Today the little one had a cookies bake-off in her Girl Scout Daisy troop. What this meant was that
I she and her peers had to bake cookies for the meeting today that were judged anonymously with the winner moving on to the next round of competition within the Daisies.
Because my little one loves peanut butter cups and because we thought there would be a plethora of chocolate chip cookies (which really there were not), we decided to go a little unconventional and try this fab recipe.
|Peanut Butter Cup Cookies||
“Peanut butter cups wrapped in a peanut butter cookie for the most peanut buttery of treats.”
|1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
|1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut
butter cups, unwrapped
|1.||Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.|
|2.||Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.|
|3.||Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.|
A few notes…freeze the peanut butter cups before you use them so they don’t melt when you put them in the balls AND cool the muffin pans in the freezer as they will start to melt. We used mini muffin baking cups too!
My baby girl didn’t win but these cookies are most definitely winners in our house. We will be making them again.
Have you ever seen anything like them?