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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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Chocolate dough with a peanut butter cup set in the middle.

Makes about 36

For the cookies:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 squares (2 oz.) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the garnish:
3/4 cup finely chopped peanuts
36 miniature Peanut Butter Cups, frozen and unwrapped
1 cup peanut butter baking chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine chocolate in bowl and microwave at 50% for about 2 minutes, stir and repeat until smooth and melted. Cool slightly. Combine sugar and butter or shortening in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until blended and crumbly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then salt and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add chocolate slowly. Mix until well blended. Stir in flour and soda with spoon until well blended. Shape dough into 1-1/4 inch balls. Roll in chopped peanuts. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set. Press a frozen peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie immediately upon removing them from the oven. Press cookies up against peanut butter cup if desired for appearance, but do not touch the peanut butter cup again since it is now melted, it must remain intact. Cool completely. Melt the peanut butter chips and drizzle back and forth over the cookies using a parchment pouch or plastic bag with a little snip off the corner. Repeat with the chocolate, only drizzling at another angle from the peanut drizzle.

Note: Adapted from a Blue Ribbon Winner from the Arizona State Fair. Recipe by Maria Baldwin of Mesa, AZ and adapted by "Richard in Cincy".

Photo courtesy of miVi3k.

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Reviews of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies:

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  Donna in Pflugerville, TX  Nov 7, 2016
Would make this again.
Please take the time to try these! You won't be sorry! My mother actually accused me of going to a bakery to get these; she couldn't have paid me a bigger compliment! They are so worth the effort! 5 stars

  Amy in Michigan  Nov 23, 2015
Would make this again.
Everyone loves these! 5 stars

  Kelley in Chicago  Dec 13, 2014
Would make this again.
I have made these cookies every year since I found the recipe on this site 4 years ago. They're so good and easy to make. People are always asking me for the recipe! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 6, 2014
Would make this again.
My whole family loved these cookies, even the ones who usually don't like to eat cookies. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 22, 2013
Would make this again.
Soooo good! I took these to a cookie exchange and they were the most popular by far. I baked them 9 minutes and they were slightly under cooked. Gooey and delicious! 5 stars

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