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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.

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pinksnowflake User ID: 7597656 259428
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"Made these with my son for Christmas. We both said this recipe is a keeper. Everyone who tried them said they were delicious."

deannnnR User ID: 6452045 257532
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2016

"is it necessary to use _Peanut Butter Cups?"

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 242143
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."

papa2evan User ID: 6413638 235899
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."

kballet User ID: 8255423 228768
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!"

kaymarie70 User ID: 8199024 226299
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"

KrazyThunder User ID: 8300800 223195
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."

kat034 User ID: 7321920 222129
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."

hibiscusbeth User ID: 7806432 217716
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!"

jnestler User ID: 1140894 215511
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

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

chelster777 User ID: 7428649 214002
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?"

Sarah37 User ID: 7530910 60445
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

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

usjanrdms User ID: 5673148 26885
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"Delicious. Everyone at work loved them!"

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 73395
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

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

tangomango User ID: 5621414 21673
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013


pearljampookie User ID: 7066417 50614
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."

Melissa4321 User ID: 6157595 28336
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."

crunia User ID: 2255202 73394
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."

dumplin123 User ID: 4313317 60443
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"Sooooo good!!!"

katiew1400 User ID: 5617962 50613
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."

ryanmckenna User ID: 3580113 25814
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!!"

ryanmckenna User ID: 3580113 60378
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!!"

AmandaJodotcom User ID: 6090098 25812
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!"

DebbMurray User ID: 6059419 26884
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

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

sapphire1398 User ID: 3667526 75102
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."

carlaw User ID: 1297621 25809
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

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

funshinekelly User ID: 5502181 72904
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!"

schtazey User ID: 2732081 203340
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!"

kristenhandshoe01 User ID: 927746 72858
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."

bett1960 User ID: 3118227 36518
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."

lisamaria User ID: 5442232 70500
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!"

Incrediblehutch User ID: 4114346 50611
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!"

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 75098
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!"

k-smith User ID: 4257041 36513
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."

meggi36 User ID: 2502010 73393
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."

the pink baker User ID: 4281712 72834
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."

simplygrreat User ID: 1816390 36025
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."

anndino User ID: 276723 203339
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"Delicious and I used reduced fat pb"

jenevan User ID: 1262454 75079
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2009

"Very good, will make over and over!"

elaineplcc User ID: 263340 36506
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2009

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

angie_hebb User ID: 3999863 74999
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2009

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

Aneeley User ID: 3143610 26882
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."

djpoort User ID: 2500689 82144
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

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

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