Wednesday, February 01, 2012

52 cookies :: week 4 :: peanut butter cup cookies

so after d's last review i thought i'd stay away from more pb, and bank these for later. but the trader joe's dark chocolate peanut butter cups called my name. (who knew you could buy these on ebay?) and d said he'd forgive me, so here we go.

52 cookies

oh my goodness. i remember having these years ago. my first christmas away from home. my first christmas in california. made for me by a friend. i thought i had the recipe, hand-written on a scrap of paper - tucked into a recipe book - but alas it was only the shopping list for the ingredients. these are as i remember them. so bad. so good. demand a glass of milk to go with...

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
via real simple

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 c dark brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
12 oz peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped (I froze them after chopping with the idea that they wouldn't melt as much.)

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Prepare two baking sheets with parchment or in this case silpats. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in the peanut butter cups. Drop tablespoon-size mounds of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until light brown around the edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.

Makes about two dozen cookies

K: BBBBBBBBBBBBEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTT COOKIES tasted YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEETTTTTTTT !!!!!!!!;) I coud taste the peanut butter inside the chocolate. I love these.

E: Yum yum yum those cookies were delicious I loved the peanut butter and chocolate !!!! Was it dark chocolate :) well they were GREAT!!!!!!!!!! ;) :):):):):):);););)

D: Now this is what I'm talking about. Peanut butter with chocolate is like Jake and Elwood getting the band back together. Did I like them? This says it all...48 cookies eaten already!!! It's simple, take an awesome, chewy, gooey, chocolate chip cookie and get some peanut butter swirled in there. Yu-um. No will power.

You got peanut butter on my chocolate.... No you got chocolate on my peanut butter. Crumbs crumbs crumbs as I lick the scraps of the last cookie!


oh my.

looking for a swing in the opposite direction. perhaps these. other ideas welcome!


house on hill road said...

those sound great - and i just love your family reviews!
(did you see the potato chip cookie on smitten kitchen?)

Tracy said...

thanks erin :) I missed that one... checking it out now! xo

rebecca said...

man oh man. peanut butter for 2 weeks in a row?! you're gonna to kill jeff! but i'm all in. :)

Tracy said...

sorry jeff :) xo

Jeff said...

Woohoo! A shout out on Jumilla!