Peanut Butter Cup Skillet Cookie

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This peanut butter treat was dreamed up while trying to decide which delicious dessert to make for Andy on his birthday last week. Every year I make him a birthday treat, and every year it involves chocolate and peanut butter since that is Andy's favorite flavor combo.

The first year he lived in Tampa, and the first time I got to bake for him on his birthday, I went a little overboard. A brownie base peanut butter cheesecake, drizzled in peanut butter and topped with peanut butter cup chunks. I guess I just wanted to make sure that he'd learn early on that he'd made a good choice in choosing to move across the country to be with me.

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Being the food blogger that I am, I tested out this recipe a few days before Andy's birthday to make sure it came out correctly. What a nightmare it would be to have made this the night of his birthday and it be disgusting, and for 2017 to be remembered as the year Emily failed at making a birthday dessert.

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All my stress was unnecessary and the cookie turned out perfect. We obviously had to sample several slices to ensure that it tasted good. Can't be too careful about these things. When his actual birthday came on Thursday I baked the skillet cookie once again, and apologized that he had to eat his birthday cake twice. Of course he looked at me like I was crazy because why wouldn't he want an opportunity to eat two giant skillet peanut butter cookies in one week?


Peanut Butter Cup Skillet Cookie

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup melted butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 10 peanut butter cups, roughly chopped
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your skillet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugars.
  3. To your bowl, add the egg, egg yolk, vanilla and peanut butter.
  4. Slowly stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and half of the peanut butter cup chunks.
  6. Press evenly into your skillet, adding the remaining peanut butter cups to the top.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.