Sunday, July 31, 2011

Giant Chocolatey Reese's PB Cup cookies...

Dear Ashley...
You MUST and I mean MUST make these for my brother...
He will LOVE them with a capital L...
He will love ME for giving you the recipe!
Catch my drift?

I found this recipe off of a blog I was browsing and I was soooooo intrigued.  I mean, what's not to like:  Cookies...Good, Chocolate...Good, and Peanut Butter Cups...Good!  (3 points if you can name that TV sitcom I just used!)  Anyways...these are so rich and so good...they have a brownie like texture and taste with the PB cup in the center that adds even more texture and more yumminess...a must try for sure!  And when I say Giant...I mean Giant!  Like about 6 inches in diameter...therefore making only about 20 cookies!

Blog I found these on...

Chocolate Cookies Stuffed with Peanut Butter Cups:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbs Vanilla
1 ½ cups cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups flour
20 regular sized Reese's PB cups

Cream together butter and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Add cocoa, soda, salt and flour and mix well. With a medium scoop (pampered chef) scoop out the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  6 cookies per sheet.  Press PB cup into cookie.  Now take a slightly smaller scoop of cookie dough and place on top of PB cup.  Use your fingers to press the dough around the cup and into the bottom portion of dough.  Note:  By placing only 6 cookies per sheet, the cookies are allowed to spread to their maximum capacity making them so GIANT...which is good!  Bake cookies in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.  Let cool just enough before devouring them!  I ended up with 21 cookies and they were perfect!

I realize that this is quite an expensive cookie to make and that it also doesn't make many cookies kids were so excited to try them and I think they were perfect for this rainy Sunday afternoon!  You can also jump over the Heather C's blog to get a more detailed description and more pictures!


The Belnaps said...

Duh..friends sitcom of course...can you say Joey? and I'll have to get crackin on the cookies..they look like he would love them

Jess said...

These look divine! I think they would also work with the smaller peanut butter cups, just use less dough. What do you think?

Amy B. said...

I don't know Jess...they are kind of amazing all huge and stuff and the bigger cups are shorter so I am not sure!

Hollie said...