I can’t believe it. This final recipe wraps up another Fall Cookie Week here on Inspired by Charm. I sincerely hope you enjoyed it. For those of you who are missing décor, DIY, and home-related posts, have no fear. I have something really special planned for the month of October so please bear with me a little longer.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

For you fellow bakers who have been joining me for Fall Cookie Week, there is a Link Party after the recipe to link up all your fall-inspired treats.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

I decided to share another of my favorite cookies to end this cookie week. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. And with these particular cookies, the chocolate drizzled all over the top is literally and figuratively the icing on the cake … er … cookie.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

As with most of the cookies this week, these come together quite quickly. It’s basically just a peanut butter cookie recipe.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

I love all of the unique touches to this cookie as well – the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup tucked away inside and the glorious drizzle of chocolate on the top.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

It just looks like a cookie you want to eat.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

Here’s how to make them.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie

Here’s what you will need:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 package Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped

Drizzle:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon shortening

Let’s get baking:

In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light
and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

In a smaller bowl, combine flour and baking soda.

Gradually add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Roll dough into 1-1/4-inch balls. Press a miniature peanut butter cup into
each; reshape balls.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

For drizzle,melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and shortening in a microwave (or in a double boiler). Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. (I allowed my mixture to cool slightly and then put it into a Ziploc bag. I snipped off a tiny portion of the corner of the bag so I could drizzle the cookies.)

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

Now, tell me that doesn’t look gorgeous.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

It took every ounce of my will power not to gobble them up in one evening with a big glass of milk. Like, seriously.

Okay. I’m officially finished sharing cookie recipes for a while. To be honest, I’m kind of ready for a change.

But, before we completely wrap this up, it’s time for you to let us know about amazing fall baking creations.

Fill up the link party below with all of your fall baking yumminess! I will be highlighting some of my favorites via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest over the course of the next week.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me this week and watching me bake up a storm. It’s been a blast!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the sweet treats in IBC’s Second Annual Fall Cookie Week:

Sunday – Caramel Gingersnaps
Monday – Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Tuesday – Butter Pecan Maple Crisps
Wednesday – Frosted Pumpkin Cookies // KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway
Thursday – Autumn Apple Cookie Bar
Friday – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Saturday – Candy Corn Cream Wafers
Sunday – Peanut Butter Cup Cookies // Fall Baking Link Party

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie

By Michael Wurm, Jr. Published: September 22, 2013

  • Yield: 3 dozen

Author: Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm #IBCFallCookieWeek

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  3. Gradually add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  4. Roll dough into 1-1/4-inch balls. Press a miniature peanut butter cup into each; reshape balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  8. For drizzle,melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and shortening in a microwave (or in a double boiler). Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. (I allowed my mixture to cool slightly and then put it into a Ziploc bag. I snipped off a tiny portion of the corner of the bag so I could drizzle the cookies.)
    Comments

    • Brandi at

      Another delicious recipe, Michael! I enjoyed your cookie series. Not sure which recipe I want to try first, these or the candy corn wafers. Thanks so much for hosting the link party.

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Yes – those are two good recipes to start wit! You’ll love them!

        xo Michael

    • Crystal at

      Those look incredible, Michael! I love anything with Mini Reese’s! Thanks for hosting the link party, I can’t wait to look through the recipes tonight.

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        How about it? They really are delicious!

        xo Michael

    • Elle at

      Thanks for another wonderful Fall Cookies Week. Your photos and recipes are inspiring!

