The truth is, I cant ever seem to get enough of the classic combo of milk chocolate and peanut butter. Bite into these sandwich cookies and I swear youll be thinking exactly what I am—Reeses Peanut Butter Cups!
Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 35 mins
Bake: 15 mins
- 2 1/2cups (15 ounces) milk chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons unsalted btter, at room temperature
- 1/4cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1/2cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium, microwavable bowl, melt together 2 cups chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons butter on medium power until almost melted, about 1 1/2 minutes; stir just until smooth.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using an electric mixer, beat together the eggs, granulated sugar and vanilla at high speed until thickened and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in the melted chocolate at medium speed; whisk in the flour mixture. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Refrigerate the dough until firm enough to scoop, but still soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
- Onto each prepared pan, drop 12 rounded tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart. Bake, switching and rotating the pans halfway through baking, until the cookies appear bubbly and still soft, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
- In a medium bowl, beat together the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the peanut butter. Sift in the confectioners sugar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; beat until fluffy. On the flat side of each of 8 cookies, spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the peanut butter mixture; sandwich with the remaining cookies.
- Stir melted chocolate gently to avoid seizing.
- Use the peanut butter filling between your favorite chocolate chip or sugar cookies.
- Chill the cookie dough for easy scooping.
- Sift the confectioners' sugar to ensure a smooth, fluffy filling.
- Don't overbake the cookies: They should still be soft.