These cookies are very peanut butter-y, with a mini peanut butter cup in the center. (The kind with the cookie center is great in this recipe!) My mom got this recipe from a friend who is allergic to sugar! So this poor soul makes treats and brings them to her friends to let her know if they are good or not.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
3 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease mini muffin pans. Sift together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar, and shortening. Add the peanut butter and egg; mix until blended. Stir in the milk and vanilla alternately with the dry ingredients. Press rounded tablespoons of dough into the prepared mini muffin cups. Press dough up the sides of the cup, leaving a hole in the middle. Press a peanut butter cup into the center of each cup, being careful not to push all the way through the dough.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool completely before removing from pans.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 21g 7% DV; fat 9.7g 15% DV; cholesterol 10.6mg 4% DV; sodium 106mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2006
Since I didn't have muffin pan I dropped dough on cookie sheet baked about 8 minutes and pressed peanut butter cup in immediately after removing from oven. Awesome! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2007
I found this recipe too powdery in consistency i suggest making it with a little more milk as it drys out. Although when it is tweaked to your own tastes this recipe is good.....and as i like mine more on the chewy side i find it good to add 1 table spoon (40mls) treacle or golden syrup to the mixture. Read More
(14)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2006
Since I didn't have muffin pan I dropped dough on cookie sheet baked about 8 minutes and pressed peanut butter cup in immediately after removing from oven. Awesome! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2007
My husband loved these cookies. I put instead a peaunut butter filled hersey kiss in the center and baked for a few more minutes to let it melt. Came out very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2004
These were a big hit in my house!! Not only did my 2 kids LOVE the but so didn't all of their friends. Soon I was baking dozens for not only my kids lunches but all of their friends also! Too funny! Try any recipe by "Heather" - they are all fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2008
I've made a similar recipe many times. The recipe I've used doesn't call for any milk but the main difference is in my recipe the peanut butter cup is put in right after baking. I decided to try this version on a few. I think putting them in after baking works better -- the cookies look my attractive and there's less risk of them falling apart when removing from the cups. I did like the picture of an M&M in the center but was able to do this in the ones I put the peanut butter cup in after baking. The chocolate melts enough to keep the M&M in place. Also I bake 10 minutes at 350. Anyway they are very delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2007
I found this recipe too powdery in consistency i suggest making it with a little more milk as it drys out. Although when it is tweaked to your own tastes this recipe is good.....and as i like mine more on the chewy side i find it good to add 1 table spoon (40mls) treacle or golden syrup to the mixture. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2005
Very good if you're a big peanut butter fan. Make sure you dont bake these longer than 10minutes or they can get dry...next time i'll probably bake these for 8 or 9 minutes and i may try adding some mini chocolate chips to the batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
I had to make 8 dozen cookies for a cookie exchange over the holidays. I wanted something easy so I chose these. They tasted great and were the biggest hit! You cannot go wring with these! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2004
Fantastic!!! For birthdays my family lets the person pick there favorite desert and that's what we make (well I do). And my brother asked for somthing very peanut buttery. And I ended up making this one. I got rave reviews! Not only did he love it but the rest of the family and friends loved it too. I liked them soooo much I kept a tray of them home for my self. And had some for breakfast. MMMMMMM They are great. Thankyou for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2009
I used my own pb cookie recipe and i ended up with way too much dough... probably should have halved it... Everything else I did the same and they turned out great. My husbands words were "Never make anything else ever again". I really like the idea of putting the cup in the dough before baking. Read More
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