Tuesday, January 3, 2012

{recipes} peanut butter cup cookies.

i promised this recipe for peanut butter cup cookies right before christmas here, after my marathon christmas cookie baking. but with the holiday hoopla upon me, and since i was busy eating said cookies it didn't happen. but what better way to kick off the new year with a delicious peanut butter treat. i know i am a fan, and have been hearing rave reviews from all my family and friends who got a chance to try them at christmas so they are a guaranteed crowd pleaser in my book!

side note... as much as i L-O-V-E christmas and the holidays, it is so good to be back in the swing of things at work, and having structure to my days! i was lucky enough to enjoy almost 2 full weeks off this year, during which time i ate, drank and relaxed. but it was good to kick off the new year right last night with a great workout courtesy of my good friend jackie. with our wedding in 158 days away and counting it is time to start kicking it up a notch.

i apologize for those on who have kicked off new year's resolution or prepping for a wedding like me and sworn off treats just like this, but i promise this recipe is worth it! enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

Serves: 40 cookies.

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside. 
2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 1 inch balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
3.Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.

check back tomorrow for wedding wednesday! i have lots to share!


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