Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
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Dark chocolate and peanut butter cups combine for a cake-like peanut butter cookie
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 15 large
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (4 ounces or 1 stick)
  • ⅓ cup white granulated sugar (3 ounces)
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar ( 3 ounces)
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (4 ounces)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1⅓ cups all purpose flour (6 ounces)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (3 ounces)
  • 6 ounces mini peanut cups ( I used half of a 12 ounce bag of mini Reeses's miniature cups)
  1. Melt butter and cool
  2. Add white sugar and brown sugar and cream together
  3. Add peanut butter and cream together
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla
  5. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Mix into batter just until combined.
  6. Stir in dark chocolate chips
  7. Unwrap mini peanut butter cups
  8. Cut mini peanut cups into 4 pieces each using a sharp knife. I used about 20 of the mini cups.
  9. Add approximately half to batter, stirring in by hand.
  10. Scoop out your cookies, I used a medium cookie scoop, yielding 15 cookies.
  11. Add more of the quartered peanut butter cups to each cookie. I added between 2- 3 pieces to each cookie.
  12. Bake 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
These cookies are soft and cake-like. The cookies do not flatten much while baking.
I used dark chocolate chips, but these cookies would also be delicious with semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Recipe by Country Cupboard Cookies at