Chocolate Temptations

{straight from grandma's cookbook}
I'm not quite sure why my grandma titled these 'chocolate temptations' because most of these little cookies are peanut butter. But, there ya have it. These will knock your socks off! Peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups in the center and melted to perfection. My mouth is watering just thinking about them! I bet you can't have just one.
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
50 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter, butter, and shortening for 30 seconds. Add sugars, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla and beat again until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer, stir in any remaining flour with your hands or a big spoon. Cover and chill for about 15-20 minutes or until easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 375F. Spray two mini muffin pans with cooking spray. Roll dough into 1/3 inch balls and place each ball of dough into each mini muffin slot. Bake for 7-8 minutes. While cookies are baking, unwrap as many peanut butter cups as you can. Immediately after you remove the cookies from the oven, take a peanut butter cup and push it down into the center of each cookie. Let sit for about 20 minutes so the chocolate melts and everything sets together. Pop them out of the mini muffin pans and, ta-da! Eat away!
 You will have lots of peanut butter cookie dough left over, so feel free to use it all up making these (you'll obviously need more peanut butter cups), or freeze it for later use. This dough also makes great peanut butter cookies. To make those, roll dough into balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten by making crisscross marks with a fork. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly brown. 
Source: Family recipe 

1 comment:

  1. These look fantastic. I'll have to make some for my peanut-butter-lover husband :)


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