Peanut butter cup cookies/bars

I am sure you understand by now that I am a peanut butter/chocolate addict. So when I was searching for a cookie recipe of course I chose The Baker Chic’s soft peanut butter cup cookie recipe. The only thing I left out were the chocolate chips because I thought it would be too much chocolate and not enough peanut butter. I also used the same recipe to make bars. The results. Heavenly.

You will need:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups (chopped if you want)

Cream together butter and sugars in a mixer until fluffy and then add egg and vanilla.
Slowly mix in the salt, baking soda and flour. Fold in the peanut butter cups.Chill the dough for 30 minutes.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, portion the dough and roll them into 1 inch  balls. Bake for 8-9 minutes.  Don’t over-bake.

If you are super lazy (like me) you can just press the dough into a greased 9’13 pan and make these into peanut butter cup bars. They turn out fantastic that way as well!