Peanut Butter Candy Cookies

Published on Dec 23, 2013
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Peanut Butter Candy Cookies // These cookies are better than I imagined. They are huge and full of delicious peanut butter. You won't be sorry! | Tried and TastyIt’s the last day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies here at Tried and Tasty and I can’t believe it’s over. Mostly because that means that Christmas is only in two days…where on earth has the month of December gone? Time is moving by all too quickly and I’m none too happy about it. On the bright side, I’m on vacation from work and couldn’t be more excited to relax, bake, clean, bake, watch Christmas movies, bake, and just enjoy the holiday with family. I really hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I have enjoyed bringing it to you. It’s no wonder I loved it so much, I’ve got a sweet tooth the size of Texas. I am however looking forward to the new year and getting back to delicious healthy recipes. I know you can have those all year long but to me December screams cakes, cookies, pastries and all things… unhealthy.  I have been wanting to make these cookies for as long as I can remember. I got the recipe from a cookbook that I’ve had for years and finally this year was able to utilize it more rather than just having it sit on my shelf collecting dust. These were just as wonderful as I had imagined. What I love about them is that they are HUGE! I also love that they are peanut buttery. I love peanut butter. I also love chocolate. Put them together and I love this cookie.

Peanut Butter Candy Cookies // These cookies are better than I imagined. They are huge and full of delicious peanut butter. You won't be sorry! | Tried and Tasty

Peanut Butter Candy Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Candy Cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 436 kcal
Author: Yvonne

You can't go wrong for the holidays with these Peanut Butter Candy Cookies!

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 c. 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 c. light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. quartered mini peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Beat peanut butter and butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda until blended. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Beat in flour at low speed just until mixed. Stir in peanut butter cups.
  2. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 375. Place 1/4 c. dough per cookie on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  5. Place chocolate chips in small resealable plastic food storage bags; seal bag. Microwave until melted. Knead bad until chocolate is smooth. Cut off very tiny corner of bag; pipe chocolate decoratively onto cookies.
  6. Let stand until chocolate is set. Stack cookies between layers of waxed paper in container. Store loosely covered at room temp up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
I used candy melt for the drizzle, I like that typically better than melting chocolate. I think what I like best is how quickly it dries/hardens. It seems like just as quickly as I drizzle it on, it hardens and is ready to go shortly thereafter. Also, I used my Muffin Top Pan to make these cookies - which made it really nice to make uniform cookies. I don't use my muffin top pan often, but when I do it sure comes in handy!

Adapted from The Cookie Bible

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Candy Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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