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Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Cups


If I were a real psychologist, I would only have to ring a bell to get you to start drooling, not write an entire paragraph about a slightly undercooked, flaky, sugar coated cookie, baked in a mini-muffin pan, flavored with rich, smooth peanut butter and topped with sweet puddle of hazelnut nutella, known as…

… Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Cups

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Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Cups
Adapted from: Barbara Bakes

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup smooth peanut butter
Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw), optional
Chopped peanuts, optional

Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the peanut butter and continue beating on low speed. Add the sifted dry ingredients and beat until just blended. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll balls in turbinado sugar (I used granulated sugar). Place each ball in a cup of a greased mini muffin tin. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are browned and crackled, the centers will not be completely set. Remove the cookies from the oven and use the end of a thick-handled wooden spoon make a small, deep well in the center of each cookie and fill with your Nutella. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top of Nutella. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely.

Tip: Don’t worry about smoothing the Nutella at first. After you’ve put Nutella in each cookie go back and spread it. It will have melted a bit and be much easier to spread.



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33 comments:

  1. oh, yum!! I never get tired of nutella. :)

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  2. I will have the nutella on its own please - the only edible thing I do not like is peanut butter :-( Diane

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  3. I would totally go for your Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Cups right NOW! so delicious!:)

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  4. Oh gosh, these look amazingly delicious! Want some right NOW!

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  5. Genius! Love that they are in a mini muffin pan. Definitely going to have to try these!

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  6. i think the mere sight of this has done the job, no bell ringing necessary! :) drool~

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  7. I started drooling at the picture. Amazing!

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  8. As soon as you said nutella and PB in the same sentence I was hooked. Looks amazing!

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  9. HAPPY to find you too, my friend

    GREAT blog and am so Happy to follow

    kary
    :-)

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  10. Wow, these look amazingly wonderful!! PB & Nutella = Heaven! Wonderful photos!

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  11. Those look terrific! I am a big fan of Nutella. That combo sounds wonderful.

    Nice blog you have!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  12. Oh my... This looks like a perfect treat for weekend breakfast! I'm off to get a spoonful of nutella...

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  13. These little bites look absolutely fabulous! I love peanut butter and nutella together- I bet these are scrumptious!

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  14. Ring that bell and I will come running for these little cookie cups for sure! Two of my favorite flavors rolled into one.

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  15. this sounds so yummy! perfect combo hands down!

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  16. I am loving the Nutella craze going on lately. These are definitely going down on my must make list. My niece would go heads over heels for these! Yum!

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  17. AHHHH! Delicious looking! I love these cookies. They taste sooo good :)

    nialangleyspeaks.blogspot.com

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  18. WOW. I NEED a couple of those! PS~ every time I read your title I get a BIG smile. I definitely fit into that category!

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  19. Yikes! These are more of a cross between muffins and cookies and I'm not complaining. This look fantastic. Definitely saving the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. O.....M.....G. I think I have died and gone to heaven. *wonders if it is too late to start baking now*

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  21. So glad you enjoyed the recipe! They look perfect. I may have to whip up another batch today. Ding

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  22. Ok, not only do these cookies look utterly amazing but your intro to them had me laughing (and yearning for them!). Psychology worked.

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  23. Looks scrumptious! I don't do peanut butter very often but I'll definitely try it with almond butter. Thanks for the post!

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  24. Awwww, my grandmother used to make those classic cookies with mini Reese's in the center. These remind me of her!

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  25. just made these!!! Cookies in a mini muffin tin, so adorable, and opens up a whole new world of ideas!! Thankyou for a great recipie!!

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  26. So good! And they were easy too

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  27. Hi..I made this morning. Had to use smooth peanut butter and no sugar. They turned out delish and I doubled the recipe. I did however use a tip of a knife to put the chocolate into the cookie cup (just worked better for me). I will be making these again..its a keeper!
    Sherry Rook/Pinterest

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