There’s nothing better than a chewy cookie cup filled with peanut butter and chocolate! Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are so simple to make, and SO yummy!
Cookies for the Reese’s Lovers
Hi – Lily here! Today I’m writing about a cookies recipe that my mom has been baking ever since she was 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, and they turned out nice and chewy.
My favorite part of making these cookies was putting the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the middle once they came out of the oven. I bet your kids would have fun making these cookies with you too!
How to Make reeses cup cookies
These are so easy to make!
DOUGH. All you have to do is combine the ingredients (besides the Reese’s) in a mixer. Mix on SLOW until everything is well combined.
FORM. Form the cookie dough into 1 – 1 ½ inch balls and put them 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°.
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 cookie cups 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.
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.
You can also 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.
We love these peanut butter cup cookies and think you will too – they’re perfect for the chocolate + peanut butter lover in your family! Let us know if you give them a try. 🙂
For more chocolate + Peanut butter treats, check out:
- Peanut Butter M&M Cookies
- Mini Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
- Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chews
Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350.
- 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!