I’m just going to start right off by saying that these are the BEST thing ever. In my mind, almost nothing beats a Reese’s Cup, so eating one inside of a peanut butter cookie is heavenly. I have had this recipe saved for years and I have no idea why I just got around to trying this, but it’s about time that I did. These cookies are easy, like dangerously easy. Now, every time I have a craving for one, I can have them ready in 15 minutes. It’s a serious problem. I better not keep Reese’s Cups around.
To make these, you place little balls of peanut butter cookie dough into mini muffin pans. The cookies are baked just like that and will puff up a bit in the oven. Immediately after you take them out, you push a mini Reese’s Cup into the center of each one. The warm cookie causes the chocolate to melt and get all gooey and the end result is absolute perfection. I also chose to drizzle melted chocolate on top because the cookie wasn’t decadent enough already.
The fact that these are miniature makes them perfect for portion control, or that can just be your excuse to pop multiple into your mouth at a time. I’m just warning you that once you try these, it’s near impossible to stop at just one!
Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, both sugars and peanut butter until fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Shape into 40 balls, about the size of the mini muffin cups. Place them into ungreased mini muffin tins. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a peanut butter cup into each one. Cool and carefully remove from pans. Optional: drizzle melted chocolate over each one.