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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.

Five Reese's peanut butter cup cookies stacked on a white plate

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!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies batter in a glass bowl.

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 1/2 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.

Dough balls for Peanut Butter Cup Cookie recipe in a muffin tin


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
  • Rolo
  • 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”.

Using a teaspoon to make indents in Peanut Butter Cup Cookies before baking

Storing Tips

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!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies stacked on a white plate.

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4.94 from 46 votes

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are so simple to make, and SO yummy! They're a deliciously sweet and salty bite!
Servings: 18
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes


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  • 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!



Calories: 335kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 435mg, Potassium: 137mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 340IU, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Veronica says:

    5 stars
    I’ve always made these cookies for my husband. It had been awhile and I needed the recipe again. This is the best recipe I’ve ever used! It makes a lot of cookies. I did have to use a bag of kisses and make blossoms because the holiday bag of Reese’s cups only had 24 cups. I sent this recipe to my daughter already! We love it!

  2. Sue says:

    I’m so disappointed! They were not even close to being done following the bake time listed in this recipe. Since they had to cool for an hour before removing from the pan-I didn’t realize it before it was too late. Tried to salvage them but it didn’t work.

    1. Toni says:

      I had the same problem! I’m getting ready to make more so I’ll extend the time and hope that does it!

  3. Kelly Packard says:

    5 stars
    These are a FAVORITE at our house! I always include them on the cookie plates I make for neighbors for Christmas and they love them!

  4. Kayla Grable says:

    5 stars
    We make these every year for Christmas and love them! They are so addictive!

  5. Bonnie Sterling says:

    I have made these peanut butter cup cookies and I love them as well as the family. I will be making them again for christmas.

  6. April says:

    5 stars
    OMG yummmmmmmmm, these were too good for words.

  7. Agnes says:

    Oh my goodness, drooling! Is there anything better than chocolate + peanut butter?! These won’t last long in my house!

  8. Kara says:

    5 stars
    These are some of the best cookies ever! I have to give them away, because I simply can’t resist eating them when I know they’re in the pantry. 🙂

  9. Janna D says:

    5 stars
    These are my favorite cookies to make, always a hit when I take them to friends houses

  10. Stacy Brown says:

    5 stars
    My husband is a huge fan of these. Easy to make and taste delicious!