Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cookies and Cups

Brownie Sandwich Cookies

I can’t stop eating these cookies. They’re Peanut Butter Cup-Filled Brownie Cookie Sandwiches from my sweet friend Shelly of Cookies and Cups. Her brand new cookbook (The Cookies and Cups Cookbook) is coming out April 12th and when I saw her recipe for these, I knew I had to try them first. I mean brownie cookies and melty peanut butter cups … I’m so there.

Cookie Ingredients

Plus, I like recipes where I have everything on hand. And in this case I just happened to have a bunch of Reese’s on the ready for Easter … they’re a staple in my house for just about any holiday, you know.

Melted Chocolate

Melted chocolate and butter means we’re off to a delicious start.

Brownie Batter

I used a small cookie scoop for the brownie batter. As the batter rests, it thickens a bit to make it easier to scoop onto your baking sheet.

Cookies and Cups

Cookies. And. Cups.

Sandwich Cookies

Sandwich them while they’re still warm and watch the middles melt… along with my heart.

Brownie Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup-Filled Brownie Cookie Sandwiches
1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
16 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 regular-size peanut butter cups

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently until the ingredients are just melted. Remove from the heat and let the chocolate-butter mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Then set aside.
  • In another larger bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add the chocolate and butter mixture to the egg mixture slowly, stirring as you go. Then stir in the flour mixture until combined.
  • Scoop brownie mixture using a 1 1/2 inch scoop and place on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for about 9 minutes until cookies are set in the middle.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Flip half the cookies over and carefully place a peanut butter cup on each flipped cookie. Place the remaining cookies on top while they are still warm. The heat from the cookies will melt the peanut butter cups enough to hold the sandwiches together when cooled completely.
  • Makes 12 – 16 sandwich cookies.

Brownie Cookies

I enjoyed every last bite of these babies! Hope you do, too. Just make sure to have a big glass of milk ready when you do.

Here’s a little peek at more of the yumminess from The Cookies & Cups Cookbook. Check it out, you can pre-order now! So proud for you Shelly!

The Cookies and Cups Cookbook

Cookies and Cups Recipes

Debbie said...

Those look so good. Can’t wait to try them.

March 29, 2016 12:52 AM
Anne said...

Oh my goodness! These are so delicious. If only they’d pop right out off my screen. Haha. I can’t wait to try this out.

March 29, 2016 02:53 AM
John Storeys said...

This looks mesmerising!

March 29, 2016 04:32 AM
Sue said...

What size cookie scoop did you use ( number-there are too many choices for small)?

March 29, 2016 05:29 AM
Katrina said...

Positive I’ll love these!! So delicious!!

March 29, 2016 07:24 AM
Marilyn said...

My family are huge peanut butter/chocolate fans! This is right up our alley! Thank you for sharing! :)

March 29, 2016 07:34 AM
Linda said...

Wonder if you could dunk them in coffee.

March 29, 2016 07:58 AM
shelly (cookies and cups) said...

THANK YOUUUUUU!!! I LOVE this post and SO appreciate your support! Miss your face! xo

March 29, 2016 08:16 AM
Jamie | Hola Croqueta said...

Another book I must add to my growing collection. These cookies look to die for!

March 29, 2016 10:32 AM
Bakerella said...

Hi Sue – I used a 1 1/2 inch scoop.

March 29, 2016 10:34 AM
Jennine Quiring said...

These might win me another blue ribbon at the California State fair

March 29, 2016 12:52 PM
Bakerella said...

Hugs Shelly! Love those cookies and miss your face, too!

Jennine – I hope so!

March 29, 2016 06:31 PM
Kari @ sweetteasweetie.com said...

Yum! What a great idea!

March 29, 2016 07:26 PM
Emily @ Life on Food said...

Oh man do these look delicious. And those other pictures, talk about eye candy. Guess this book is being added to my wish list.

March 30, 2016 05:16 AM
Hannah Brice said...

Oh my gosh they look amazing! Chocolate mixed with peanut butter – you can’t go wrong. I posted a recipe on shortbread today – I’m scottish so I like to think I’m good at making it – but my photos don’t look nearly as good as yours! link to feaststylethrive.com

March 30, 2016 01:08 PM
Alicia Kastö said...

They look so delicious! I have to try these at home.

April 4, 2016 09:03 AM
Jamielyn Nye said...

These look incredible! Can’t wait to try them!

April 4, 2016 04:28 PM
Sadhbh said...

Thank you for this. I never know what to do with chocolate in terms of recipes. I know I love to eat chocolate but then I’m lost when it comes to preparing food.

April 11, 2016 08:48 AM
Yvette said...

These look so good! Chocolate, peanut butter, and brownies. Also love that the ingredients are so easy to find.

April 23, 2016 01:51 PM
Sophia @ Little Box Brownie said...

Holy yum, what a great idea. I love chocolate and peanut butter together such a marriage made in heaven.

July 26, 2016 11:51 PM
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