Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

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These Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies are soft, fudgy chocolate cookies that are delectably delicious with milk  and peanut butter flavor. Each scrumptious bite is loaded with luscious peanut butter cups and peanut butter chips within delicious chocolate cookies! 

It’s a total peanut butter and chocolate lover’s fantasy!!  Like these Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, these 30 Peanut Butter & Candy Desserts and these Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies!

chocolate peanut butter cup cookies

Cookies are definitely a wonderful treat for so many occasions, right?  No one can say they are not!   Whether it’s just because you want a sweet indulgence for your own personal cookie addictions or you’re into impressing for the holidays and special events, cookies will always be the superstar of any show! 

Especially these inviting gems!  We can’t stop obsessing over them. Can you?

chocolate peanut butter cup cookies

Ingredients You Need

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper.
  3. Using a mixer, cream butter until light and creamy for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in sugar and continuing creaming for 1-2 more minutes.
  5. Add in egg, mixing until fully incorporated into batter.
  6. Add in vanilla extract and mix.
  7. Sift in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into the mixture, add salt and beat together just until a chocolate dough forms.
  8. Then fold in the mini peanut butter cups, saving some for the tops of the cookies to press in.
  9. Using a medium cookie scoop, (1 & ½ tablespoons), scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet and press some peanut butter chips on top.
  10. Leave room for the cookies to spread very slightly.
  11. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. Cookies will continue baking.
  12. Cookies should be starting to firm up but still soft in the middle. Remove from the oven and press a few more peanut butter chocolate chips and peanut butter cups on top if desired.
  13. Let cookies set on cookie tray for a couple of minutes before removing them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  14. Allow to cool completely prior to storing.

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

Vegan Options!

  • These cookies can also be made vegan, for those who don’t want to use eggs or looking for an egg replacement.  Applesauce works very well in these cookies for the replacement.
  • We love having vegan options, especially if there are allergies going on or maybe you don’t have eggs on hand?  Excellent!

Gluten Free Options!

Just replace all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour.  Easy and delish!

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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter cups are perfect for Christmas, parties and when you’re craving peanut butter and chocolate!

Of course, my whole family loves peanut butter and chocolate, so if you’re open to more peanut butter and chocolate fantasy ideas, you’ll definitely want to take a gander at these!

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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies - Vegan & GF Options

Kim Lange
These Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies are soft, fudgy and so so delectably delicious with milk chocolate and peanut butter flavor.  Each bite is savored with luscious peanut butter cups and peanut butter chips within delicious chocolate cookies, a total peanut butter and chocolate lover's fantasy.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 Cookies
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg or 1/4 cup applesauce if vegan option
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour measured correctly (scoop and level method)
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder measured correctly and clump free sift if needed (scoop and level method) I used Ghirardelli
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips Options: Press in tops of cookies before or after baked, use vegan chocolate chips if wanting vegan option
  • 2 cups mini peanut butter cups, some chopped, some whole use vegan peanut butter cups, if wanting vegan

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper.
  • Using a mixer, cream butter until light and creamy for 2 minutes.
  • Add in sugar and continuing creaming for 1-2 more minutes.
  • Add in egg, mixing until fully incorporated into batter.
  • Add in vanilla extract and mix.
  • Sift in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into the mixture, add salt and beat together just until a chocolate dough forms.
  • Then fold in the mini peanut butter cups, saving some for the tops of the cookies to press in.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, (1 & 1/2 tablespoons), scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet and press some peanut butter chips on top
  • Leave room for the cookies to spread very slightly.
  • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. Cookies will continue baking.
  • Cookies should be starting to firm up but still soft in the middle. Remove from the oven and press a few more peanut butter chocolate chips and peanut butter cups on top if desired.
  • Let cookies set on cookie tray for a couple of minutes before removing them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Allow to cool completely prior to storing.
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chip, chocolate cookies, cookies, peanut butter, peanut butter cups, reeses
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11 Comments

  1. It’s ok if you didn’t add it in, but it’s updated to what it should be. Sorry about that! I hope they worked for you! Happy Holidays Sarah!

  2. I am making these right now and notice the instrsay mix the sugar and brown sugar with the butter. There is no brown sugar in the ingredients???

  3. Oh my goodness, the way those little peanut butter cups are melting on top of the cookies! Delectable! This recipe is bookmarked to make again and again. 🙂 ~Valentina

  4. I don’t often cookies throughout the year (I guess I save this for the winter holidays!), and I am getting excited about all the festive baking! These bad guys look phenomenally good – so rich, fudgy, chewy, with a nice brownies-like-exterior and most importantly, loaded with the chocolate and peanut butter flavour. What not to love about this recipe?

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