Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Peanut butter lovers, get ready to embark on a mouthwatering journey! In this delightful recipe, we’ll be whipping up some irresistible Peanut Butter Cookie Cups that are sure to satisfy your sweet cravings. These little cups of joy are perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a get-together, need a quick snack, or just want to indulge in a little self-care. Filled with the creamy richness of peanut butter and a hint of chocolate, these cookie cups are the ultimate treat for your taste buds. Let’s dive into the world of peanut buttery goodness!


For the Cookie Dough:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a muffin tin or line it with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring they are well incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the peanut butter mixture and stir until well combined.

Creating the Cookie Cups:

  1. Take small portions of the cookie dough and press them into the bottom of each muffin cup, forming a well in the center to create a cup shape.
  2. Bake the cookie cups in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Be careful not to overbake, as they will continue to cook in the next step.

Preparing the Filling:

  1. As the cookie cups are baking, prepare the peanut butter-chocolate filling. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring in between, until the mixture is smooth and fully combined.
  2. Stir in the powdered sugar until the filling is creamy and well mixed.


  1. Once the cookie cups are out of the oven, use a spoon to gently press down the center of each cup, creating a well for the filling.
  2. Spoon the prepared peanut butter-chocolate filling into each cup, filling them to the top.


Want to take your Peanut Butter Cookie Cups to the next level? Here are a few ideas to experiment with:

  1. Add Chopped Nuts: If you’re a fan of extra crunch, toss some chopped peanuts or walnuts into the cookie dough for a delightful nutty texture.
  2. Use White Chocolate: Instead of semisweet chocolate, try white chocolate chips for a sweeter, creamier filling.
  3. Drizzle Caramel: After filling the cookie cups, drizzle some caramel sauce on top for an extra layer of sweetness and richness.
  4. Sprinkle Sea Salt: A pinch of sea salt on the tops of your cookie cups can provide a perfect balance to the sweet peanut butter.
  5. Swap the Filling: Experiment with different fillings like Nutella, marshmallow fluff, or fruit preserves for a unique twist on this classic treat.


  • To make cookie cup preparation easier, you can use a mini muffin tin for bite-sized treats.
  • Don’t overbake the cookie cups. They might look a little underdone when you take them out of the oven, but they will set as they cool.
  • If you have leftover filling, save it to drizzle over ice cream, pancakes, or waffles.
  • These Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are best served warm when the filling is gooey and inviting.


There you have it – a delightful recipe for Peanut Butter Cookie Cups that will make your taste buds sing with joy! The combination of creamy peanut butter and sweet chocolate in a cookie cup form is simply irresistible. These little treats are a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any occasion.

Whether you’re enjoying them with a glass of cold milk, sharing them with friends, or indulging in some self-care, these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups will surely become a favorite in your recipe collection. Feel free to get creative with variations, and don’t forget the useful tips for perfect results every time.

So, what are you waiting for? Preheat that oven, gather your ingredients, and let’s bake up some Peanut Butter Cookie Cups that will have everyone asking for more. Enjoy!

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