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Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

This recipe is one of my family's favorites, and I make the treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have three children and eight grandchildren, and every one of them loves those "peanut butter thingies," as the grandchildren call them! —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    3-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 42 miniature peanut butter-chocolate cups


  • In a bowl, combine the butter, sugars, egg, peanut butter and vanilla; beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Roll into 42 walnut-sized balls; place in greased miniature muffin cups. Bake at 375° for 8-9 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; gently press 1 peanut butter cup into each cookie, forming a depression. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 108 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • autumnjoys
    Jun 25, 2020

    These cookies are a must for all peanut butter lovers! The peanut butter cookie dough requires more ingredients than a lot of other peanut butter recipes on this site, but it's well worth the extra effort. I make these at Christmastime and family birthday celebrations.

  • camcraftymom
    Jan 11, 2020

    These were my favorite new recipe for Christmas cookies this year. I had an easier time getting them out of the pan in one piece when I cooled them completely in the pan; otherwise the rim of the cookie wanted to separate from the bottom. The PB cups melt a little bit at first, so I added some sprinkles at that time, so they’d stick. Everyone that tried them loved them.

  • tsuop
    Jun 23, 2019

    Love these!! My middle Grandson ask for therm in place of birthday cake, but he wanted the cookies all for himself!!

  • P vinod
    Jun 23, 2019

    Love peanuts butter-healthy (peanuts) so love this recipe-having butter daily may not be advisable but sometimes is ok-though peanuts is better.

  • Lisa
    Jun 16, 2019

    ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and a special treat made for Father’s Day! The whole family enjoyed them - gone in no time!

  • Jellybug
    Oct 21, 2018

    I made this recipe to take over to my grand kids and they disappeared immediately. They are easy to make and fun to eat. Nothing beats chocolate and peanut butter. Recipe is a keeper.

  • Eileen
    May 22, 2018

    I've made this recipe but from another site. I have found it helpful to refrigerate the peanut butter cups before pushing them into the baked peanut butter cookie.

  • lvarner
    Feb 2, 2018

    These are so good! This is one of my favorite cookies. They taste great and disappear quickly every time. It's hard to beat the combination of chocolate and peanut butter!

  • PageRD
    Dec 27, 2017

    You can never go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. The hardest part of this recipe is unwrapping all the peanut butter cups. So simple, so tasty.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 30, 2017

    Made these for the holidays and the entire neighborhood liked them!!