Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

If you love chocolate chip cookies AND peanut butter cups then this is the recipe you have been waiting for! They use store bought ingredients to make them quick and easy, while being incredibly delicious.

It’s time for another recipe swap friends!!! This month I was assigned to Annie’s Aprons, a lovely  blog loaded with delicious recipes and ideas to keep your taste buds satisfied.

I decided to go straight to her Sweets page (of course!!!) and chose these scrumptious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups to make and share with you…and I promise when you see how incredibly EASY they are to make you will thank me for choosing them! 

Last Updated: January 17, 2020

Freshly baked cookie cups in mini muffin tin

A Cookie in a Cup?

We decided to make these cookie cups for my nephews birthday this past weekend so we could have as many taste testers as possible (plus he LOVES peanut butter cups…but I mean who doesn’t right?!) and they disappeared right before our eyes! That seems to be the norm when we bring any of our cookies to the party though 🙂

Everyone loved them, from their crunchy cookie exterior to the surprise of the peanut butter cup in the center that’s surrounded by a softer and chewier cookie, everything about these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups is amazing! Ready for the best part?? It is only TWO INGREDIENTS (ha!) told you they were super easy to make!

Be sure to PIN THIS RECIPE so you have it for later!

Ingredients needed:

  • Reese Peanut Butter Cups (minis) *now, mine for some reason seem to be smaller than the ones she uses in her recipe…I am thinking it is because I am in Canada and all of our treats seem to be minis of the US minis (lol)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough *I used Pillsbury (a personal favorite when needing something quick and ready to go!) but you could also use your favorite homemade recipe if you prefer! In fact, next time I would try making this with my Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (imagine the insanity on your taste buds mmm)

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Recipe for Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups


  • 1 16 oz package of ready to bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • 1 package of Reese Peanut Butter Cups minatures


  • Preheat oven to temperature as cookie dough package instructs (normally this is 350)
  • Grease mini muffin pans and place a small portion (aprox 1″ ball) of dough in each space
  • Gently press down the dough and bake according to the package instructions (we took 3 minutes off the time as they were starting to brown)
  • As soon as cookies come out of the oven gently press 1 Peanut Butter Cup into each cookie
  • Allow to cool 5 minutes before taking cookie cups out, then transfer to cooling rack until chocolate has set

my tips and tricks for the perfect cookie cups

  • Put the peanut butter cups into the freezer to get nice and firm before starting the oven! This will help to keep them from melting too quickly once you place them on the cookie!
  • If you get a “log” or tub of cookie dough like we did, just take a teaspoon and scoop it out, gently roll it in your hands before pressing into the cookie tin.
  • Grease, grease, GREASE your muffin tins! If you have a bottle Cake Release this would be best (I use this stuff for everything when I need to know it won’t stick, it is so much better than those sprays)
  • Keep an eye on your cookies! Our cookie dough said to cook for 12-13 minutes but we took them out just after 10 as they were starting to get darker than I would like.

Be sure to give these cookies a try and let me know what you thought!! Enjoy!

22 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

  1. certifiedpastryaficionado says:

    Wait…these are only two ingredients?! Sign me up! Sometimes I have such a craving for cookies but do not have time or patience to whip up a batch. I love this idea because it’s so quick and easy to do when I have a major craving for sweets. Pinning for later!

    • oliveblogger says:

      I am with you!!! I think like I said I would make some with my Peanut Butter cookies just to see how they turn out, but you really can’t beat the easiness of this recipe!

  2. aretzlaff says:

    Those look amazing!! What a great use of my cupcake tins!! My daughter LOVES to bake so this will definitely be happening this season!

    • oliveblogger says:

      These are awesome treats for the kiddos to make!!! She can get really creative and add sprinkles nwhen the chocolate first goes on if she wants to make them a little festive!

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