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If you have a peanut butter cup lover in your house, you have to try these!!!  They are great Christmas Cookies, my family always asks for them!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

I love baking and when I come across a recipe that is simple, I’m all over it.  When I spent my first Christmas with my inlaws, she had these cookies.  I think  I ate them all on her!  I knew I needed the recipe and thankfully she was happy to share.  Little did I know how easy they were to make!

The best part of these cookies, besides eating them all in one sitting,  you only need 2 ingredients – premade chocolate chip cookie dough and Reese’s mini peanut butter cups.    The only other thing you need is a mini muffin tin, some mini cupcake liners, and your oven!


Grab some Reese’s mini cups after a holiday when they are 50% off!  Put them in the back of the fridge hidden, until you are ready to use them!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

1 Premade chocolate chip cookie dough
1 bag of Reese’s mini peanut butter cups


Before you begin, take the wrappings off Reese’s PB cups and put them in the fridge so they harden.  This will help them to not melt so quickly when you put them in the cookie.  Then slice the cookie dough into 1/2 slices and then quarter each slice.

Place a piece of cookie dough in a mini muffin tin using mini cupcake liners (or spray your pan generously with Pam so they pop out easily)

Bake at 350 for about 7 minutes or until the cookie starts to firm up.  Immediately place a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup into each cookie pushing down so the cookie ‘hugs’ the candy.

Set the entire pan on a cooling rack to cool completely for about an hour or place it in the fridge to cook quicker.  Do not remove the cookies until all the chocolate hardens.

That’s all!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

My little chef friend sprinkled some powdered sugar on them so they look like they were a lot of work (only you will know they weren’t!) and to make them pretty!  You could even put colorful sprinkles on top while the chocolate is still soft to make them colorful or to fit your occasion.  I think this Christmas when I make them, I’ll put green and red sprinkles.


These cookies are the best I’ve ever had.  We love the combination of chocolate chips and peanut butter and the way the two flavors mix together in your mouth is just amazing!!!  You have to try them.  And of course, let me know what you think!

I make these several times a year but especially during the holidays!  I love making cookies for Christmas.  And my friends also love it when I make them and share them!!  I spend either 1 full day just baking cookies or 2 half days but either way, it’s a time I look forward to every year.  I make about 7-8 different cookies and a lot of each!  These are one of my favorite ones to make, not just because they are delicious but because they are also super easy to make.  They are the perfect cookie to cook while waiting for that cookie dough that needs time to firm up in the fridge!

Make sure you check out my other cookie recipes.