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Have you ever wanted to bake cookies but wish to make it more exciting? Cookie cups are the perfect solution! These peanut butter cookie cups are quick, easy to make, and always a hit. Plus, they’re pretty darn cute. So if you’re looking for a fun and easy baking project, give these little guys a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies: A Combo Treat!
If you love peanut butter and cookies, then why not have both? This recipe is a combination of two favorites. Making you enjoy the best of both worlds. With a chocolate cookie base, peanut butter-chocolate filling, and buttercream on top, I’m sure this treat is a real deal breaker. You can serve these goodies at dessert table parties and family gatherings, or even you just want to make it for yourself–no judgment!
Cookie Cups: The New Dessert Trend
When it comes to dessert, people are growing more and more creative. They are always in pursuit of new trends, new recipes, and new techniques to try. It is why it is essential to keep yourself updated on what’s new to try. Instead of serving dessert in traditional cookie form, why not make it into cups you can fill with fillings? That sounds like a good idea.
Making It From Scratch
If you are like me, who always wants to do things from scratch, then look no further. You probably think, what if you make your own butter cups at home, then why not? You can make it using the recipe below:
- 10 sheets of graham crackers crushed
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter melted
- 3 cups milk chocolate chips
Simply combine softened peanut butter with crushed graham and powdered sugar. Meanwhile, melt your chocolate chips in the microwave. Using your desired muffin pan with a liner, pour a little melted chocolate and let it roll up to the rim. Fill it with peanut butter filling, then top with another layer of melted chocolate. Let it set for a few minutes, and finally, you will have your own version of peanut butter cups.
If you are allergic to nuts, remove the peanut butter in the recipe and use chocolate ganache instead. You can also use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe to make your cookie cups.
For the buttercream frosting, you can remove the shortening and replace it with 100% butter. However, adding shortening to your buttercream recipe will result in a more firm and stable frosting.
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Cookie Cups
- 3/4 cup salted butter room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 pc large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder alkalized
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 36 mini Reese's
Peanut Butter Buttercream
- 1/4 cup butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk or water as needed
- Melted Chocolate for filling and drizzle
- In a mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and sugar.
- Cream the butter-sugar mixture over medium speed and wait until it turns fluffy and pale in color. This process will take about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the egg and the vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
- Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Your cookie dough will be thick.
- Meanwhile, grease a mini muffin tin.
- To make balls, scoop about 2 large tsp and press them into the bottom muffin cup. Slightly press the center to make an indention, where you'll place the Reese's later.
- Bake these cookies in at preheated oven of 350 degrees F for 8 minutes. While baking, prepare all the Reese's.
- Remove cookies from the oven (the centers may look a little too soft but don't worry, they will firm more as they cool.
- Add the Reese's into the center of each of the cookie cups.
- Allow cooling for 3-4 minutes in the muffin tin.
- Remove cookies and transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
To make the buttercream:
- Combine the shortening and butter in a large bowl and cream together until smooth.
- Add the peanut butter and mix until well combined.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar while continuously mixing.
- To thin out the buttercream, you can add some milk or water, as needed, and mix until well combined and smooth.
- Transfer buttercream into a piping bag with a piping tip and use it to decorate your cookie cups.
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To Wrap It All Up
Traditional chocolate cookies will always have a place in our hearts, but sometimes you need something with a little more pizazz. If you’re feeling a little extra in the kitchen and want to try something new, we suggest giving these Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies a go. They’re easy to make and are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Let us know how they turn out – Happy baking!
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