8.18.2009

Mini Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes With Chocolate Chips


What's better than peanut butter cupcakes? Well, for starters, peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate. And then for good measure, miniature peanut butter cupcakes with chocolate. In my opinion the best desserts are small and chocolate-laden.

As you know from seeing my ladybug cupcakes, I recently bought Martha Stewart's Cupcakes. Every time I flip through the book, I am tempted to make something. These peanut butter cookie cupcakes caught my eye because I wasn't quite in the mood for a cupcake, but the idea of cookie cupcakes intrigued me. A nice cross between a cookie and a cupcake, they came out a bit more dense than normal cupcakes.


The cupcakes are modeled after those peanut butter cookies we've all seen, had, or made in our lives -- the ones with the fork marks on top. I thought they looked adorable.


You can find the recipe on Martha's Web site, but she did forget one very important ingredient, so toss in a couple handfuls of chocolate chips after you mix in the sour cream. I used semisweet, but I'm sure milk chocolate or even bittersweet would be delicious as well.

And if you want to go real crazy, make minis instead of regular size muffins. And while you're thinking mini, tossing some mini chips on top of your frosted cookies (un-fork-marked ones) is quite delicious and looks really good too.


I actually did these cupcakes three ways: some frosted with the fork marks, some frosted with the mini chips, and some unfrosted.



All went over really well with the boyfriends' softball team and with my coworkers, as well as with the two of us. I mean really, can anyone resist the combination of peanut butter and chocolate in a nice bite-size portion?

Oh, and if you're a milk drinker, have a glass ready to go with these. The frosting is quite sticky!

27 comments:

  1. Wow, these look delicious!

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  2. I just licked my screen - these are amazing

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  3. All you need to go with them is a little milk!

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  4. I like the fork marks on top! I love peanut butter and chocolate. I want you to know you inspired me with the cupcake thing... you will laugh when you read my upcoming post venturing into cupcake land. Let's just say I had a brief visit :). Hopefully will get caught up posting this week.

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  5. Thanks, guys!

    Kat - So happy I inspired you! Can't wait to read your cupcake post.

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  6. These look so good! I love peanut butter and chocolate combinations!

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  7. i love the ones with the crossmarks like pb cookies :) so cute!

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  8. Looks amazing, I love the fork marks on the cupcakes and the ones with chocolate chips are also very pretty. I've been planning on making some peanut butter cookies, but haven't gotten around to it. Your recipe is motivation for me to get to baking. I too use to eat peanut butter cookies all the time as a kid.

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  9. These look great! I like how you didn't simply frost every cupcake the same, a bit of variety always creates interest.

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  10. I love peanut butter + chocolate! Don't you love Martha's cupcake book? =)

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  11. These are darling! I love the frosting with the fork marks! 0)

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  12. Oh how I love PB and chocolate! These are so cute.

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  13. PB & chocolate are the best, I must say!

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  14. The fork marks on the top are so super cute! They look like the perfect PB and chocolate cupcakes!

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  15. Now you just need ones with a single Hershey kiss in the middle.

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  16. the forks marks... such a cute idea

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  17. These are so pretty! What a sweet treat! yummm!!!

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  18. My best friend and I make peanut butter cupcakes together ALL THE TIME, and then argue about which topping is better: chocolate ganache (her favorite) or mixed berry jam (my fave)!

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  19. Bite-sized portions are SO wonderful (and SO dangerous -- ha!)

    These are adorable and look so yummy! MMmm!!

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  20. you can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate! My husband, however, doesn't like peanut butter in cookies! How crazy is that? I think I might find out if he likes peanut butter cupcakes in the near future... :)

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  21. Just stumbled across your blog and am drooling over those cupcakes! Peanut butter anything is the best!

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  22. Just found your wonderful blog. Love this flavor combination!!

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  23. Megan..peanut butter and chocolate totally slays me, and tnese look magnificent! Speaking of a cookie cupcake, I actually saw one where a chewy peanut butter cookie was on top, between chocolate and peanut butter ganache. I have to try and recreate it!

    Finally, yes, the berries and buttermilk pudding recipe is probably from Bon Appetit or Gourmet, since I got it off of Epicurious.com :)

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  24. These look great! I like how you didn't simply frost every cupcake the same, a bit of variety always creates interest.

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  25. I love peanut butter + chocolate! Don't you love Martha's cupcake book? =)

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