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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies in a Jar

  •  3.7 stars stars based on 15 reviews
  •   73% would make this again
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Makes about 30

3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
8 peanut butter cup candies (eg. Reese's) cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Mix together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. Layer ingredients in order given in a 1 quart "wide mouth" canning jar.
Press each layer firmly in place. It will be a tight fit. Add chopped peanut butter cups last.

Attach these directions to jar:

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

1. Remove peanut butter cups from jar. Set aside.

2. Empty remaining cookie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to throughly blend mix.

3. Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened at room temperature. DO NOT USE DIET MARGARINE. Add in 1 egg, slightly beaten, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

4. Mix until completely blended. You will need to finish mixing with your hands.

5. Mix in peanut butter cups.

6. Shape into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.

7. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 12 to 14 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to racks to finish cooling.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

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Reviews of Peanut Butter Cup Cookies in a Jar:

1-5 of 15 reviews   Next >>

  tiffany in georgia  Nov 10, 2011
Would not make this again.
You see every one. Using the cookie sheet is what messed u up.. i have made these cookies plenty of times. But not with a cookie sheet.. try a MINITURE MUFFIN PAN. The ones that have the smaller holes....,they turned out great. They DIDNT go flat they kept there shape... try it u will thank me in the long run

  A cookie baker in Addison, IL  Mar 29, 2008
Would make this again.
Great recipe. Didn't do the whole jar thing, just made the cookies. Added a few more cups the 2nd time. Everyone asks for them now. Don't use margarine-only butter! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Toledo, Ohio  Dec 27, 2007
Would not make this again.
Someone forgot to add salt to the recipe and I don't see the reason for the greased cookie sheets. They were flat and I had to pitch the rest of the batch. 1 star

  A cookie baker in SD  Dec 2, 2007
Would make this again.
AMAZING and i love peanut butter cups just plain too!! amazing recipie my kids loved them as well as my husband and I!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in California  Dec 13, 2006
Would not make this again.
Maybe I did something wrong but my cookies came out flat. Can any one help. 1 star

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