Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups – peanut butter cookies stuffed with a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and frosted with chocolate buttercream.
I created these delicious bite-sized morsels last year for our daughter’s birthday.
She had turned 23.
Now she’s 24 and I STILL don’t feel old enough to have one that age.
Where on earth does the time go? It sort of seems like yesterday that I was holding my first baby in my arms, trying to figure out this whole parenting thing.
There are times when I still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, but after all this time and having raised three well adjusted, happy, healthy and responsible children, I suppose we’re doing something right. Well, at least I’d like to think my children are all of those things anyway.
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The day we left the hospital, we brought her home and set her car seat down on the couch. I just stared at her sleeping so soundly and then started crying.
“Now what do we do?” Mr. gave a little chuckle, hugged me and said we’d be fine. He was right.
Last year, I belonged to a group of bloggers who participate in a Cookie of the Month. Every month we had a new ingredient that we’d to incorporate into our cookie and the month that I made this recipe, it was peanut butter.
Be sure to check out these other delicious peanut butter Cookie of the Month recipes:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Bake or Break
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from The Cooking Actress
Rolo Peanut Butter Blossoms from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints from Crumb: A Food Blog
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups from 365 Days of Baking and More
Peanut Butter Cup Sandwiches from Posed Perfection
Hence, this post.
I was pretty psyched with the way these babies turned out because they were quite delicious. Honestly, peanut butter and chocolate is such a winning combination and so many people love it. Just be prepared and make sure you snag one for yourself because I don’t think these are going to last long.
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot….this happened…
Our daughter had brought her cat home with her over the weekend. As I was taking pictures of the cookies, little Miss Winnie was attempting to jump up on the table that I had the goodies on. I think it was because she usually perches on that table and watches the bird out that window.
She’d wriggled her butt a few times, but I was always able to shoo her away before she took the leap until…
that one time I was really focused on what I was doing.
Yup, that little girl must have been surprised when she didn’t land on a solid surface and had her feet planted smack dab in buttercream frosting. I was not happy, but that lasted all of about 2 minutes before I decided to take pictures of the crime scene.
Fortunately, I’d made enough cookie cups to take some more photos of them.
I adapted this recipe from my Fannie Farmer Cookbook, Thirteenth Edition, p. 617.
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- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 recipe for Chocolate Buttercream
- 1 package Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups unwrapped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening, vanilla, granulated and light brown sugars until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and mix thoroughly, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
- Mix in the peanut butter.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix till blended.
- Roll two teaspoons of dough into a ball place into one of the mini muffin cups and press down slightly.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Place one mini Reese's into each cookie cup and allow cookies to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
- Cool completely before frosting with the Chocolate Buttercream
I used to rate everything I made on a scale of 1 -4 with 4 being the best and these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups earned 4 rolling pins. The cookie cup with the mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was delicious, but I think the Chocolate Buttercream was …the icing on the cake, so to speak. haha
Hand me a tall glass of milk and a couple of these babies and I’m good to go!