Guten-Free Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are sweet, with creamy peanut butter, a touch of salt and melting chocolate in every bite. They're wildly delicious and will be deemed the best peanut butter cookies ever by everyone who tries them.
*Makes about 2 1/2-dozen cookies / about 2 cookies per serving
Preheat the oven to 350°F, adjust two racks towards the center, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Use a 1-inch cookie scoop (or a teaspoon), to add dollops of dough, a few inches apart, on one of the parchment-lined baking sheets. Place one of the peanut butter cups on top of each one. Now, using the same 1-inch cookie scoop (or a teaspoon), add another dollop of the dough on top of the peanut butter cup.
Now pick up each bundle and gently roll it between your hands, just until the sides of dough seal themselves and the peanut butter cup is totally hidden. Try to keep track of the peanut butter cup, so that you know when you place the ball down on the baking sheet, either the top or bottom is up -- the candy should not be sideways! Continue until both baking sheets are filled.
Sprinkle each one with the coarse sea salt and then bake in the preheated 350°F oven for approximately 10 minutes, just until the cookies have flattened out and no longer look wet.
Reeses Mini Peanut Butter Cups are great, and the Trader Joe's (milk or dark) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups also work very well.