These started with a chocolate chip cookie recipe my mother shared with me, but I was craving peanut butter and a little more decadence. I swapped some butter for peanut butter, some chocolate chips for peanut butter cups and dunked each cookie in a peanut butter chocolate coating - Perfection!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Keyword Chocolate, Cookies, Peanut Butter
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 1hour35minutes
1 1/3cuplight brown sugarfirmly packed
1/2cupunsalted butter softened
2 1/3cupall-purpose flour
1cupchocolate chipssemi-sweet or bitter-sweet
8ozReese's mini peanut butter cups
1 1/2cupchocolate chipssemi-sweet
1cuppeanut butter baking bits
2tbspbutter flavored shortening
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Very lightly grease cookie sheets or line with silicone baking sheets or parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl cream together the brown sugar, butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy in texture.
Add salt, vanilla, eggs and egg yolk, blend until creamy.
Add flour and baking soda and stir just until a soft dough comes together. Stir in the chocolate bits and the peanut butter cups. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour or up to over night.
Drop the dough by the tablespoon on the prepared cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake about 10 minutes, the cookies should be light golden brown and barely set in the center.
Remove from the oven, cool for about 1 minute and remove to racks to finish cooling.
Layout sheets of waxed paper or parchment paper, enough to hold all of the cookies without touching.
In a double boiler melt together the semi-sweet chocolate bits, the peanut butter baking bits and the shortening until perfectly smooth.
Dip each cookie into the chocolate mixture until about half the cookie is coated, gently shake the excess chocolate from the cookie and place it on the wax paper.
Allow the chocolate to set, remove the cookies from the wax paper and store in an air tight container.
There will be more coating mixture than needed to dunk all of the cookies, that is the nature of dunking. You can reserve the leftovers for another batch or melt and drizzle over ice cream.