Peanut Butter, Nutella and Marshmallow Cookie Cups
So after I made the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake with Reese’s, I ate peanut butter, nutella and marshmallow fluff sandwiches for lunch for a week straight. The hubs started giving me weird looks. I still don’t really know why. I mean – is it that weird to moan when eating one of those sandwiches? I don’t think so.
Then I decided to channel my obsession into something even more delicious – a peanut butter cup-shaped cookie filled with nutella and topped with a marshmallow. Could there possibly be a better cookie?
Eating this cookie cup is like eating a naughty peanut butter nutella smore. Seriously. The peanut butter cookie is the graham cracker, the nutella is the chocolate and the marshmallow is…well the marshmallow is the marshmallow. Duh.
So delicious and melty in your mouth. Just as moan inducing as the sandwich. More, actually. Particularly when warm.
And if you’re thinking they are difficult to make – nothing could be further from the truth.
It’s your classic peanut butter cookie. Make the dough and refrigerate overnight. Then shape into balls of cookie dough that are about the size of a ping pong ball. Flatten the balls into discs about 2.5 to 3 inches wide (wide enough to fit into a cupcake pan and go about half way up the sides) and then press the dough into a greased cupcake pan.
Bake them and allow to cool (if you can keep yourself from eating the warm peanut butter cookies. A few of mine never made it to the nutella stage 🙂 ).
Add a couple teaspoons of nutella and then melt a marshmallow on top. To melt the marshmallows, stand them up like a barrel. They don’t fall flat on their own, but once they heat up and brown on top a bit, you take the cookies out of the oven and use a fork to gently pat the marshmallow down.
Then you have the perfect cookie cup! Drool worthy for sure!
Peanut butter cookie modified from Simply Recipes