Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

My friend Alley made these for a potluck (or party…or something) a while back. I tried a cookie and thought it was SOOO gooood!! So, I made these for a dear friend, Justin. 🙂
(Updated 03.26.11: I actually made these as holiday gifts for coworkers first…then I made 1/2 a batch for Mr. Justin. :))

These were really easy to make! Quick & Simple. You can even freeze the dough-balls and bake one or two or a dozen whenever you want!!!

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups adapted from Peanut Butter Cup Cookies from allrecipes.com:
Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis (Pictured below)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls (this is where you can place the balls on a cookie sheet and freeze.  Once hardened, you can place in a freezer bag and store for up to 30 days(?)), and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes (or 15-18 minutes if frozen). Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan (I use a toothpick to “pry” it off the pan).

Enjoy!!

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