Peanut Butter Cup Cookies



2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup Crisco butter flavored baking stick
1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs (I use jumbo size)
2 cups peanut butter cups, chopped


  1. Cut peanut butter cups into quarters and place in the freezer.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl, set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream together Crisco butter flavored stick, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, beating in one at a time.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  5. Remove peanut butter cups from the freezer and add to the dough. Mix well. Place bowl into the refrigerator for 1-3 hours, or longer, if time permits.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Drop dough by rounded teaspoon or cookie scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes, checking at 12 minutes.


Until next time, Kris