Peanut Butter Cup Cookies I

Peanut butter cookies topped with miniature chocolate peanut butter cup candy. You may need a few more or less peanut butter cups depending on how many cookies you make out of a batch of dough.

Original recipe makes 3 dozen


3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
30 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixer bowl cream peanut butter, shortening, 1/3 cup sugar and the brown sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture, blending thoroughly. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls; roll the balls in sugar.
  4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and IMMEDIATELY place unwrapped peanut butter cup on top of each cookie, pressing down so that cookie cracks around edges. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.


Calories: 271 kcal
Carbohydrates: 29.8 g
Cholesterol: 13 mg
Fat: 15.5 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 5.4 g
Sodium: 166 mg