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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

If you want to enjoy one of these soft, chocolate chip peanut butter cup cookies the day after you make them, you’d better find a good hiding spot. —Jennifer Krey, Clarence, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 6 packages (1-1/2 ounces each) peanut butter cups, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and peanut butter cups.
  • Drop heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set (do not overbake), 8-10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light or golden brown sugar. The types are generally interchangeable in recipes. But if you prefer a bolder flavor, choose dark brown sugar.
  • Unless otherwise specified, Taste of Home recipes are tested with lightly salted butter. Unsalted, or sweet, butter is sometimes used to achieve a buttery flavor, such as in shortbread cookies or buttercream frosting. In these recipes, added salt would detract from the buttery taste desired.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 170 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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    • gail ann
      Aug 15, 2020

      Mmmm. Didn’t change a thing and they turned out perfect.

    • debberann
      Apr 30, 2019

      Very good! I will be making again and again.

    • Allison
      Mar 21, 2019

      These are so so rich and super good! I love how soft they are, and the peanut butter/chocolate combo is perfect. Get a glass of milk and enjoy!

    • sd20
      Aug 21, 2017

      Made as directed with no substitutions or changes. Very good!

    • Carmen21212
      Apr 28, 2017

      Great cookies and makes a big batch.

    • bshowalter
      Aug 14, 2016

      These were a big hit with the family. I baked them for 9 minutes and this was a perfect time. It made about 5 1/2'dozen cookies for me using a cookie baller from Pampered Chef.

    • schrotie
      Feb 10, 2015

      So moist and yummy! Love this cookie! and so did my co-workers and family! Didn't have any milk chocolate chips just added more peanut butter chips!

    • KDaniel
      Sep 29, 2012

      No comment left

    • mom_jam
      Mar 1, 2012

      These cookies are amazing!

    • aug2295
      Feb 15, 2012

      These went over very well here - we all love chocolate and peanut butter and they went pretty fast!