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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

The perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate in a cookie!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Cookies
Servings: 40
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand


  • Mixing Bowl


  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 40 miniature Reese's peanut butter cups (unwrapped)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk with the creamed butters and sugar.
  • Add in the flour mixture with the wet mixture; mix well.
  • Shape into 40 balls and place each ball into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
  • Bake for about 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Let the cookies cool, then carefully remove from pan.


  • As long as you are using a non-stick pan, your cookies should be just fine without adding any non-stick cooking spray.  The peanut butter has enough oil in it that the cookies should slide right out.  However, if you are worried about it, feel free to lightly spray the muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • To remove them, take a small knife and just run it on the outside of the cookie to make sure nothing is sticking to the pan. Then take a spoon or fork, and carefully pop them out of their hole, holding it steady with your other hand so the melted chocolate peanut butter cup stays in place.


Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg