August 01, 2016

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Celia's Saucer


When it comes to cookies, they have to be crunchy on the rim but without lasting structural integrity, almost collapsing under the gooey weight of warm brown sugar, vanilla, and whatever else you've thrown in. 

Mini peanut butter cups are a fine idea, adding coarse, salty texture and a rich chocolatey seam. 

And, what's more, they're stupidly easy to make.

I more or less follow this recipe from BBC Food and perhaps you should, too.

Throw in as many mini peanut butter cups as you like.

150g salted butter, softened
80g light brown muscovado sugar
80g granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
225g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp salt
200g plain chocolate chip or chunks


Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Put the butter and sugars into a bowl and beat until creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and egg. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt over the mixture and mix in with a wooden spoon. Add the chocolate chips and stir well.

Using a teaspoon, place small mounds of the mixture well apart on the baking trays. Bake in the oven for 8–10 mins until light brown on the edges and still slightly soft in the centre.

Leave on the tray for a couple of minutes to firm up and then transfer to a cooling rack.


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