Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I believe most people love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  Here is one incredible cookie that packs in both flavors.  Absolutely cute and delicious!

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1½ cups plus 2 Tbl flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup finely chopped honey roasted peanuts
36 miniature Peanut Butter Cups, frozen and unwrapped
1/4 cup peanut butter baking chips
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp shortening

Preheat oven to 350°.  In microwave safe bowl, combine semi-sweet chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate and microwave at 50% for about 2 minutes, stop and stir every 30 seconds until smooth and melted.  Cool slightly.  Cream sugar and butter in large bowl.  Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until blended and crumbly.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, then salt and vanilla.  Reduce speed to low.  Add chocolate slowly, mix until well blended.  Stir in flour and soda until well blended.  Scoop dough into 1¼” balls with small cookie scoop.  Roll in chopped peanuts.  Place on ungreased baking sheets.  Bake for 8 minutes or until set. Press a frozen peanut butter cup into center of each cookie immediately upon removing from the oven.  Press cookie up against peanut butter cup if desired for appearance, but do not touch peanut butter cup again since it is now melting, it must remain intact.  Cool completely.  Melt peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and shortening in microwave at 50% for 1½ minutes, stir every seconds until smooth and melted.  Put melted peanut butter chocolate mixture in plastic baggie, snip corner and drizzle back and forth over cookies.  Allow to set up.  Makes 3 dozen.

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