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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Cream together in large bowl:
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter*
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Gradually add flour mixture into creamed butter/sugar mixture until well combined.
Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Roll into 1 1/4" balls - smaller and it won't cover the peanut butter cup, so err large
Press a miniature peanut butter cup into each. Reshape balls so chocolate cup is covered.
Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake @ 350 for 12-15 minutes.
Cool 2 minutes on pan.
Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
In microwave bowl:
Melt 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon shortening.
Melt together and stir until smooth.
Drizzle over cooled cookies.
Makes 3 dozen
*reduced fat peanut butter not recommended
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