Like every mom, I could tell you how busy I am. I am the treasurer of this and I am the president of that. I have social engagements on top of laundry, housework, swim team, and homework. Oh yeah, I have a husband too. He needs a haircut and his underpants washed.
See, I am the busiest woman on earth. That’s why I haven’t emailed you back, taken you up on your lunch date, or been blogging……because I know you have been waiting for a new blog post.
Really though, on top of the busy mom stuff, I’ve just been playing on Pinterest.
I am addicted.
So I made these cookies, not just because they are good, but more because they would make an attractive Pin.
I know. I have lost my mind.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
· 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
· 2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened baking chocolate
· 1 cup sugar
· ½ cup Butter Flavor Crisco
· 2 eggs
· ½ tsp salt
· 1 tsp vanilla
· 1 ½ cups flour
· ½ tsp baking soda
· ¾ cup finely chopped peanuts
· 36 Reeses miniatures peanut butter cups
· 1 cup melted peanut butter chips for drizzle
Combine chocolate chips & chocolate squares in bowl and microwave at 50%. Stir after 2 minutes. Repeat for an additional 30 seconds until chocolates are smooth & melted.
Combine sugar and ½ cup shortening in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until blended and crumbly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then salt and vanilla. Reduce to low speed. Add chocolate slowly. Mix until well blended. Add baking soda & flour until you have moldable dough.
Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls. Roll in crushed peanuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cookies will be soft. When you remove them from the oven, immediately press a peanut butter cup into the center. Let cool on pan for 1 minute, and then move to cooling rack.
When cookies are cooled you can add the drizzle. Melt the peanut butter chips at 50% in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Add the melted chips to a plastic sandwich bag and cut off a small corner. Squeeze out and drizzle over cookie.
Yummy, chewy, chocolaty, peanut-buttery goodness. Perfect for a fall bake sale. Plus, they will look fabulous on Pinterest don’t you think?
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