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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies

What is your favorite cookie?  I have a really hard time narrowing it down, it seems to change often.   In the end, I always fall back to the classic Chocolate Chip Cookie, but it has to be straight out of the oven. I have been making the same recipe since I was a little kid, so that might be part of it.

So last week I gave you Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies.  This week I am bringing you another crazy cookie.  This one is thanks to Shelly at Cookies and Cups.   I mean look at these things!  They are 2 chocolate chip cookies, with a peanut butter cup in the middle.  The peanut butter cup gets all melty, and sticks everything together.  Peanut Butter Cups are pretty much my favorite candy, so adding them to my favorite cookie makes for one insanely good treat!

I surprised my 7 year old with one of these in his lunch.  He came home so excited, and wanting more.  He was very upset to find out I only made a few of them.  But really, if I had more than 5 of these in the house it would not be pretty.  But I do have more cookie dough in the freezer, so I can make them fresh whenever the mood strikes.


Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies
 
Serves: 2 doz
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Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup sandwiched in the middle. Crazy good cookie combination!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped (about 18)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl for an electric mixer cream together the butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar. Add in the eggs and vanilla, mix until well combined. Stir in flour, salt and baking soda. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop small balls of cookie dough into a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes. You want them still warm, but cool enough to handle, and they don't fall apart. Match up cookies by size, placing ½ of the cookies face down on a cooling rack. Top with a peanut butter up, and the matching cookie. The heat from the cookie will melt the peanut butter cup. If they get too melty you can put them in the fridge to harden quicker.
  4. Cool completely before serving.
Notes
Adapted from Cookies and Cups

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Comments

  1. Combining a favorite cookie with a favorite candy? Outstanding. Maybe a little over-the=top, but still . . . OUTSTANDING!

  2. Favorite chocolate treat… Reese’s… these will cause damage!

  3. What better surprise to sandwich in the middle than a peanut butter cup?!?! Love it!

  4. Yum, these look amazing! What a great combo of flavors + textures.

  5. I love this but boy do they sound dangerous. I think I would only be able to make two at a time!

  6. These cookies are over the top, love!!

  7. These are too good to be true!

  8. Did you just stuff a peanut butter cup in between 2 cookies? You’re my hero! They look amazing, and, if you deliver, I’ll love you forever.

  9. Okay.. now you have done it… you have gone a created my favorite cookie with my favorite candy bar!! I would lick the screen if I could get one. :)

  10. You are horribly mean!!! How dare you post this while I am ate work. I want to leave sick so I can go home and make these!!! The first picture makes these cookies look OUT of this WORLD!!

  11. You are amazing!

  12. *Drool* I mean, is there really anything else to say? SOOOO good!

  13. You are a cookie queen! These look incredible!!

  14. Oh my goodness – I could seriously eat 100 of these!

  15. You always have good recipe when I come here! Yeah it sounds great – not only the cookies but you made sandwich with peanut butter cup! That’s hard to say no, despite I’m on diet. I always make a special room for your sweets. I know it’s very special and delicious!

  16. speechless…
    heavenly bliss!!!
    xo
    http://hersuitcaseheart.tumblr.com

  17. These could get me in serious trouble! Reese cups are definitely my favorite candy, and as much as I love little adaptations, standard chocolate chip cookies have a special place in my kitchen.

  18. Oh my goodness! Seriously trying this now. I am so happy I also have frozen cookie dough.

  19. Love the title of you post, since it fits these cookies to a tee. Over the top! Need to make soon. Pinning now.

  20. Love these cookies, pinning and planning to make soon:-)

  21. These cookies are insane!! What a great idea!

  22. You are always dreaming up awesome cookie recipes! I love it :)

  23. your boy is the luckiest of all getting these cookies in the lunch box!

  24. So decadent! I think I just gained 5 pounds just by looking at it! In any case, I won’t say no to this!

  25. these are fat free right? :)

  26. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Maybe you can sneak me one of these cookies if you have any left;)WOW!!

  27. I saw these on Shelly’s page too and just about died. So amazingly perfect looking. Really. Melty full-fized peanut butter cups? Wow.

  28. I mean these look so freaking good I can’t take it.

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