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Peanut Butter Cup Toffee Chunk Cookies

by on July 27, 2010 · 17 comments

I love perusing the bulk bins at various super markets to see what’s new. My latest spotting was miniature peanut butter cups – the tiny ones like you get in peanut butter cup ice cream. First I saw them at a store called Sprouts and later found them at H.E.B., so I guess they’re catching on. And why wouldn’t they? They’re perfect for cookies, cupcakes, and just about anything involving a peanut butter chocolate theme.

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This morning I used them in these cookies, which also include toffee chunks. The recipe is adapted from this issue of Every Day Food that I can’t throw away. Anyway, these were a great little snack. They’re light, crispy on the edges, but tender. I’d say more, but I burned my finger and it hurts to type.

peanut butter toffee cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Toffee Chunk Cookies

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, I used a Natural type (Skippy)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
3/4 cups all purpose flour, spooned and level (a little over 3 oz)
1/3 cup miniature peanut butter cups
1 Heath toffee bar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the peanut butter and vanilla, scraping bowl often, then beat in the baking soda and salt. Reduce mixer speed to low or by hand, add the egg. By hand, stir in the flour. When flour is incorporated, add peanut butter cups and toffee bar.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 15-18 minutes. Let cool on a rack. Makes about 24.

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Published on July 27, 2010

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Rebecca July 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Trader Joe’s also has those little peanut butter cups. They’re dangerous!

Sue July 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Awwww. Sorry about the burned fingers!!!
The little pb cups are so cute. I hope they find their way to my area! I wonder if they’d work in your PB cookie recipe instead of the pb chips!
These cookies look great!!

Louise July 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm

We can get Reese’s ones of these at Christmas in 12 oz. bags just like chocolate chips. We’ve had them for several years. I buy a couple extra bags and throw them in the freezer for future use.

Katrina July 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Those look like fun! I have seen the Reese’s bags, but only during the holidays. I love looking around at all the goodies in bulk and candy aisles, too.

Ashley July 27, 2010 at 4:01 pm

What cute little peanut butter cups! I love that you combined them with toffee in a cookie.

Tara July 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I definitely need to keep my eye out for some of these! Although, I might eat them straight up. :-\

Sarah July 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm

aww, those are so cute! i’ll have to keep an eye out for them. these cookies look great!

vanillasugar July 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm

you know anna i love those too, but have yet to find a good one. the min ones at trader joes are awful–cheap choco is used. i wish i could find ones with really good choco you know?

Shannon July 27, 2010 at 8:04 pm

How funny that you would post this recipe today! I found these mini PB cups in the bulk section at my grocery store and got a bag of them on the weekend to use in icecream sundaes. Well I had lots left over, and was going to make a giant cookie cake for my son’s Birthday tomorrow and use these in it, along with M&M’s and various chips etc. Anyway today while everyone out, I ended up sitting and eating the whole bag of the PB cups, so needless to say, we will not be having them in our giant cookie tomorrow. I will however get some more at point, the whole time I was eating them, I couldn’t help but think how good they would be baked in something!

Carol A, July 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm

So good. I had gotten some of those at Trader Joes awhile back, and used them in one of your great big copy cat recipes. Ridiculously delicious. A friend on mine who ate one said it was the best cookie she ever had.

Thanks for reminding me of these!

Cookie Sleuth July 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I love those peanut butter cups from the bulk bin! Right now it’s the yogurt covered raisins I’m addicted to. Great cookies!

cakelaw July 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

These sound fabulous – but I am pretty sure I’d gobble up all the mini peanut butter cups before they ever made it to the cookies.

Katie July 28, 2010 at 10:28 am

Aww they are so cute and make delicious looking cookies. Wish we could get them in the UK

Francesca July 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm

These cookies look amazing! I know I’d love them! Peanut butter cups are my favorite!!!! I would love to stuff a whole bag (or 2) into a creamy cheesecake! Yummy! Great job! :)

Lora July 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Oh just yummy yum yum.

Bakericious July 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm

the cookies look great

Mags July 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Bookmarking this recipe. They look absolutely delicious!

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