Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies

Posted by Lindsey On 10:15 AM

I saw these on Annie's blog awhile back and knew I had to try these. I actually tend to "star" several of her recipes in my google reader all the time. Her baked goods look so amazing and she has a great talent! These cookies did not disapoint. I made them for Ben since I knew he would love them. The recipe made 36 cookies for me. I also used dark chocolate m&m's since I couldn't find the mini ones. The ganache I made was too thick so I just dipped my cookies. They ended up looking like cute little cupcakes and ended up truly being surprise cookies since you can't see the marshmallow and peanut butter cups before you take a bite.

Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies

From Annie's Eats
Adapted from Picky Palate

2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
36 mini Reeses peanut butter cups, unwrapped
mini marshmallows
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. water
mini M&Ms


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine peanut butter, sugar and eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until well combined. Divide the dough evenly between 24 wells of a mini-muffin pan. Make an indentation in the center of each dough ball. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until almost done. Remove from the oven and press a peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie until it is flush with the top of the dough. Top each cookie with 3-4 mini marshmallows. Return the pan to the oven and bake 2-3 minutes more, until the marshmallows have puffed up. Transfer the pans to a wire cooling rack and allow the cookies to cool completely in the pan before removing them.

Once the cookies are completely cooled, transfer them to a wire rack over a sheet of wax paper or aluminum foil. Place the chopped chocolate in a small bowl. Bring the cream, sugar and water to a boil, then pour the liquid over the chocolate and let sit for 30 seconds. Gently whisk the mixture together until smooth. Leave the glaze to sit until it thickens a bit to your desired consistency, then drizzle over the tops of the cookies. Sprinkle with M&Ms before the glaze hardens.

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2 Response to "Peanut Butter Cup Surprise Cookies"

  1. Cindy Said,

    I used to make these to send to my son's boy scout troop meetings. I made a double batch because they were always gone when I picked him up. Finally the troop leader's wife told me her husband ate most of them because he was addicted and she'd appreciate if I only made one batch because his jeans weren't fitting! HAHA>


  2. Erin Said,

    I made these too and they are fabulous! You can't go wrong with that much candy!