Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

peanut butter cups recipe

I love chocolate biscuits, peanut butter and cream cheese, after all what is there not to like? But I love them even more all together in one delicious peanut butter cookie cup! Just the right amount of sweet and savoury.

It would work like a charm for a party or just as a cool dessert for a dinner party. Or just because you deserve to spoil yourself on the weekend…

Here is what you will need to make 18 of those beauties:

For the biscuits:

275g plain flour

100g self-raising flour

75g good quality (unsweetened) cocoa powder

125g granulated sugar

125g salted butter softened, diced

125g golden syrup

1 large egg lightly beaten

For the filling:

230g cream cheese at room temperature

60g softened unsalted butter

80g icing sugar

260g peanut butter (I tend to use creamy but you can use crunchy too)

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

To finish off:

50g dark chocolate, melted

And here’s how to make them:

First prepare the biscuits dough: Sift the flour, cocoa and sugar together. Add the diced butter and using either a pastry blender or the tips of your fingers, rub the butter into the flour mix until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Make a well to add the golden syrup and eggs, then knead with your hands until you have a soft dough. I like to then wrap it in cling film shaped like a disc and leave in the fridge for about an hour. You can go ahead and roll & bake straight away if you have no time though.

peanut butter cups recipe

Roll the dough on a slightly floured surface until about ¾ cm thick. Using a large flower cutter, cut 18 flowers. Spray a muffin tin (or 2 if you have it) with a non-stick spray, then carefully arrange the flowers inside to form a cup, making sure the dough doesn’t break. I found it easier to press the edges in rather than the centre to prevent breaking.

peanut butter cups recipe

Bake at 170 degrees Celsius (fan or at 180 non-fan) in a preheated oven for 12-13 minutes (depending on the oven). They may be still a little soft when straight out of the oven but that’s fine – you don’t want to over bake them! Then let cool completely.

While the cookies are baking or cooling, prepare the filling: Put all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix with a hand mixer. Once the cookies are cooled, place filling in them – I used an ice-cream scoop to make sure the filling is spread evenly across all cups.

peanut butter cups recipe

Using a spoon or a piping bag, decorate with the melted chocolate on top. Leave in the fridge for about an hour for best results or eat immediately if greedy impatient like me.

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