11/1/12

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Image from: Family Kitchen
So, last night was Halloween. 

And today the internet food headlines are screaming out "Ways to use leftover Halloween candy!"  and I'm left thinking;  Really?  Leftover candy?  It's only the next day.  What constitutes leftover in your household?  That it didn't get all gobbled up in one night?  Because seriously, you could snack on those little guys little by little for the next year.  You don't have to call it 'leftover' if it's not gone in one night!

Ha.

So I'm over at Yahoo, reading the news and on the side of the page I see this image and it catches my eye because I know it's something my husband would like.  Looks to me like a peanut butter cup smooshed inside a cookie.  BINGO.  That's what it is.

Now, the question still stands;  how can anyone have LEFTOVER PEANUT BUTTER CUPS?   But, if you do, then this recipe from Yahoo may be for you!   Personally our family will never, ever, ever have leftover Reeses Peanut Butter cups, but I would buy some to make cookies with! 


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

1 Peanut Butter Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
5 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
6-8 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (standard size)
1 1/2 cups M&M's

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the cookie mix, butter, egg, and vanilla until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop 1/4 cup of cookie dough from the bowl and press it around a Reese's peanut butter cup. Make sure the dough is sealed completely around the peanut butter cup. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment and press M&M's all over the top of the cookie dough. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the cookies are set in the center.

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