Yesterday I needed make something for the Super Bowl party I was attending, but it seemed that all of the major football food groups were already covered – tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole, taco dip, potato chips, ranch dip, onion dip, two kinds of pizza, mini tater tots, little smokies, chicken wings….
Thankfully, there happened to be a gaping hole in that list where the sweets should’ve been.
You guys know me and the peanut butter-chocolate combo. Love it, can’t live without it, can never have enough. In the spirit of the big game and my peanut butter-chocolate love, I decided to do something crazy and double up – not only would I make peanut butter cookie dough, but I’d toss in chocolate chips AND peanut butter cups.
This is seriously delicious stuff – a soft peanut butter cookie that kind of melts in your mouth while the milk and semi-sweet chocolates do some sort of luscious dance around your tastebuds. I’m drooling just thinking about them, but thankfully I didn’t come home with any leftovers!
I’m really partial to the peanut butter cup-chocolate chip combo, but you could also do different mix-ins with these – just chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, M+Ms, peanut butter chips, peanuts, toffee….
What did you make for the big game? Who were you rooting for? I was pulling for Peyton, but seeing so many former Vikings succeed, Percy Harvin especially, was really a ton of fun.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- 1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 3/4 cups natural peanut butter
- 1 egg (large)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 cup ultragrain flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter cups (UNREAL or Reese's Mini, roughly chopped)
|Cream butter and sugars. Mix in extracts, peanut butter and egg. Add in flour and baking soda. Gently stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter cups. |
Using a cookie scoop, drop onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will still be soft, but will firm once they cool.
Yields 18-24 cookies.
|Recipe and photographs from Mayhem in the Kitchen! |
WHY?!?! You know I have make these now, right? Gosh, these look fantastic. I feel like I’m in the mood for some cookies now, you know? Amazing pictures, BTW. These look so super yummilicious.