As if my two previous peanut butter cookie recipes weren’t enough, I’m throwing a third one at you!
If you’re in the mood to make some super delicious peanut butter cookies from scratch, then try this recipe. It’s a homemade version of these.
And this recipe comes courtesy of Elaine…which comes courtesy of one Martha Stewart:
Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
½ cup creamy peanut butter
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling dough
36 mini peanut butter cups, chilled and unwrapped
1.Preheat oven to 350º. Using an electric mixer, cream peanut butter and butter until smooth. Add brown sugar, beat until combined, scraping down bowl as needed. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until incorporated.
2.In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture in two batches.
3.Scoop off dough by the tablespoon; roll into balls. Place granulated sugar on a plate; roll balls in sugar, coating completely. Place 2 inches apart on a non-stick insulated baking sheet.
4.Bake until cookies begin to puff up slightly, about 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Press one peanut butter cup in center of each cookie. Return to oven; continue baking until cookies are golden brown and chocolate has begun to melt, about 6 minutes more. Let cool at least 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring cookies to rack to cool completely.
Yield: 36 cookies
That Martha Stewart really does love to make life more difficult on herself! Oh well. As long as I get to reap the benefits.