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Imagine a decadent and rich truffle center surrounded by a peanut butter cookie then add just a hint of salt. The filling is lightly spiced with allspice, which works really well with the peanut cookie.
We used store-bought peanut butter cookie dough, but you can just as easily use your favorite homemade cookie dough. I’m particularly interested in making a Snickerdoodle version with our homemade snickerdoodles cookie dough.
This recipe was originally developed and shared with Pillsbury.
Recipe updated, originally posted December 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Salted Chocolate Truffle Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
We used store-bought peanut butter cookie dough, but you can just as easily use your favorite homemade cookie dough. You will need just less than a tablespoon of dough for each cup.
You Will Need
1 (16-ounce) package Pillsbury Simply Peanut Butter refrigerated cookies
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Course or flaky sea salt for topping cups
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 32 mini muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray. Break each cookie dough round in half and place 1/2 a cookie dough round in each muffin cup. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Using the end of a wooden spoon, carefully press into center of each cookie to make a 1-inch-wide indentation.
Add chocolate, allspice and fine salt to a medium, heat-safe bowl. Add cream to a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and immediately pour over chocolate, leave for 20 seconds, then stir until the chocolate and cream come together and the mixture is shiny.
Fill each cookie cup with about 1 tablespoon of chocolate-cream mixture. Gently cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool until set in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. Once set, sprinkle a few granules of course sea salt on top.