Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies
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Yield: 24-30 cookies (depending on size)
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • about 30 chocolate hearts (I used the peanut butter filled ones)
  1. Place the un-wrapped peanut butter cups in the freezer to make them easier to handle. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk.
  3. Gradually the flour mixture; mix until just combined. Scoop dough into 1½ inch sized portions and roll into balls and then coat in sugar, place on cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for about 9 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate into each. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.*
*I like to put the hot cookies into the freezer for a few minutes so the cookie doesn't melt the chocolate too much. Otherwise it can take quite a long time for the chocolate to solidfy again and the cookies won't stack easily.

Recipe adapted from: AllRecipes
Recipe by The Baker Chick at