Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

PB+Chocolate Lovers rejoice! If your mouth could have an orgasm, this is it! This recipe is not my own creation; I found it somewhere and can’t remember the source. If you’re the gatekeeper of this recipe: 1) I love you and 2) Please let me know so I can properly cite you.

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 sq. unsweetened baking chocolate
½ cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cup flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¾ cup peanuts finely chopped
1 cup peanut butter chips
36 miniature peanut butter cups

  • Heat oven to 350°F
  • Combine chocolate chips and chocolate squares in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium heat. Stir after 2 min. Repeat until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • Combine sugar and shortening. Beat at medium speed until blended and crumbly. Beat in eggs one at a time then add salt and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add chocolate slowly. Mix until well blended. Stir in flour and baking soda with spoon until well blended. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Roll in nuts. Place 2-inches a aprt on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 min or until set. Do not overbake. Press peanut butter cup into center of each cookie immediately. Cool for 2 min on baking sheet then remove to flat surface to cool completely.
  • Place peanut butter chips in a bowl and microwave until smooth. Spoon into a sandwich bag. Seal and cut corner to pipe zigzags over cooled cookies.

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