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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup CookiesPeanut butter cup candies add a delightful surprise in these chewy chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter (not reduced fat)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 (9-ounce) package minature peanut butter cup candies (about 35), unwrapped, cut into halves or quarters

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Beat sugar, butter and peanut butter in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. Add combined flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix well. Add oats and candy; mix well.
  3. Drop dough by level 1/4 cup portions 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until cookies are slightly firm to the touch. (Do not overbake.) Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.