If you like super soft, melt-in-your mouth, easy cookies, these are for you.
Is there anyone who doesn’t like those things? I hope not.
The cookie cups are ready from start to finish in 20 minutes.
Faster than going to the grocery store to buy dough-in-a-tube when you’re struck with an overwhelming desire for cookies, immediately. You can relate, right.
Baking cookies in a muffin pan is one of the best tricks out there. If you’ve ever had problems with cookies that spread all over your baking sheet, it’s impossible here. There’s no where for the cookies to spread because the dough is contained in the muffin cavity.
Another nice thing is that you don’t have to chill the dough before baking. I recommend dough chilling with almost all my cookie recipes so they don’t spread, but it’s not necessary here.
And it’s such simple dough to make. You don’t need a mixer and can stir it together by hand in minutes. Melt butter, add an egg, sugars, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients, chocolate chips, and you’re ready to bake.
I made these while at my home in Aruba. My kitchen here is small, hot, has the world’s most uneven-heating oven that also runs ferociously hot, and is in Celsius. Fun times.
I baked them for 11 minutes at 350F and they’re incredibly soft, melty, and squishy. I’m no stranger to this oven producing supremely melty, gooey things.
Given the humidity, they continued to get softer as time passed and fell a bit in the center. In normal ovens and climates, I think about 12 minutes would be ideal, but use your judgment. If you like crunchier cookies, bake longer.
There’s a hint of chewiness around the edges, which is a nice contrast to the super soft centers.
Pass the napkins and enjoy.
Have a nice holiday if you’re celebrating. I’ll be celebrating with cookies and as many of these as possible.
If you like super soft, melt-in-your mouth, easy cookies, these are for you. You don't need a mixer, can stir the dough together by hand, and the cookie cups are ready from start to finish in under a half hour. If you’ve ever had problems with cookies that spread all over your baking sheet, it’s impossible here because the muffin pan prevents it. They’re rich, dense, and there’s enough peanut butter to provide a nice, mellow peanut butter flavor profile without being overwhelmed by it. There’s a hint of chewiness around the edges which is a nice contrast to the super soft centers.
Yield: 12 cookie cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: about 11 to 12 minutes
Total Time: about 30 minutes, for cooling
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I recommend storebought and not homemade which is much runnier)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch teaspoon salt, optional and to taste
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
Adapted from Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
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