Last year we bought mini Snickers and Reese’s peanut butter cups for trick-or-treaters. By the end of the night we had a bowl full of Snickers. Apparently kids prefer the Reese’s (and I fully get that!).
So this year we bought two giant bags of peanut butter cups, only to realize when we got home that they were mixed bags of regular milk chocolate and dark chocolate cups. Nice!
I couldn’t help it. Less than 24 hours later I got into the bags and stole a few cups to put into a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. I made half the batch with regular chocolate chips, and for the other half I dumped in the peanut butter cups and mashed them up with a wooden spoon.
I don’t think I used quite enough (you can’t really see the candy poking through the tops), but the cookies were so, so good.
If you like this combination, you should also try our holiday favorite, Chocolate Suzies. You put chocolate chip cookie dough into mini muffin liners, bake them and then push a peanut butter cup into the top at the end of baking. Heaven.
By the way, if you live in the Des Moines area, you should sign up for Deb Cazavilan’s cookie baking workshops in Ankeny. Deb is a fab baker, and super cool lady, who recently taught me all about pie baking for a story I’m writing. She has a few spots left in her November cookie baking workshops, which are always popular. Perhaps because you get to take home 12 DOZEN cookies at the end. And you can peruse her collection of vintage aprons, which are also for sale.