Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe
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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

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I'm a busy schoolteacher and pastor's wife who always looks for shortcuts. I wouldn't dare show my face at a church dinner or bake sale without these tempting peanut butter treats. They're quick and easy to make and always a hit. —Kristi Tackett, Banner, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) peanut butter cookie mix
  • 36 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 119 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare cookie mix according to package directions. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place in greased miniature muffin cups. Press dough evenly onto bottom and up sides of each cup.
  2. Bake 11-13 minutes or until set. Immediately place a peanut butter cup in each cup; press down gently. Cool 10 minutes; carefully remove from pans. Yield: 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: 2-1/4 cups peanut butter cookie dough of your choice can be substituted for the mix.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Cookie Cups in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p55

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lauripobanz User ID: 33298 254484
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"I first made these for my son's graduation party, the leftovers went to our Midweek group at church, who loved them, now request them. I make my own Peanut Butter cookies and press it down with one of those Pampered Chef tart tools."

peaco User ID: 176928 254209
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2016

"My family makes these with large Rolo's and a homemade dough for the cookie which is really fast and simple to make.... really good! Ours are called Caramel & Peanut Butter Hideaways.... ;-)"

Lor207 User ID: 978905 253989
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"I have been making these for years!"

tsuop User ID: 6274346 253971
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"I make these w/ my own cookie dough, not a mix, & I agree w/franwalker no need to press the dough. Pushing the peanut butter cup in spreads the dough evenly, perfect!!"

keely27 User ID: 4249986 240458
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Fool-proof and delicious"

BlueJeanRed User ID: 6838874 222542
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015


Kids of all ages loved them!
Thank You! Kristi & Taste of Home!"

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 217270
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"These are DELICIOUS!!!!! So easy, even my husband could make these:) I find a tart tamper is a quick and easy way to shape the cups."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 27393
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"These are a cinch to make and delicious. My son in law LOVES them. They are also very rich."

LoriRilling User ID: 1775393 26436
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"I make these every first of September and my co workers love them. They always want the recipe and they are amazed there are only ingredients :)"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 84193
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"These are so easy! They are a little rich though! And I never get 36 cookies from this recipe."

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