Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwiches

Sometimes ideas are just too obvious.

Because this…

THIS…

It’s really a why didn’t I do that already in my life kind of thing.

And this whole post is really a giant slap on your forehead.

Chocolate chip cookies…yezz.

Peanut Butter Cups…oh yezzzz.

Sandwich them together when the cookie is still warm so the peanut butter cup gets all melty and sticky.  Heck yezzzz.

This cookie gives you permission to eat 2 cookies and a peanut butter cup in one mouthful.  You’re not dreaming!

I am all about consolidated desserts.  More bang for your buck.  More cash for your stash.  More loot for your boot…

Sorry.

So anyway, I got this idea from one of my awesome twitter followers (@shmack72) who are consistently looking out for me…

She lead me to this recipe which I quickly decided needed to happen in my kitchen.

It’s the most basic of concepts.

I debated posting them here on my site because figured you guys might be sick of me posting 4 bagillon variations on cookie/peanut butter cup combos.

I mean, you never know, right?

Obviously I came to my senses though.

Psshh.

So just for your viewing pleasure, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwiches.

A whole and a halved peanut butter cup cookie sandwichesAll you gots to do is make some chocolate chip cookies.

The recipe that I’m giving for these cookies is a version of my favorite chocolate chip recipe, which I have never posted here.
Don’t fret, though, I will be posting about those soon…AND this version is a super delicious, quick cookie.  Perfect for in-yo-face cookie stuffing.

Just drop tablespoon sized portions onto your baking sheet…

Cookie dough balls on a parchment-lined baking panDon’t under-bake these.  I mean, don’t OVER bake them either, but since I am a serial under-baker when it comes to chocolate chip cookies, just know that these need to actually BAKE…If you don’t bake them long enough the “sandwiching” process becomes a gooey, albeit delicious mess.

Chocolate chip cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheetLet the cookies cool for a few minutes so they’re not dang hot.

Get your cups ready.

Chocolate chip cookies and a stack of peanut butter cups on a cooling rackThen sandwich those suckers.

Stupid good.

A peanut butter cup sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rackThen dig in.

Half-eaten peanut butter cup chocolate chip cookie sandwichAnd then loosen your pants.

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwiches


Description:

makes about 18 cookie sandwiches


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • approx 18 peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Cream butter and sugars together for about a minute on medium speed.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until evenly incorporated. Add salt and baking soda.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour and stir until incorporated evenly,
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Drop cookie dough in tablespoon sized portions onto prepared baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 8-9 minutes until edges are golden.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and continue cooling for another 5 minutes.
  10. Turn half of your cookies upside down and place an unwrapped peanut butter cup on top of cookie. Place another equally sized cookie on top of peanut butter cup. The heat from the cookies will melt the chocolate slightly, allowing the cookies to stick to the cup.
  11. Continue cooling cookies until ready to serve.
  12. If you notice that the peanut butter cup is melting too much, place cookies in the fridge to speed up the cooling. You don’t want chocolate to drip down the side.

Notes:

idea inspired by Hersheys

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Amber
Amber
June 21, 2016 10:47 pm

I just made these because I saw that I printed the recipe way back in October 2013. They’re delicious!

Rachel Page
July 4, 2015 12:40 am

What a fabulous picture with the cookie on the hand. And the cookies are so pretty and yummy looking. :):)

Darissa the Teenager
February 2, 2013 4:03 pm

I’m a teenager, and food is the only reason why I get up in the morning. And after i saw your website, I forever love you. Seriously. Now everytime I see something beautiful, I’m like “OH MY GOD MOM COME HERE YOU GOTTA SEE THIS THIS IS AWESOME MAKE SOME FOR ME PLEASE”
So yeah. I love you that much.

Vanina
November 3, 2012 6:47 am

Wow ! Yes what a combination !

nancy
nancy
October 22, 2012 5:12 pm

OK I was wondering what size reeses cup you used. Did you use the larger size or the small size. ( I am not talking about the mini’s but the next size up).

Debra
Debra
August 16, 2012 11:04 am

Goodness gracious, sakes alive, yes this is a must try! WOW! 😀

Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes}
August 6, 2012 12:16 pm

Something that seems so fundamental and basic, yet is absolutely the best idea I’ve seen in a while. Thanks, Shelly!

Deborah
July 30, 2012 11:17 pm

First of all – holy cow I want one of those! And second, I will never get sick of the cookie/peanut butter cup combo. Bring them on!

Natasha
July 29, 2012 1:16 am

Oh my gosh what a fantastic idea! Like you said, in your fact obvious, but hasn’t been done yet! Thanks for sharing, they look absolutely amazing 🙂

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
July 27, 2012 2:54 pm

Oh Yeah! I really think the one tied up in ribbon is smiling at me. 🙂

Sue
July 27, 2012 12:39 pm

Brilliant and scary at the same time:)

Tambi and Rhonda@forever2sisters.blogspot.com

Such a fun way to make cookies!

Katie @ Oh Shine On
July 27, 2012 8:52 am

I’m browsing this recipe instead of doing work and I can safely say this was so totally worth the consequences my procrastination may produce. I want these cookies. NOW! I don’t have peanut butter cups, but I do have chocolate truffles…

Idea!

Thanks, girl 🙂

Carla @ Carlas Confections
July 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Oh. Yes!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
July 26, 2012 5:38 pm

I might need to get new pants for these!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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