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Reese’s peanut butter cups (I can’t remember how many cookies this recipe makes. If you make them let me know and we will add it to the recipe. It will be helpful to know how many peanut butter cups are needed)

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup softened margarine or butter

and beat till light and fluffy, whether by hand or in an electric mixer.


1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 large egg (room temperature)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend for several minutes.

Add dry ingredients:

1 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt, more if peanut butter is unsalted

and fold in. Batter will be fairly soft. Chill dough. Also, chill Reese’s peanut butter cups.

To bake: Preheat oven to 350 F.

Bring dough out at the same time you start the oven preheating. I sometimes use this time to unwrap the peanut butter cups (which I put back in the fridge … this is the one thing you want cold). I use my trusty 1″ scoop to portion it out. Try for a scant fill (around half the scoop) as that means that you will get more cookies.