Thursday, November 6, 2014

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut butter is one of my all time favorite things.
Mix it in oatmeal, make it into ice cream, scoop it straight from the jar, or - even better - bake it into come cookies. I shrunk down a favorite recipe of mine into a small batch so the temptation to eat a million cookies isn't there.
Throw some Reese's mini peanut butter cups into the mix and *boom*, most addictive cookies on the planet.

Peanut Butter Blossoms (Small Batch)

2 Tbsp butter, room temp
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
about 24 or so Reese's peanut butter cups

Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat, set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, peanut butter, and vanilla until well combined. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder. 

Beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well mixed. 
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Top each with a mini peanut butter cup, pressing down into the cookie.

Bake at 350 for 8 - 12 minutes, watching for the bottom and the edges of the cookie to turn a golden brown.
Remove from oven and leave on cookie sheet for 2 or 3 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Mmmmm. Peanut buttery goodness. 

I'm pretty sure I got 24 to 28 cookies out of this small batch using a small cookie scoop.
I may have been taste testing as I baked sooooo.... yeah.... my numbers may be off by one or two... or 6. 
P.S. - If you find these spread out while cooking then simply chill the dough for 20 minutes before scooping it. I don't find it necessary but I know some people have trouble with that!

If you started making these now you could be eating them in about half an hour.
What are you waiting for?

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