The recipe is from Jodi and some years ago she had emailed it to me. The problem is that I have no idea which account the email was in or (more problematic) if I still used that account. I even called her but she said that after she sent it to me, she probably didn't have it anymore. I had some small hope that I had blogged about it in the past and had put the actual recipe on the blog. I had blogged it here but no recipe was included. (Btw, that link includes a picture of me when I was somehow much, much younger.)
So, to make a long story short, I'm blogging the recipe right here and now so that I can find it again in the future. Take care before trying this one out, it's very yummy and the cookies are heavy.
- 1.5 c. packed brown sugar
- 1 c. (2 sticks) butter or margarine, room temp
- 3/4 c. peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- 1.5 c. flour
- 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1/4 t. salt (optional)
- 2 c. quick or old fashioned oats
- 1 pkg (9 ounces) peanut butter cups
In large bowl, beat together sugar, butter and peanut butter until creamy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in separate bowl.
Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Unwrap candy, cut into fourths.
Stir in oats and candy; mix well.
Drop 1/4 cupfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 12-14 minutes.
As I said, they're a bit on the heavy side. Two or three of them make a meal. But they're also very, very yummy. Heidi, I'm one step closer to paying off my side of the bet.