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!

        xo Michael

    • Tanya at

      Your cookies look sooooo good! Thanks for hosting a fun party too – xo

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        You bet! Might as well wrap things up with a party!

        xo Michael

    • Jo-Anna at

      I loved your cookie week! And I think these ones are my fave…love the drizzle! Thank you too for hosting!
      Jo-Anna

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Yeah – the drizzle makes them look so rich and fancy.

        xo Michael

    • Suzanne at

      Your cookies look and sound delicious! Anything with a Reese’s PBC has to be amazing.
      Thanks for sharing,
      Suzanne
      Pieced Pastimes

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Thank you Suzanne – They are delicious!

        xo Michael

    • Kyra @ Caramel Potatoes at

      So many cookies! The Reese’s Cookies and I will definitely become best friends, but I am excited to try the Candy Corn Wafers too! Thanks for all the delicious inspiration and for the fun link party!
      Kyra & Jocelyn
      Caramel Potatoes

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        So happy to have you following along! And those are two of my favorite cookies – you’ll love them!

        xo Michael

    • Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama at

      I need these cookies! I definitely pinned this one to make soon. 😉
      And thank you so much for hosting such a fun fall baking link party!

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        You bet Carrie! Thank you so much for following along.

        xo Michael

    • Julie @ This Gal Cooks at

      Those cookies look wonderful, Michael! I love the topping. It’s perfect! Thanks for the fun linky and for sharing the recipe. Have a wonderful day!

    • Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy at

      Michael I can’t wait to make these cookies for my husband he loves anything chocolate and peanut butter! Gorgeous photos, thanks for a fun party.

    • Paula at

      My boys would love to make (and eat) these cookies, Michael! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and the link party! Have a great week!

    • Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner at

      Thanks so much Michael for the link up and sharing your cookie recipe. My husband loves these types of cookies… pinned!

    • Lisa@ Cooking with Curls at

      Your cookies look amazing, and they are my favorite flavors! Thank you so much for the fun link party!! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        I appreciate Lisa!! Thank you!

        xo Michael

    • Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats at

      Umm… so really there is nothing better than peanut butter cups. Oh wait… yes there is… when you put them in cookies!!!! Love this recipe Michael. Thanks for the fun fall linkup!

    • Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste at

      Holy COW! These look absolutely incredible and your photos are spectacular (as usual!). Pinned!

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        You are so sweet Kelly! Thank you!!

        xo Michael

    • Cindy Eikenberg at

      Hi Michael! Thank you so much for hosting the link party – WOW, your cookies look spectacular! Now I think I have to definitely go home and bake some cookies. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us – hope you had a fabulous first Monday of autumn and have a wonderful week!

    • girlfromwva at

      Love the pictures of your cookie creations! These cookies are simply delicious!!! thanks so much!

    • Lyuba@willcookforsmiles at

      Those cookie look divine! I can just imagine the smell that filled your kitchen!
      Thank you for the delicious fall baking party, Michael!

    • Diane at

      Your cookies look delicious!!! I will need to try them!!! My family would be thrilled! Blessings and Happy Fall!

    • Gloria // Simply Gloria at

      Michael, your pics are absolutely gorgeous as always! I wish I had these cookies right here, right now! Thank you for hosting this amazing Fall party! I love Fall baking! (=

    • tanya at

      You cookie pictures are stunning! You are making me hungry for cookies! Love the fall link party, now I can get all sorts of inspiration!

    • Richella Parham at

      Michael, I was just reading your post about your time in New York when I scrolled down and saw this post which I had previously missed. I’m so glad I did! First of all, your peanut butter cup cookies look absolutely smashing. I’ve made the same kind of cookie before by placing the cookie dough in mini-muffin pans and then adding a miniature peanut butter cup to the hollow. They’re delicious, but they’re not beautiful. Yours are beautiful!

      Second, I was glad for the chance to share my pumpkin bread recipe. It’s actually my aunt’s recipe, handed down to me when I got married 28 years ago. And it’s SO GOOD–by far the best I’ve ever tasted. This Fall I’ve been making it with black walnuts, which is a fun twist. And today I got a text message from my 22-year-old son who is spending a year in East Asia, saying that he was just thinking about my pumpkin bread and missing me! Never underestimate the power of baked goods!

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Well, I’m certainly glad you found the cookie recipes. Aren’t they so pretty? And yes, baked goods certainly have a magical power! Thanks so much!

        xo Michael

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        They look great! Thanks.

        xo Michael

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