16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
55 mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped
How to Make It
In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, peanut butter and sugars until light, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, then flour mixture. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. Roll 1 heaping Tbsp. of dough into a ball. Place on a baking sheet. Use a fork to flatten in a crisscross pattern. Repeat with remaining dough until both sheets are filled. Make an indentation with your thumb in center of each cookie. Keep remaining dough chilled between batches.
Bake until cookies begin to brown on edges, 13 to 18 minutes. Press a peanut butter cup into each indentation. Let cool on sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes; remove to racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough and peanut butter cups.
I agree with Jenni408, these look ridiculous. The better way to prepare these is to use a small cookie scoop and a mini muffin pan, then sink a mini PB cup down inside as soon as they come out of the oven. This way you get Reese's goodness in every bite (assuming you don't just pop the whole thing in your mouth!). Everyone I know loves them this way.
These were good, but they came out downright goofy looking. I bought the small peanut butter cups and the cookies expanded out so far on the plate and the peanut butter cups barely melted down (I squished em too) that they just looked silly. Tasted great, they were a hit at work. Maybe I would try the full size reeses next time
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