Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are an easy treat for parties that features that fabulous peanut butter and chocolate combination in a sweet little cookie cup.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

For years, we’ve enjoyed these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups at so many gatherings, especially during the holidays. There are reasons for that. They are easy. And they are delicious. How many peanut butter chocolate treats have you found that are not delicious? Such a great combination. Plus these are in cookie cup form. No wonder the kids grab these by the handfuls.

How to make easy Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

To make these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups begin by making a basic cookie dough out of butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt and baking soda. Use a mini-muffin pan to bake them into the perfect cup shape. A portion of cookie dough is placed into each mini-muffin cup, then a chocolate peanut butter cup is stuck right in the middle, then they are baked right up. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

These cookie cups are the perfect treat for any special occasion and just like cookies, travel very well. So I’m thinking they would be a most excellent goodie for tailgating and picnics. Most excellent, I say. Don’t you think so too? Plus when it comes to edible gifts for the holidays, wouldn’t these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups be a tasty gift to receive? I know I’d be happy to get a little package of these goodies.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

Yield: 36

These chocolate peanut butter cookie treats are a crowd favorite.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 36 mini chocolate peanut butter cups


Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.

Cream butter then add sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until well-combined.

Add flour, sea salt, and baking soda to butter mixture. Mix well.

Scoop 1-inch balls and place one dough ball into each mini muffin pans cup.

Press mini chocolate peanut butter cups into each dough ball.

Bake for about 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

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Originally published October 23, 2014.