A Monster of a Cookie
What do you get when you combine a chocolate chip cookie, a brownie, and a peanut butter cup?
One monster of a cookie!
Thanks to my Pinterest obsession, I found this recipe for Chocolate Chip-Brownie-Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Goodness.
According to the recipe, you will need three ingredients:
- 1 package of refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough (Look for the package of 24 squares, not the tube)
- 1 box of brownie mix, prepared according to directions on box
- Peanut Butter Cups (I used 12 in my recipe)
1. Be sure to GREASE your pan. These cookies are tricky to get out of the pan if you don’t. I even recommend using cupcake liners if you use a muffin pan. But, you can also use one of those edge-less brownie pans (show in the Pinterest recipe link above). I used a regular muffin pan and overly greased each well with margarine.
2. Press 1.5 squares of chocolate chip cookie dough into the bottom of each well in the muffin pan.
3. Place an unwrapped, peanut butter cup in each well, upside down.
4. Prepare brownie mix according to box directions and fill each well ¾ of the way full. You want to make sure you do not over fill here. Overfilling will make it a disaster trying to get these out of the pan. Trust me. Shake the pan from side to side to ensure that you cover the peanut butter cup completely with brownie batter.
5. What to do with left over ingredients? Since I only had 12 peanut butter cups, I had left over cookie dough and brownie mix. I used another muffin pan and made individual brownies and chocolate chip cookies.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes or until brownie batter is set. This may take 20-25 minutes. Once the top of each cookie stops giggling, the brownie batter should be set and the cookies should be done. Try inserting a toothpick into one of the cookies (towards the outer edge) to test doneness.
I know you may want to immediately eat these monster cookies right when they come out of the oven. However, I urge you to resist the temptation and let them cool completely before removing from the muffin pan. If you want to speed up the process, pop each muffin pan into the fridge. As I learned, this will make it easier to remove each cookie from the muffin pan in somewhat of a solid form.
While making this recipe, I thought of some other variations. If peanut butter cups aren’t your thing, try another type of candy… Snickers… Mallo Cups… or even other cookies, like any variety of Oreos. Let’s be honest, you can probably put anything in between a chocolate chip cookie and a brownie and make one amazing, monster cookie. The options are endless!