With brown butter! But mini brown butter peanut butter chocolate chip cookie cups was just far too long and unwieldy of a title. In fact it’s still probably too long, but I really couldn’t take anything else out. There were just too many good things in these little cookies to have a title of a normal length! Oh well.
On to the cookies! These little cookie cups are amazing. They’re chewy and full of just enough peanut butter flavour and chocolate chips, plus a bit of a caramelized note from the brown butter.
Isn’t brown butter just the best thing ever? If you haven’t discovered how wonderful it is yet, you NEED to try it. Put it on popcorn. Then come back and tell me how annoying it is that you can’t eat popcorn with regular old melted butter anymore. It’s just too good with brown butter. At least that’s me, now that I’ve tried it with brown butter, I annoy myself by turning making popcorn into a 15 minute event rather than the 5 it should really take. Oh well. It’s amazing, you’ll see, totally worth it!
Anyways, we were talking about cookies. Sorry, I got sidetracked. These cookies. So good. And if you don’t want to bother browning the butter, you don’t need to, you can just use melted butter and they’ll turn out fine. But as you can tell from my little segue about it, I obviously prefer the browned butter!
Also, you can either fill the mini muffin cups totally full to the top, and you’ll get cookies like the ones in the pictures, with the top of the cookie just over the top of the muffin tin when they’re baked. Or you can fill them 2/3 full and you’ll obviously get more cookies, but they won’t rise over the lip of the muffin cup then and will be quite small. So just be aware that if you want them to look like the pictures, then fill them to the top and you’ll get about 2 dozen cookies. They don’t rise much so you don’t need to worry about filling them right up. And don’t over bake them, or they won’t be chewy!
We loved these little cookie cups. Chewy, peanut buttery, chocolatey, and a cute little shape. Can’t ask for much more from a cookie!