ISO: Peanut butter cup cookie recipe
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.
Many thanks in advance!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Hey jewel, I was nostalgic yesterday and remembered a cookie/bar I used to make 20 years ago, my family loved these. I finally remembered I had it in a cookbook all along. Here it is: Peanut Butter Bars
3/4 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter (room temperature)
1 egg white
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup chopped unsalted nuts (I left this out)
1 cup (6oz.) semi sweet or milk chocolate pieces
Preheat oven to 325. Grease or line with foil an 11 x 7 baking pan. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, egg white and sugar. Stir in nuts. Spread mixture evenly in bottom of greased or foil-lined pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate pieces evenly over cookie surface. Bake 2 to 3 minutes until chocolate melts. Remove from oven and let stand 1 minute. With a knife, spread melted chocolate evenly over top. Cool in pan. Cut cooled cookie into bars. Makes 32.
I'm including a link to "Santa's Surprise Cookies" that call for mini Snickers to be encased in the peanut butter cookie dough - though you could easily substitute the mini Reese's. Perhaps this will put you on the right track to finding the recipe?
I make the ones with Snickers every Christmas, with whatever I have leftover from Halloween. Peanut butter cups are a great idea! This year they were out of regular Snickers so I got Snickers that have a whole almond in the middle, should be interesting. I have a feeling it was a Mars recipe that came with a coupon in the paper, if you still need it let me know.
PS They're so good I don't even bother with the icing usually.
I knew exactly what recipe you were looking for when you described the cookie. I have made them for many cookie exchanges and they always get raves!
Peanut Butter Secrets
1 cup butter flavor crisco
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
40 to 45 chocolate covered miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped
1 tsp. butter flavor crisco
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 TBSP. creamy peanut butter
1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheet
2. For cookies, combine crisco, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and peanut butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla.
3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
4. Form rounded teaspoonfuls of dough around each peanut butter cup. Enclose entirely. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are just browned. Remove immediately to cooling rack.
6. For Glaze, combine crisco, chocolate chips and peanut butter in microwave safe cup. Microwave at 50%(medium). Stir after 1 minute. Repeat until smooth (or melt on stove top in small saucepan over very low heat). Dip cookie tops only in glaze. allow to set.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies
I just printed this out, am taking it downstairs, and am starting to construct it now.
Our sons wedding rehearsal dinner is tomorrow night, this is going to be the favor at each table setting. I bought heart shaped molds, 24 to a pack, there are 24 coming.
I will butter the insides of each one, make these bigger than instructed here as I bought the regular sized pb cups, and pray they work. I'll let y'all know. Wish me luck!
re: iL Divo
I never replied, I am sorry, forgot what with the wedding and all :(
These were delicious in flavor but hard to count on while baking.
There was too much shortening in them and they puffed up
(which was a good thing to cover the regular sized reeses peanut
butter cups inside) but the rising was very irregular and I never
knew from one batch to the next how they'd turn out.
Again flavor there, consistency not there.
I'm doing them again tomorrow for school Tuesday.
I promised a friend I'd get her some so this is the perfect time.
I will let the dough get cold, I think I'll form them, cool them
in the frig, before baking, and I'll do a tester first to see how
they'll turn out, if they spread too much, I'll do less cookie on bottom
and a thinner one on top.
I didn't make them into rounds as suggested.
Yes, they came up and over the cookie which is what I wanted.
But not consistant from cookie to cookie.
I will also make the glaze which I didn't do last time.
I hope to remember to report this next batch.
It may not be for a few days though.
This isn't the recipe you're seeking, but it has the same flavors....KA Flour's Magic Middles, from their Cookie Companion cookbook, consist of a nice chocolate cookie with a hidden filling of sweetened peanut butter inside. They're easy to make and always a hit with young and old.
I made a batch of cookies similar to what is being asked for here.
Not the recipe I did last time I posted, but another one I found online.
It (too) used too much fat, they're very grease laden. Even the muffin cups left huge grease blots on paper toweling. So, not sure what my take on this idea is.
I think I'll just go back to the Supreme Jif cookie recipe, do 'em xtra thick, push candy all the way down in the cookie and hope it bakes up and over covering the surprise treat inside.
re: iL Divo
I did a whole different take on this 'type' of cookie yesterday. chocolate peanut butter cup pretzel cookies.
although I know this isn't the requested cookie, I'll be taking it to the jeweler today, as he is sizing a Christmas present ring for me but moreover is a cookie monster. hope he enjoys. where's my camera..........
driving to San Diego right now. #2 son alert & baby alert-so, when I get home I'll post how I did it. brought son&wife these + the ATK sugar cookies also. hope they enjoy. he's not a cookie maker but should be these are both easy just time consuming which is my favorite kind
sorry, been forgetful.
first I made these for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
froze the remainder of the dough because it was too much at the time. so how this new recipe for these cookies I'm now talking about got created was 'what to do with this dough I have'. took it out, let it thaw to room temp, added flour, bk soda, bk powder, sour cream, crushed mini peanut butter cups, felt for right cookie consistency, rolled into balls, rolled in white sugar and prayed and baked :;-/
it worked, and they're gone, been gone, long gone.
hope that helps.