Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Here is a great recipe that I tried for the first time yesterday.......

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted                                    1 large egg
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed                                1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar                                            1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour                                        1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided

Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 12-count standard-sized muffin pan extremely well with floured cooking spray or grease and flour the pan.
NOTE**** I used three 8-cup pans-they are about half the size of regular muffin cups
    In a large, microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the butter, then add brown sugar, peanut butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.  Then add egg.
    Add the flour, baking soda, optional salt, and stir until just combined; don't over-mix.  Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips; reserve remainder to place on cookie tops before baking.
    Distribute dough equally among the muffin pans, each will approximately be filled to about three-quarters full. The cookies don't rise much (nothing like muffins) so it's okay if dough seems high in the cavities.
    Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips on each cookie top.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until tops have set and are pale golden. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Watch your cookies and not the clock; bake until done. Allow cookies to cool in pan for at least 15 minutes before removing them.  Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

 Take a peek...........

You must let these cool for about 15-20 minutes before trying to remove, or they'll simply crumble.

These cookies smelled absolutely divine, while baking, and I have to admit I tried one. They are Yummy!!!!