Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are the perfect little treat. Mini peanut butter cups are baked right into tart shaped cookies for a delicious bite-sized dessert. Everyone will eat these Reese’s Cup Cookies right up because no one can resist chocolate peanut butter cookies!

Peanut butter cup cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are a delicious Christmas treat. No one can resist the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, especially in the form of a bite-sized cookie!

Every year we make these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies, and every year they are a HIT. They always seem to be EVERYONE’s favorite cookie! For all of my fellow peanut butter lovers out there, these Reese’s Cup cookies are for you! 

These chocolate peanut butter cookies are kind of like mini tartlets. I never know what to call this recipe because it fits both categories. It really is a cookie in tartlet form. But that doesn’t really matter, does it? What matters is how TASTY and EASY these peanut butter cup cookies are. 

They make such a great Christmas cookie and they’re so fun for parties. The cookies are baked in mini muffin tins to give them their perfect little shape without any hassle. When you bite into the chocolate, you will be blown away!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are the perfect little chocolate peanut butter cookies to bake this Christmas!

 

flour and peanut butter in a clear mixing bowl

balls of cookie dough in a mini muffin tin

Reese’s Cup Cookies

I think everyone has had a peanut butter cup before. If you haven’t, go buy a package and eat them now. You can thank me later. They’re one of the best candies and the mini bite-sized ones are perfect for cookies!

These Reese’s Cup Cookies are so fun to make and so fun to eat! Just make the dough, bake, and then stuff the peanut butter cups in. The outside cookie has the perfect texture to complement the creamy, chocolate peanut butter cups inside. Yum!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Ingredients:

  • Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt

Basically it’s just all your typical baking ingredients, most of which you probably already have. So go out and buy a package of the peanut butter cups (let’s be honest, you were probably going to buy a package anyways), and get to baking! 

Reese's cup cookies arranged on a table

peanut butter cup cookies arranged on a cooling rack

How to Make Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

These peanut butter cup cookies have everything going for it: chocolate and peanut butter with a peanut butter cookie crust…the perfect flavor combo, and it comes together in such a cute little package. Prepare to impress everyone with these babies!

How to make Reese Cup Cookies:

  1. Cream together peanut butter and butter, then add in sugar and dark brown sugar and continue mixing.
  2. Beat in the egg and then add the vanilla extract.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl, then mix into the other mixture.
  4. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them in the mini muffin tins.
  5. Bake about 8-10 minutes at 375°F.
  6. Remove them from the oven and push a mini peanut butter cup into each cookie.
  7. Let them set in the muffin tin for a couple of minutes, then remove them and place them on a cooling rack.

So easy, right? The dough is so simple to make, baking time is short, and then they’re all done and ready to eat!

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peanut butter cup cookies

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Who can resist the combination of chocolate peanut butter? I know I can’t! Anything with those two flavors is a win in my book. These Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are absolutely delicious, and kind of addicting since they’re (almost) bite-sized. I could just keep popping these in my mouth one by one until they’re gone!

Make these tasty chocolate peanut butter cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve so that you can keep them all to yourself!

peanut butter cup cookies stacked on top of each other

Merry Christmas! We hope you enjoy these peanut butter cup cookies as much as we do!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. Enjoy!

 

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5 from 8 votes
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are the perfect little treat. Mini peanut butter cups are baked right into tart shaped cookies for a delicious bite-sized dessert. Everyone will eat these Reese's Cup Cookies right up because no one can resist chocolate peanut butter cookies!
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are the perfect little treat. Mini peanut butter cups are baked right into tart shaped cookies for a delicious bite-sized dessert. Everyone will eat these Reese's Cup Cookies right up because no one can resist chocolate peanut butter cookies!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cup cookies, reeses cup cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. Butter - unsalted and at room temperature
  • 1/2 c. Peanut Butter - I prefer Jif Creamy
  • 1/2 c. Dark Brown Sugar - firmly packed
  • 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 c. Flour
  • 3/4 t. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1/4 t. Coarse Sea Salt opt.
  • Reeses Miniature Peanut Butter Cups - 1 package
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare the mini-cupcake tins by spraying with cooking spray.
  3. Cream butter and peanut butter until totally combined.
  4. Add both sugars and cream together for 3 minutes.
  5. Add egg and beat until well combined.
  6. Add vanilla and blend.
  7. Combine the flour, baking soda and salts.
  8. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
  9. Mix just until the flour mixture is well incorporated, but do not over-mix.
  10. Roll into 1-inch balls and place one in each mini-muffin cup.
  11. Bake 8 1/2-10 minutes - just until they start turning a little darker brown.
  12. Remove from the oven and press one peanut butter cup into the middle of each muffin.
  13. Let cool and set for 2 minutes, then remove carefully (I use a thin table knife) and place on a cooling rack.
  14. If the cookies fall apart when trying to remove from the pan, wait another minute and they should come out okay.)
  15. These freeze well. The taste will stay the same, but the chocolate might have a little bit different look.
  16. ENJOY!!

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Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 82mg 3%
Potassium 56mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Tara
Any recipe that combines chocolate and peanut butter is my fave!
Lori
These are the best! All time fave.
Jamielyn
I LOVE these cookies! So simple and delicious!
Rachael Yerkes
We love these so much! We make them all the time! So super good!
Jocelyn
Our kids love these cookies and ask for them for every holiday!!!
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