Reese’s peanut butter cup cookies are amazing and the perfect recipe for peanut butter fans. Chocolate and peanut butter come together for a heavenly treat.

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These peanut butter cookies are stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Cups for the ultimate cookie. Anything with peanut butter is always a good idea. We also love Peanut Butter Cake Mix cookies for another easy cookie recipe. I’m a busy mom and love that I have time make these desserts along with Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie.

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Why we love this recipe

The peanut butter combined with chocolate make for a delicious and decadent dessert. Not only is this recipe delicious but it is so easy to make as well.

Ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Butter, softened
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Packed Brown Sugar
  • Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cup

If you skip to the bottom, you will find the complete ingredient list and recipe instructions.

Variations

  • Try adding chocolate chips to the peanut butter cookie mixture. 
  • Peanut butter chips are also tasty in cookies.
  • We used creamy peanut butter but you can try other variations. We recommend using Crunchy Peanut Butter.
  • Try using White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.
  • Instead of making peanut butter cookies, you can use store bought peanut butter cookie dough.
  • Use Hershey Chocolate Kisses.
  • Rolo’s Candy is a great alternative.
  • Mini Butterfingers or mini Snickers.
  • Top with sprinkles for the holiday or party that you are celebrating.

How to make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  • Step 1. Prepare Oven – First, preheat oven to 350 to 375 degrees.
  • Step 2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. 
Butter, sugar and peanut butter being creamed together.

Step 3. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk in a large bowl.

Wet and dry ingredients combined together.

Step 4. Mix dry and wet ingredients together with a hand mixer.

Cookie dough in muffin pan.

Step 5. Shape into 1 inch balls using a cookie scoop. Then place into a greased mini muffin tin (or use paper liners).

Cookies in muffin tin topped with peanut butter cups.

Step 6. Bake the cookies then remove from oven. Immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool completely and carefully remove from pan.

Tips for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  • Cookie Scoops – We love to use cookie scoops to shape the cookie dough into 1 inch balls. This  makes it so quick and easy. If you are still scooping cookies with two spoons, you really need to get yourself some stainless steel scoops!
  • Freeze Peanut Butter Cups – To prevent the peanut butter cups from falling apart, we recommend freezing them. Unwrap the peanut butter cups and place in the freezer.
  • Refrigerate the dough – To help with scooping the dough, we recommend refrigerating the dough at least an hour.
  • Do not overbake – Make sure to not overbake the cookies. They will continue to cook in the muffin pan when you remove it from the oven.
  • Cookie Sheet – If you don’t have a muffing plan, a cookie sheet works great also.
  • Grease Muffin Pan – Spray muffin pan with cooking spray to easily remove the cookies from the pan.

FAQs

Can you make Peanut Butter dough ahead of time?

Yes, this is the perfect dough to make ahead of time. Simply prepare the dough and place in the refrigerator. The dough will stay good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

When you are ready to prepare, take out of the refrigerator and wait about 30 minutes before baking.

How to Store?

Store leftover cookies in an airtight container. You can place in the refrigerator or keep them at room temperature.

How to freeze?

These peanut butter cup cookies freeze great. Place cookies in an freezer safe container or a zip lock freezer bag and place in the freezer. They cookies will stay fresh up to 3 months.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

5 from 4 votes
Reese's peanut butter cup cookies are amazing and the perfect recipe for peanut butter fans. Chocolate and peanut butter come together for a heavenly treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 30
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 145

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • about 30 miniature Reese’s butter cups unwrapped
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside.
  • Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and place each into a greased mini muffin tin (or use paper liners).
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Do not over bake! Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool completely and carefully remove from pan.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 145kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 3g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 151mg, Potassium 68mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 106IU, Calcium 14mg, Iron 1mg

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