New Addiction – Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Today, I have a confession to make and that is…Mr Bao and I have found a new addiction and that its PEANUT BUTTER! I know it may sound awfully strange to most people, because most like if not LOVE the good old peanut butter but neither of us did :P We never put it on our toast, would never order a PB dessert or even buy a jar! Then…last year April (My Food Trail) made us some chocolate peanut butter brownies for Christmas and has totally converted us! All of a sudden we liked the salty peanut flavour especially with chocolate, since then we’ve made PB Brownies, PB molten cakes and now I present to you the Peanut Butter Cup Cookies :D

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Recently I took my parents to Costco being their first time they were amazed at how big everything was and they had fun buying everything in bulk. I’d had my eyes on the 1.5 Kg Reeses Peanut Butter miniature cups for a while but didn’t want to buy it. But dad saw how I was lurking around same aisle sagain and again so he ended up getting it for me! YAY to parents who spoil their kids :P

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Immediately that night, I wanted to make something with PB, so ended up making these cookies which are essentially chocolate chip cookies but I replaced some of the chocolate chips with chopped pieces of PB cups and to top it off I placed a whole PB cup in the middle for baking them ~

I think next time to make them even more Peanut Buttery I’m going to add some Peanut butter to the cookie dough batter ;) I wonder if we’ll ever get over this addiction but for now its here to stay.

Recipe – Peanut Butter Cup Cookie adapted from Taste.com.au
Yield – 20 Cookies

Ingredients
185g unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (200g), brown sugar
1/2 cup (100g), caster sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cup (300g) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g Reeses Peanut Butter cup, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk)

Method
1) Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking power
2) Use an electric mixer to beat butter and two types of sugars in a medium bowl until pale and creamy (approximately 3 to 5 minutes)
3) Add the egg and egg yolk and beat until well combined. Add flour and baking powder, stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Alternatively continue beating with electric mixer until just combined and finish up by hand. Add Peanut butter cups and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
5) Using an ice-cream scoop or spoon, roll two tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball and place on the lined tray, slightly flatten with fingers.
6) Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until slightly golden (leave in oven if you like it crisper). Remove from oven and cool on tray before transferring to a cooling rack.

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40 thoughts on “New Addiction – Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  1. leaf (the indolent cook) May 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm Reply

    Yay for great parents! Haha. I rather like Reeses, I’ve got to say. These cookies look awesome!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm Reply

      Thanks Leaf :) Definitely good to have parents who spoil us hehe and nice to have them around too even though they’re leaving soon >_< If you want Reeses to make these cookies let me know and I can definitely share some with you ~

  2. Tina @ bitemeshowme May 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply

    Can’t believe it took you this long to like peanut butter.. hahaha.. next on your list is muffins. i made banana, choc chip AND peanut butter muffins. oh they were to die for!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm Reply

      Hahaha You read my mind! Next on my list to make is PB banana muffins! I just haven’t had the time hehe ~ I don’t know why i never liked it but it’s ok i’m sure I’m eating heaps to make up for it now :P

  3. Choc Chip Uru May 14, 2013 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Haha spoiling parents and awesome PB cookies – it doesn’t get better :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:04 pm Reply

      Definitely helps with spoiling parents hehe ~ I’m sure your parents spoil you too :)

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm Reply

    I wish that I wasn’t so in love with PB but I am seriously addicted! And Costco is very tempting with those oversized jars of everything! :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

      Hahaha I didn’t know you were such a fan Lorraine :D But agree Costco is the best place to get those oversized jars of PB but also the worse for our waistline hehehe

  5. liannelow May 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply

    I remember the first time we met at Mr Hive’s, you told me you’re not a big fan of PB! SO GLAD you are now!!! hehe these sounds awesome! Will have to try soon!xx

    PS : love the styling! x

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply

      Hhahaha yup that was me back then LOL the Chocolate PB delice was good…but now I think I’ll like it a LOT MORE :P

      YAY! We’re getting better and styling hehe

  6. Keren May 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm Reply

    Oooooh, I have a yummy peanut butter and dark choc chip cookie recipe that is now in for a makeover! I think I will have to get my Reese’s in bulk from Costco next time though, the American specialty sweet shop near home is crazy expensive (not that that’s stopped me before :) ).

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm Reply

      Definitely go to Costco to get the huge bag of PB cups soooo much cheaper :) I actually don’t know any where else that sells them except for those special candy stores and of course sell them at a crazy price! ~ Hope you’ll like these!

