Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are so simple to make, and SO yummy! They’re a deliciously sweet and salty bite!
Reese’s peanut butter cups add a little extra something to any dessert. If you’re a fan of Reese’s cups then you’ll also like these favorites: Candy Bar Brownies, Oreo Peanut Butter Delight, and Frozen Peanut Butter Pie.
for the Reese’s Lovers
I love a good cookie recipe. I have been baking this particular cookie ever since my kids were little.
We love Reese’s (hence the reason we have recipes for homemade Reese’s and Reese’s Fudge), so these Peanut Butter Cup Cookies were a HIT! The cookie part tastes sooo good – full of peanut butter and so soft and chewy.
The kids’ favorite part of making these cookies was putting the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the middle once they came out of the oven.
We love these peanut butter cup cookies and think you will too – they’re perfect for the chocolate + peanut butter lover in your family!
How to Make PB cup cookies
These are so easy to make!
PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the wrappers from the butter cups.
DOUGH. All you have to do is combine the all purpose flour, baking soda, brown sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, salt, sugar, butter, and eggs (everything besides the Reese’s) in a mixing bowl or stand mixer. Mix on SLOW until everything is well combined.
FORM. Form the cookie dough into 1 – 1 ½ inch balls and put the cookie dough balls in a greased mini muffin tin. Use the back of a spoon to make a little indent in the top (this will help the cookies bake perfectly to add the candy.)
BAKE. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°F.
REESE’S. Once they come out of the oven, put an unwrapped peanut butter cup in the middle of each cookie and press lightly. Let the Peanut Butter Cup Cookies cool before removing from pan.
Change the candy center: Instead of adding a Reese’s cup to the center you can insert other similar sized candies such as
- White Chocolate Reese’s
- Mini Butterfingers
- Mini Snickers
- Hershey Kisses any flavor
- Peanut Butter frosting
- Mini Milky Ways
Not all the kids in our family love nuts, so we typically stay with creamy peanut butter. Having said that, crunchy peanut butter works well too.
If you don’t have a mini muffin tin, you can still make these on a parchment lined baking sheet. The cookies will come out more like round cookies than deep “cookie cups”.
Once peanut butter cup cookies are baked and cooled, place in a Ziploc bag and STORE on the counter for 3-4 days. If you want to enjoy these warm, we recommend placing them in the microwave for 8-10 seconds.
To FREEZE the dough, place in a Ziploc bag and then in an air-tight container and put in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw in fridge overnight before placing in muffin tins to bake.
FREEZE the dough in pre shaped dough balls so all you have to do is place frozen dough balls into the mini muffin pan, thaw, and bake.
Everyone is sure to love these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!
For more chocolate + PB treats, check out:
- Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
- Mini Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chews
Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine all ingredients in kitchen aid (minus the Reese’s) on SLOW until well combined.
- Form dough into 1 – 1½ inch balls and place in greased mini muffin tin. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Once removed from oven, put an unwrapped peanut butter cup in the middle of each cookie and press lightly. Let cool before removing from pan. ENJOY!