I’ve made Nutella chocolate cups and Biscoff chocolate cups, so I thought it was about time I made the original peanut butter cups.

Unlike the store bought ones, these have fresh peanut butter, which is runnier than the paste that is used in Reese’s and other brands. But using fresh peanut butter tastes better and is easier.

Attention fans of American Idol and Chips Ahoy products, I’ve got a great giveaway opportunity!

CHIPS AHOY! and RITZ are sponsors of the AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour 2012. The AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour is a great chance to see your favorites Idol finalists in concert, including winner Phillip Phillips, San Diegan Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh and DeAndre Brackensick.

American Idol is currently on tour and the concert tour will be in San Diego this Thursday, July 26th. Chips Ahoy! and Ritz  gave me the opportunity to do a giveaway on the blog. The giveaway is for two tickets to the San Diego show and some yummy Chips Ahoy treats too.

Because the concert is so soon this giveaway will be a super quick one. You must enter by Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 5pm PST. I will then choose a winner and contact them via email. You must respond and provide me with your mailing address by 9am Wednesday July 25, 2012 so that I can forward the information to Chips Ahoy representative and they can overnight you the package of goodies and tickets in time for the show.

If you don’t win this giveaway, you can head to www.nabiscospotlight.com for another chance to win.

I’ve been in a shortbread cookie mood lately. Not quite sure why, other than the fact that they are delicious.

This one is a revisit of one I made previously, only I decided to make round ones instead of rectangle ones. I like how they look like mini chocolate chip cookies.

The espresso powder is optional. I’ve made a version without it. I happen to love the taste of coffee so I like the espresso version.

These cookies are easy to make and keep for a while. Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth little morsels. Yummy.