  7. hotlyspiced May 14, 2013 at 7:37 pm Reply

    I love the look of these and the milk container is gorgeous. I’m a big fan of peanut butter so I know I would love these xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm Reply

      Thanks Charlie :) We’re starting to play around with food styling and photography hope the photos will get better ~ and hope you’ll make these cookies soon for Alfie!

  8. viveka May 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Great photos … and even if I don’t like drink milk .. that photo really appeals to me. And very few calories … brilliant. Lovely post.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm Reply

      Thanks Viveka :) We’re trying to improve on our food styling hehe hope you will make these cookies soon ~

      • viveka May 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm Reply

        You take great food shots …. me baking cookies, not really my thing – becuase I eat them all at once – only reason and if I don’t bake – I will never buy … so one temptation less in my life *smile

  9. Sarah May 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Oh my god. Yum, yum, yum! Those cookies look so perfect! Combining some of my favourite things: choc chip cookies and peanut butter cups! Great work Daisy! :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm Reply

      Thanks Sarah :) I just wasn’t satisfied with normal chocolate cihp cookies, so added Reeses peanut butter cup then decided what the heck i’ll stick one in the middle :P

  10. Hannah May 15, 2013 at 7:16 am Reply

    Welcome to the dark side. I expect to hear of you downing half a jar of white chocolate wonderful peanut butter from PB&Co with a spoon in one sitting like me now.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm Reply

      LOL thanks I remember going to the PB&Co last yera in New York and we totally did NOT like it but now we’re addicted what the… hahha

  11. The Life of Clare May 15, 2013 at 8:02 am Reply

    They look delicious! I love the peanut butter/chocolate combination!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm Reply

      Thanks Clare hope you’ll make them soon and devour them like we did hehe ~

  12. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen) May 15, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

    Peanut butter and chocolate are so addictive. Your cookie is just calling out to be dunked into the milk. Take care, BAM

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm Reply

      They’re definitely addictive I can’t tell you how many I’ve had already it’s really not good hehe >_< Have a great week!

  13. Rice Bowl Tales ( Jane ) May 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm Reply

    My dear Daisy, as a huge peanut butter chocolate cookie fan myself, I think this recipe is so great!! And with a whole chocalate cup in the middle, you can’t get any more indulgence than that!! ;p

  14. Norma Chang May 16, 2013 at 10:46 am Reply

    Peanut butter and chocolate, can’t get any better.

  15. Ashley May 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm Reply

    Ooh, a whole peanut butter cup in the middle? How delicious! I’ve kind of gone off Reese’s for one reason or another, but still love peanut butter on a whole. Mmhmm!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm Reply

      I know what you mean hehe I go on and off things too I had something for Twix before but now have stopped hehe ~

  16. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) May 18, 2013 at 11:46 pm Reply

    Peanut butter cups rock, in a biscuit, hello, double the fun!

  17. ironchefshellie May 21, 2013 at 9:28 am Reply

    YUMM!!! these look amazing! can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!

  18. Trisha May 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm Reply

    I really like the look of these ! Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination. x

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm Reply

      Thanks I’m actually a newbie to the peanut butter and chocolate combo hehe ~

      • Trisha May 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm Reply

        Welcome to the dark side. muhahahah x

  19. libishski May 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Haha I once bought a 1.5kg bag of peanut butter cups for Marty because he loves them and has never seen them being sold in bulk. He managed to eat half the bag but rodents got into the half-eaten bag and did their way with the rest of the chocolates. Gross.

    I reckon Marty would love these more than the actual peanut butter cups so definitely going to see if I can make some the next time I’m up :)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm Reply

      OMG what rodents got into them? I’m super worried and really hope it doesn’t happen to my bag >_<

  20. Amanda@ChewTown May 24, 2013 at 9:14 am Reply

    They look amazing! And such a treat. Methinks I’ll have to try them ASAP.

  21. Cupcake Crazy Gem June 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Haha I’m totally the same Daisy. Even when I’m making pb frosting now, if I accidentally lick the straight up pb rather than the frosting I freak out. I can’t have it by itself at all but whip it up into a baked good or into chocolate and I’m all over it! I only discovered I liked it a few years back and now I’m obsessed too! Your cookies looked super yum!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet June 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm Reply

      Yes!!! I m so glad I m not the only one hehe I just don’t like it by itself but when it has something else in it I love it! It’s also a brand new addiction sooooooo strange hahhaa :) but good one to have I think ~ xox

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