Friday, September 19, 2008

Peanut Butter Surpise Cookie Things

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
12 mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2-3 tbls cream
1/4 cup chopped Snickers bar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg together well in a large bowl. Divide the dough evenly into a mini muffin pan. Cook for 13-15 minutes until almost done. Remove them from the oven and press a peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie until flush with cookie top. Top each cookie with a couple chunks of Snickers and return to oven till the candy is melted, 2-3 more minutes. Remove them from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Place chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted smooth. Stir in 2-3 tablespoons cream until silky and smooth. You can return back to microwave for 15 seconds to get a thinner consistency. Spoon chocolate over the top of the cookies.


So I got the original recipe for this from Picky Palate and I kept it mostly the same. I replaced the marshmallows from the original with chopped up Snickers bar because, well, I had Snickers and no marshmallows. I also don't have a mini muffin tin, so I used my regular one. They came out good though, so that's fine. Other than that, same thing. I liked them, they have a good peanut butter flavor and they couldn't be easier. This is a very kid friendly recipe. The cookie dough only has three ingredients and pushing in the peanut butter cup is totally something kids would enjoy doing. Well, I did anyway. But I would still play with Legos if I thought I could get away with it. Uhm, anyway, these cookie things are sweet, rich, gooey and good. They are also, by far, the oddest cookie I have ever made. But cookies they are and therefore, they are good.

So first make your dough. Ready? This is the big one. Take a cup of peanut butter, a cup of sugar and one egg. With me so far? All right, mix them together. Ok, doughs ready. Heh. Divide the dough up evenly into greased muffin tins. Mini is recommended by the original author, I used regular and they came out fine. Only got eight of them though. Bake them at 350 for 10-15 minutes or so. You want them not set in the middle but starting to be browned around the edges. Now pull them out and push a peanut butter cup in the middle of each one. Now you can top these with marshmallows, like in the original, or Snickers like I did, or pretty much anything that you can fit on there and keep from falling off. Toss them back in the oven for another couple minutes till the marshmallows are puffed or the chocolate is melted. Pull them out again and let them cool for ten minutes or so. While they are cooling melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. I only used a half a cup because that was all I had left. I hate it when I think I have another bag of something and I don't. Grumble. Anyway, use 30 second bursts in the microwave to melt the chocolate. Then add the cream and mix them up well. Spoon this over the cookie things. Now you can either wait till they cool completely or just eat a warm one now. I, myself, like them warm. Should have put some ice cream on it... oh well. Next time.


The Brutal Gourmet said...

My inner food snob quails at the thought of making ganache in the microwave, and backwards at that, but it looks good :)

Bob said...

Yeah, well your inner food snob doesn't get any weird peanut butter things then. :P Heh. Your exterior food lover can have one though, if any are still left later.

Anonymous said...

YUM! These look so yummy! I would put a Holiday peanut butter M&M on top of the melted chocolate for a festive touch!

Bob said...

BB, you are in sync with the original author, she used mini M&Ms on top. Not as festive (or peanuty) as a Holiday peanut butter one though.


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