Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Chocolate PB Fudge Filled Banana Cookie Cups
You'd think I'd be tired of cookie cups by now, right? But, I'm not because with each new flavor, it just seems to get better and better. With each one, I find a new favorite and this one is no exception. I took the banana cookie cups from my previous experiment, the Giant Bullseye Cookie Cups, and filled them with a mixture of chocolate and peanut butter (i.e. my Muddy Buddy mixture). Then, I drizzled them with more melted peanut butter.
If you love banana peanut butter sandwiches, then you're gonna love these. The chocolate-peanut butter filling, when chilled, becomes just like fudge and paired with the delicious chewy cookie cup, it is everything my tastebuds could have hoped for. I am totally in love with these cookie cups, at least until a new cookie cup creation comes along.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Banana Cookie Cups (created by Sweet as Sugar Cookies)
Banana Cookie Cups (adapted from The Kitchn)
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. mashed bananas
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the bananas and egg and mix well. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix till combined.
Grease mini muffin tins. Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full with the cookie dough. Bake at 350F for 12-15 min. until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove the muffin tin from the oven. If the cookies have risen above the muffin cup, simply use a spoon to flatten them down so they are level with the muffin cups. While still warm, make a small dent in the center of each one with a spoon or your finger. Chill the muffin tin in the fridge for at least 30-60 min. before removing the cookie cups.
Makes approximately 36 cookie cups
Chocolate Peanut Butter Filling (Sweet as Sugar Cookies)
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
Melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter in the microwave or in a double boiler. Stir together to combine.
To assemble the cookie cups:
When the cookie cups have cooled, pipe in the chocolate-peanut butter filling. Drizzle with melted peanut butter, if desired. If you'd like them to look extra pretty, you could even stick a banana chip into the filling. Chill in the fridge to set the chocolate filling (it'll become just like fudge).