Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are super soft, fluffy, and full of chocolate and peanut butter! Made with Reese’s spread so the whole cookie is full of flavor.
Are you ready for the weekend? Stupid question. Sorry. My son has his last basketball game of the season tomorrow morning. We also have a friend flying in from Iowa for the weekend. We haven’t seen him in over a year, so it should be fun to catch up and just hang out for the weekend. The guys are going to go to a hockey game on Saturday night, so I have to come up with something fun to do with my son. The game is in Denver at 8pm, so that is a little late for a 9 year old. Maybe a fun dinner and a movie, we will see. What do you do with your kids for special nights?
Last weekend I had my first cookie exchange of the season. A friend hosts each year. About 30 people attend, and everyone brings 6 packages of 1/2 dozen cookies. We take turns going through the line. Each time through, you pick one package. You go home with the same amount of cookies you came with, and you get to pick your 6 favorites. Lots of fun, and always so many good cookies to pick from. This year, I made these chocolate peanut butter cup cookies.
My 9 year old says these chocolate peanut butter cup cookies are one of the best cookies I have ever made. I loved how fluffy these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies were, so I used them as a base, and then doctored them up a little. I used the new Reese’s spreads to help flavor these cookies. In addition to chocolate chips, I mixed in mini M&M’s, and then topped them with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups.
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- 3/4 cup butter , softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup Reese's chocolate spread
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 21/2 cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini M&M's
- 1 (8 oz) bag mini Reese's peanut butter cups
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, Reese's spread, and peanut butter. Once well combined add eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in flour, salt, and baking soda. Fold in chocolate chips and M&M's. Scoop round balls onto cookie sheet. Slightly flatten the cookie.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, coarsely chop the mini peanut butter cups.
Remove and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Immediately top each cookie with 4 or 5 pieces of chopped peanut butter cups.
Move cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
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