My grandmother Ruth would make these cookies around Christmastime when I was little. She'd pull the hot mini-muffin cookies from the oven and urge me to push the peanut butter cups into the centers while still hot. The cookies wouldn't last long--neither would the milk.--David Gallent
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 large egg
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
1 (13-ounce) package miniature peanut butter cup candies (we tested with Reese's)
How to Make It
Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes. Add egg, whipping cream, and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, soda, and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture; stir well. Stir in peanuts.
Roll dough into 3/4" balls. Press dough into miniature (1 3/4") muffin pans lined with paper cups. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Remove from oven; press a peanut butter cup into center of each cookie. Bake 2 more minutes. Remove from oven. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.