Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe


I think it’s a well established fact that the peanut butter cup is an excellent idea.  But to go and put it into a cookie,  pure genius, ergo this Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe.   I feel like these cookies should be displayed on the dessert table at the end of every good party.  Seriously, could they be any cuter?

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

Recipe makes 40 cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 40 mini chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

 Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy.  Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk.  Gradually add the flour mixture.

Shape into 40 balls and place each into an un-greased mini muffin pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for  8 minutes, rotating half way through.   Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball.  Cool.  Remove from pan.

*Photo by Bryan Ochalla/CC BY

Does this sound good?  Want more? Cookies At Home is a great cookbook full of all kinds of cookies recipes – classics, Italian favorites like pizzelle, and Italian rainbow cookies, and a bunch of other tasty treats.  I wrote it because I wanted to preserve the classics I had been taught and that I have been teaching my kids, but I also wanted to share some new recipes that I have developed over the past few years.  Special Christmas price available now.

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