My weakness? Peanut butter and chocolate. Seriously, hand me anything with those two ingredients mixed and I am a happy camper. I saw these cookies in my September King Arthur Flour catalog and knew I would make them ASAP. I made them today for my daughter's teacher and kept a couple here at the house for the kids. I used the Reese's mini cups... they are even tinier than the normal minis. If you don't want to go buy them, you could always cut up the larger ones.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe from KA Flour
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups mini peanut butter cups
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, beat together the sugars, butter, and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and water, then stir in the dry ingredients, blending well. Stir in the mini peanut butter cups.
Scoop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake the cookies for 7 to 9 minutes, or until they're set and you can smell chocolate. Remove them from the oven, and cool on a rack.