Monday, February 20, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups with Nutella

Peanut butter and chocolate is probably one of my favorite sweet treat combinations. Use Nutella (my FAVORITE thing in the world!) in place of regular chocolate and then you are really talking! I am no stranger to putting a dollop of Nutella in the middle of a small treat (see these Nutella Brownie Cups) and I was excited to try it with peanut butter.

These cookies were little bites of heaven! IMPOSSIBLE to eat just one! Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups with Nutella
Recipe from Barbara Bakes

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter
Turbinado sugar
1/2 cup Nutella

Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Working with paddle attachment in electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the peanut butter and beat on low until combined. Add the dry ingredients and beat until flour disappears, scraping down the sides of the bowl.

Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll in turbinado sugar. Place each ball in a cup of a greased mini muffin tin. Bake 10 to 12 minutes,the centers may not be completely set. Remove the cookies from the oven and using the end of a thick-handled wooden spoon make a small, deep well in the center of each cookie and fill with Nutella. 

Cool cookies on cooling rack.


3 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

So glad you like my Peanut Butter Cookie Cup recipe. I've made it so many times and it's always a hit. If you love lemon try the Lemon Bar Cookie Cups too. Your cups look scrumptious.

Jennifurla said...

They sure do look like heaven, yummy!

Katrina said...

YUM!

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