could just take your favorite pb cookie recipe, roll out balls of dough. Flatten one larger than the pb cup, put on the pb cup on it, top w/ another and pinch the edges. It almost sounds like the Pillsbury cookoff winning recipe this year, only w/ a pb cup instead of the pb mix the winner used.