There’s no real reason for making these cookies. No special occasion. No person to gift them to. Really, I just wanted to eat them.
I first saw the recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies at Mom on Time Out and had the tab with the recipe pulled up on it since they were posted a week ago. Drooling. I mean seriously… peanut butter, chocolate and Reese’s. Yes, please!
So yeah… I guess you could say that my drooling was the reason for these cookies. My family didn’t appreciate my constant salivation…. or having to pass me a tissue every five minutes.
I didn’t have the same mini peanut butter cups that the Mom on Time Out recipe called for… but I did have a bag of Reese’s that were slightly larger. So… I made due. Oh… and I added peanut butter chips and espresso and used dark chocolate.
Yeah… you read that right. ALL that went into these cookies. Now you see why they’re called Loaded Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies.
PS… these only lasted one day before my family ate them all. One day. (I may or may not have eaten 1/2 of them myself.) Next time… I double this recipe!