Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

by Jessica on March 14, 2012

Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Thirteen years ago, we crossed our high school stage and bid farewell to each other. But if you’d sat at our table with us last night, you’d think we’d all hung out the day before. A is in town for a wedding this weekend and with a little time to spare, asked Emily and me to meet for dinner (at Chuy’s, natch). Since it had been so long since I’d seen her, I couldn’t let her walk away empty handed. I also couldn’t leave Em out, so I baked a batch of these sinful cookies for her, as well. 🙂

They’re filled with double the peanut butter and chocolate (from the actual pb and chocolate chips to the peanut butter cups), so they’re sweet, salty and absolutely perfect. Quick, too!

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True cookie love…

Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Adapted from: Taste of Home

Yields: 2 dozen cookies

8 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 c crunchy peanut butter
1/4 c Splenda for Baking
1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
1 lg egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1 c dark chocolate chips
1 c Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Whisk together the flour, soda and salt; gradually add to creamed butter mixture and mix well. Gently stir in the chocolate chips and peanut butter cups.

Drop by rounded tablespoons about 2″ apart on a parchment-paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Locations change and life happens, but it’s funny to me how so much time can pass between people and feelings stay the same… sounds like true friendship, don’t you think? 🙂

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emily March 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

So, yeah… I couldn’t resist and busted into them again this morning. Delish!!!

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2 Nicole, RD March 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I’m so glad you guys got to catch up 🙂 And what a sweet thing to do…the cookies look fantstic. That first photo is amazing!

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3 Jessica @ Sunny Side Up March 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I love meeting up with old friends. These cookies seem like the perfect addition to your get together! Yum!

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4 Janis March 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm

omg these look sooooooooooooooooo yummy! cant wait to try em! i fell like i can smell it right now. yumm

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