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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

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


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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: 2-1/4 cups peanut butter cookie dough of your choice can be substituted for the mix.

Nutritional Facts

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

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suefalk User ID: 6736080 258934
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"I would question anyone that doesn't give this recipe 5* :D What's not to love?"

jwh8847 User ID: 1786276 258398
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

"I use my own homemade peanut butter cookie recipe (not a mix), but you don't need to press and form the cookies into the mini muffin pan. Just place the cookie balls into the muffin pan, cook the cookie balls for the recommended time, take them out of the oven, and immediately press the peanut butter cup into the cookie. Works great!"

cleanmo User ID: 6979984 258389
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2016

"I just bake the cookies on a cookie sheet and when done I just push a peanut butter cup in the middle of the cookie.Works just as good."

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."

Bajaspeed User ID: 6369857 76207
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"Taste absolutely delicious and easy to make!"

artemis2854 User ID: 1498096 37840
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"I've made this for years--ever since it first appeared in quick Cooking. Always a hit and nobody can believe how easy they are."

homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 72117
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"these are so good!!"

patriroqt User ID: 5833626 22237
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"these were sooo good! make sure to spray the muffin tin well though. i used the new extra-small reeses which don't have wrappers. after the first one melted down, i added another one. it looked good and was extra chocolately :)"

sparkle 64 User ID: 5791648 90868
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"i have not made this cookie but i wondered why you would leave the wrapper on. i think this would get in the way of eating it."

eddyeornot User ID: 3601580 76206
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"turned out perfect"

msylvia923 User ID: 135398 76146
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Super easy and super delicious! Made them last year and already bought the ingredients to make them again!"

franwalker User ID: 5083836 51499
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"No need to press cookie dough up the sides of the pan; just press the peanut butter cup down into the mini muffin-works great!"

Dollykat User ID: 2504255 22236
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"I made these today with my own cookie recipe and sugar free pb cups as DH is a diabetic. He tells me they turned out really well. 'Don't loose that recipe!' is his quote."

cnymom User ID: 4478712 37817
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"I made these to take to a Christmas luncheon at work & they were raved about! I used my own peanut butter cookie recipe, rather than the mix, great results!"

ptuner User ID: 3458490 29361
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"I haven't tried this particular recipe yet but I've made them for years using a roll of refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough. Cut the roll into 1" thick pieces, cut each piece into 4ths and drop each one into mini-muffin pan. Cook according to pkg. directions. Have PB cups unwrapped and immediately upon removing from the oven, place 1 in each cookie. I usually use a knife to sort of work them up around the choc. for looks. Also seems to help the choc. edges melt better. Avery"

green14 User ID: 4491820 68384
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"So good!!"

memcdonald User ID: 1002641 37771
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2008

"Using a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough works well too!"

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