Sunday, October 4, 2009

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

We celebrated Carmen's 7th birthday this weekend. I can't believe she is 7 years old! She is growing up too fast. It's incredible. I called her on her actual birthday to wish her a happy birthday. I know...I'm such a good Auntie. (You hear that, Laura! Haha! Jk.) Anyway, I asked her if she was excited for her party. She said, "Not really." I know she was...she just wanted to act chill. Such a teenager!

Anyway, as usual, Tina threw a party for her. And as usual, I was in charge of desserts. I usually make two kinds of cookies, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. However, this time, I wanted to try something different. I found a recipe for peanut butter cup cookies on They are so cute and easy to make. They turned out perfectly soft and delicious. My half brother's daughter wanted another before she even finished her first cookie. Haha! So cute.

I provided an actual picture of how my cookies turned out. The recipe is below:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature peanut butter cups

1. Unwrap the 40 miniature peanut butter cups and refridgerate.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
3. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well.
4. Shape into 40 balls (about 1-1.5 inches in diameter) and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan. Note: You can just place them directly on a cookie sheet, which is what I ended up doing because I didn't have a mini muffin pan.
5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.


Kate said...

Wow those look yummy!

Laura said...

Yeah, I took the whole bag you gave me and later Peter said he wanted some.. :X Oops!

Vanessa said...

Happy Birthday to Carmen!! Noooo, don't say 'teenager' yet. May she stay 7 forever :o)

Tara said...

Yeah, I wish Carmen would stay young forever. I said the same thing about Laura when she was 7, but she didn't listen either!!