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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

With the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, it's no surprise these are my family's favorite cookies. Because of their ease of preparation, I'm able to make them at a moment's notice. —Faith Jensen, Meridian, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:90 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups chopped peanut butter cups (about six 1.6-ounce packages)


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter cups.
  • 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 94 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein

Reviews for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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Reviewed Jan. 20, 2016

"These are so good! I didn't add the chocolate chips because I knew that would be too much chocolate for my family."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"These are awesome. I've made them several ways. Sometimes I add peanut butter chips, sometimes Reece's pieces, sometimes both. They're awesome either way."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"Yum! I made these without the chocolate chips, and instead of chopping the Reeses I put the whole candy on top 10 minutes after baking, sending the cookies to the oven again for 2 minutes afterwards. They turned out beautifully!"

Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"These cookies are so exceptionally yummy, they're addictive. Just a perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate in a soft cookie. One bite and you're a kid again, smiling ear to ear. "If you don't make these, I'll come to your house and make them for you." - DV"

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"Five Stars Hands Down. This is a wonderful recipe just tried it today; I would like to add a few tips if anyone is interested. Before you start making the cookies refrigerate your reese cups so they are easier to chop up. Use about 1-1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips that is about 12 ounces and all you need. As well you might want to chop up 8 full size reese cups the extra bit to put on top of the cookies dough before you bake them gives it a nice touch and makes it even more delicious.

Another tip I highly recommend is refrigerate your cookie dough for a little over 3 hours this will let you handle the cookie dough better and makes the dough constricted and easier to bake well worth the wait.
This batch made me little over 3 dozen cookies if anyone is wondering, I do like a big cookie :)
Thanks For the awesome and delicious cookie recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Holy crap those were the BEST cookies and so easy. I'm a great cook but always struggle with cookies. These were GREAT everyone in the family just went crazy over them!! I think I made them too big and had to cook them an extra couple of minutes but they are fabulous."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Fabulous! I read all the reviews and decided to make it exactly as the recipe said. Superb! Wouldn't change a thing!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Wow! These cookies were easy to make and a HIT with my family and friends!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"My cookies come out flat and hard around the edges. They're still delicious, but w

hat am I doing wrong?"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"I make these all the time...everyone in my family loves them and requests them constantly!! So good!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"Delicious. Everyone at work loved them!"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"Awesome! Soft and chewy. I used a tablespoon cookie scoop and got around 4-5 doz"

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013


Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"Was a rainy day and was craving cookies. I made these and my boyfriend loved them (as did I of course). I will definitely make these again! I did have to divide each ingredient, as we didn't need that many."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"This is THE best cookie recipe! I followed the recipe exactly except for I only used 1 and 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and they turned out great! Will be making again for sure."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"These cookies are fantastic!! The only thing I changed was I increased the flour to 2 1/2 cups and added a few more peanut butter cups."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"Sooooo good!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"Loved how this recipe turned out and I will be making it plenty more times in the future one of my favorite cookie recipes so far."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"if you love peanut butter, this is the top! fantastic!!! Probably will use for my cookie exchange this holiday season. I did use the mini peanut butter cups in the bag in the candy section and cut those in half. wonderful!!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"if you love peanut butter, this is the top! fantastic!!! Probably will use for my cookie exchange this holiday season. I did use the mini peanut butter cups in the bag in the candy section and cut those in half. wonderful!!"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"These were delicious, but we had to cup the chips down by a lot. Also, we used the new mini peanut butter cups that are on the market now, which eliminates the chopping of the cups!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"The best cookies I have ever made!! Everyone raves about these cookies. :)"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"This is a new family favorite! I used Hershey's milk chocolate mini kisses instead and used 8 peanut butter cups. Delicious!

Occasionally I need an extra 1/4 cup of flour."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Has anyone made these as bar cookies? What size pan and what bake time did you use?"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"These turned out great! I made them for a big group and everyone loved them, even a few people who aren't usually fond of peanut butter. Definitely try it!"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"These cookies are delicious... I am adding it to my favorites! My daughter, who doesn't like anything peanut butter, really liked them!"

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"These cookies are excellent! I followed the recipe to a tee and they turned out great. I got about 5 dozen cookies out of this recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"I have made this cookies with peanut butter M&Ms. My daughter wanted these cookies for her birthday cake. So I made it and made two 8"inch round cake pan. And they came outexcellent. I will make these again. I think Im going to add to my cookies that I make."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2010

"Wow!! These reviews were right on! I made these cookies and they are so good! They have the perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter. I did use half shortening and half butter because I like my cookies to be chunky. Just a little note though. I halved the recipe because it said that it made 90 cookies, and I didn't want that many. I only got 26 cookies from half a recipe. And I didn't make them any bigger than in the picture. So for the recored, this recipe does NOT make 7 1/2 dozen cookies. But this recipe is a keeper for sure!"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"Delicious!! Just got done making these and my husband can't stop eating them. They are so moist and flavorful. Definitely will be putting this recipe in my permanent collection!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"Was VERY happy with the way they came out they were perfect!!! I never thought that these would end up my all time favorite cookie but they did! They are SOOOO delicious!!! I will continue to make these again and again! My co-workers enjoyed them very much also!"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"Turned out great but I halved the amount of chocolate chips and peanut butter cups. Turned out so yummy. I also used milk chocolate chips."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"These are excellent. Slightly crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. I suggest chopping the peanut butter cups first and then throw them in the freezer while you are making the rest of the dough. I halved the recipe and it still made a good amount."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"I made these for my SS kids this past week and since it made a lot ,I had extra to share w/two other classes and some of the folks at church. EVERYONE loved them and I got rave reviews."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"These are the best! Very easy. I reduced the chocolate chips to 1 cup and will probably reduce to 1/2 cup or omit completely the next time I make these."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"Delicious and I used reduced fat pb"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2009

"Very good, will make over and over!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

"These are great. Everyone asks for the recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

"Very easy to make, and VERY good.. Definately will make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

"I needed a plain recipe to make p-nut butter cup cookies in mini muffin form. I left out the chips and PB cups. Put the mini PB cups into the mini muffin shaped cookies after they came out of the oven. This recipe tastes just like the Betty Crocker package you buy in the store. Definitely will make again."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"Reduced fat or generic peanutbutter isn't recommended for this recipe"

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