Monday, April 26, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I've entered this recipe in Amy's
Culinary Smackdown Cookie Recipe Contest!
It runs the entire month of March 2011.
Click HERE to go to her contest!
*update...this recipe won an honorable mention!*

~~ Recipe~~
3/4 c butter, softened
1/4 c crisco shortening
3/4 c smooth peanut butter
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
1 t vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1/3 c cocoa
2 1/2 c flour
10 oz. mini peanut butter cups, chopped
6 oz chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together in mixer in
order given. Drop by golf ball size amounts
onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
Flatten slightly. Bake 350 for 12-15
minutes...they will look dry and slightly firm.


  1. Betsy, Betsy, wowzers! I know that is not a word, but your chocolate peanut butter cup cookies look just scrumptious!! Thanks for the fantastic recipe!


  2. I will have to hide these from my husband!!


  3. YUM YUM...Give me some! These look wonderful...much better than those the other day! LOL Come say hi :D

  4. Betsy, thanks to you, since I found your blog....my recipe box is growing. I love the new recipes you share, and I've tried most of them.

    This will be another one I try. The family are coming next Sunday for a BBQ to celebrate my birthday and Mother's Day, so I think that would be a good time to introduce the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!!

    Again, you have displayed them so beautifully, I want to reach in the screen and take one!!

    We will enjoy!

  5. Wanda ~ thank you so much. Hope your family enjoys them, too!

  6. Betsy, thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Wish I would of looked at my blog earlier and maybe I would tried these. I made the French Breakfast Puffs.

  7. You're making life on a diet sooooo hard for me right now. Those look yummy.

  8. Martha ~ LOL! 'Cause I sell most of them instead of eating them! :)

  9. Oh you have got to be kidding me!!!!! This is the best cookie idea EVER!!!!!

  10. betsy...a recipe does me no good...just send the cookies! smiles.

  11. Brian ~ email me your address. You, T and the boys may just get a box some day! ;)

  12. How funny, I'm baking cookies too. ha ha Yours look delicious!

  13. Sounds lovely and looks tasty as well,

  14. DANG! First Megan's choco-chip cookies and now yours, Betsy! I'm full up on cookies :)

  15. Subby ~ it's always a good thing, right? Need to go check out those choc chips ones! :)..that is if you left any!

  16. The fact that you can actually see the peanut butter cups on the top are a testimony to how good they must be. My hubby wouldn't be able to eat them because of his gout, and he's had a flare-up recently. My kids, on the other hand, I'd have to hide them from. But they have noses, so unless I cut them off, they'd know.

  17. Kayren ~ heehee...just double the recipe. :)

  18. Betsy, Why is it that every time I retake the vow to restart the diet I turn to My Five Men and you have a recipe for something scrumptious and chocolatey. You temptress you.

  19. Mmmmmm, peanut butter cups...oh yes! This recipe sounds like a winner.

  20. oh my goodness..amazing to look at And I am sure they are just a s tasty!!...just read your "keeping it real post" you have the right attitude!!

  21. Thank you for participating the Smackdown Battle. Best of luck to you. These Chocolate peanut butter cup cookies look delicious! What a wonderful pick!

    If you haven't done so, please sign up as a follower on my blog so you won't miss out on the winner announcement and latest post. Thank you again and hope to see you again soon.


  22. These look delicious! I can't wait to try them. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  23. Scrumdiddlyumpcious!! Good luck Betsy, they look absolutely delicious!


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