Sunday, October 2, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

 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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  1. oh my goodness, these look delicious, I may have to attempt these soon!!

  2. Those look so yummy and gooey! I think I would eat up a whole batch. :-) I am a new follower from Skip to My Lou. Vicky from

  3. Hi! Just wanted to let you know you've been featured on Wonderful Wednesday over at my blog Sew Gloried...thanks for sharing your project! Hope to see you around soon!

  4. They look fantastic. PB and chocolate combo is a fave at our house. Totally understand the Pinterest addiction. :-) I just pined a bunch of yours and I'm following most of your boards now. Thank you for participating at Joy of Desserts and WELCOME.

  5. I featured your post at Joy of Desserts. :-)

  6. Hi Lynnie! I just stumbled onto your blog! What a great site you have! I am now your newest follower and I hope you will follow me too! Blessings to you!!