These delicious and easy-to-make Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookie Cups are every peanut butter lovers dream! The peanut butter cookie cups are baked in a mini muffin tin and stuffed with Reese’s peanut butter cups immediately after being removed from the oven. The warm cookie cups are then topped with a sweet heart sprinkle. Add this recipe onto your to-bake list this Valentine’s Day!
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I’m a peanut butter lover. Natural, creamy, almond, you name it and I eat it by the spoon. If you’re like me, these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are for you! They are soft, chewy, and full of peanut butter flavour. As soon as the cookie cups were finished baking, I placed a Reese’s peanut butter cup into the middle of each. Personally, Reese’s is my all-time favourite sweet. Chocolate? Peanut butter? Together? It doesn’t get better than that. If you love the combination as much as I do, you have to try these cups.
Why you will LOVE this recipe
- Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups inside an actual peanut butter cup cookie
- Minimal effort, delicious results
- Soft cookies
- One bowl recipe
- No chill time
Recipe Variation Ideas
Here’s a few ideas to make this recipe available all year round for different occasions.
- Christmas sprinkles
- Different heart sprinkles
- Crushed candy canes
- Peanut butter drizzle
- Lightly dusted powdered sugar
- Or simply no decoration!
- Regular sized muffin tin (will make less cookie cups, I recommend doubling the recipe).
Tips to Achieve the Best Results
Use smooth, creamy peanut butter for this recipe. Using any sort of natural butter simply will not work, and will cause the cookie cups to not bake correctly. Another tip I have is to roll the peanut butter cups into balls, don’t unevenly scoop them into the muffin tins. Check out these progress photos down below and see how nicely they bake when rolled into balls! Lastly, make sure you place the Reese’s cups into the center of each cookie cup immediately after baking. There’s two reasons I say this. First, it makes the process easier and faster. Second, who doesn’t like melted chocolate!? 😀
Video Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
- 4 tbsp butter softened
- 1/3 cup peanut butter creamy
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg room temperature
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup flour
- 25 Mini reese's peanut butter cups
- 25 heart sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 12 mini muffin tin.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and egg with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined (Approximately 1-2 minutes).4 tbsp butter, 1/3 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, 1 egg
- Add flour and baking soda and mix on low speed all is just incorporated and a light and soft peanut butter dough forms.1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Scoop & roll dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls using your hands and place each ball into a greased, mini muffin tin.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes. The cookie cups will rise quite a bit and look soft. This is how you want them to look.
- Remove from oven and immediately press one mini Reese's peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie cup.25 Mini reese's peanut butter cups
- The Reese's will begin to melt. Once this happens, place a heart sprinkle into the middle of each cup.
- Either place into fridge to allow the Reese's to reharden, or eat while chocolate remains melted and peanut butter cup is warm.