This is what happens when I buy too many bags of Reese’s peanut butter cups to hand out for Halloween. So instead of stuffing my face with those leftover little cups of peanut butter comfort, I’m stuffing them into these jumbo chocolatey chocolate chip cookies to share with friends.
Oh my! oh my! Look at these beauties.
Cookie dough ingredients! The dough also has a 1/2 cup of peanut butter mixed inside for extra yum.
And let’s not forget the main attraction. You’ll need a dozen regular size Reese’s peanut butter cups.
Mix the cookie dough and stir in half of the semisweet morsels. Save the other half to press into the cookies before baking.
Get the scoop. A 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop that is. Place one scoop of dough on top of the candy cup and one on the bottom. Then press together and press the seams together around the edge. Oh yeah, chill the dough for about 30 minutes first to make it easier to work with.
Then take each cookie dough covered candy cup and press into a cup filled with the rest of the morsels. If you have any remaining morsels, press a few onto the sides and bottoms as well.
Sitting pretty and ready to bake.
Bake for about 15 minutes and you’ll end up with these jumbo stuffed surprise-inside chocolate cookies.
Yum! Yum! Yes!
Oh and here’s a pic for a little cookie-to-candy cup reference. The peanut butter cups melt and flatten just a bit, helping make these some big beautiful chocolate cookies.