This easy recipe for peanut butter cookie cups is super quick to prep and needs only 2 ingredients to make!

In this recipe, peanut butter cookie dough is baked in the oven, then stuffed with mini Reese chocolate peanut butter cups for a tasty surprise. It’s doesn’t get any easier than these sweet and chewy cookie cups!

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An Easy Cookie Cup

  • Just two ingredients are needed unless you’d like to make homemade cookie dough of course!
  • Swap out peanut butter cups with other candies, piece of chocolate, or mini caramel cups if you can find them.
  • Use chocolate chip cookie dough or sugar cookie mix, and feel free to change up the filling inside too.Simple Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH Any type of ready-made cookie dough will work perfectly for this easy recipe. Pillsbury peanut butter cookie dough is always great, but chocolate chip or double chocolate will taste amazing too!

PEANUT BUTTER CUPS Reese’s mini peanut butter cups are the candy of choice for peanut butter cookie cups. They press nicely inside the dough, creating perfect little stuffed cookie muffins.

process of adding chocolate to cookies to make Peanut Butter Cookies Cups


How to Make

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Press a piece of dough into each well of a mini muffin tin.
  2. Bake (per recipe instructions below).
  3. Press a mini peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie and cool completely.

How to Store

Store peanut butter cookie cups in an airtight container for up to one week. Place in a single layer to keep the peanut butter cups from melting onto each other. Store in the refrigerator for even longer. These also freeze indefinitely but will stay fresh and tasty for up to three months.

Peanut Butter Perfection

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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

With only 2 simple ingredients, these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are so easy to make and come together in no time!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1 package ready to bake peanut butter cookie dough 16 ounces, or homemade cookie dough
  • 24 Reese’s miniature peanut butter cups


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a mini muffin pan.
  • Fill each well of the muffin pan with a piece of cookie dough (about 1 tablespoon).
  • Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. While the cookies are baking, unwrap the peanut butter cups.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and gently press a peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie. Let cool for 1-2 hours in the pan.
  • Gently loosen the cookies by spinning them in the pan. A small knife can help remove them if needed.


You can substitute chocolate chip cookie dough or homemade cookie dough if you'd prefer.
Let the cookies cool completely in the pan or the break when removing them.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
5 from 29 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 125 | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
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  1. These little delights are so easy to make. I have made them several times, and they have turned out well. I have tried different candies as well as different types of cookie doughs. It is hard to mess this recipe up. Thanks.5 stars

  2. Could you use mini cupcake liners so the cookies do not have to stay in the pan so long? I’m thinking of make more than one batch and I only have one pan.

    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Sharon, but that should work just fine! If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!

  3. We make these often (Betty Crocker PB cookie mix in the package) and mini PB cups or mini snickers. We also use sugar cookie mix at Christmas time with Hershey candy cane kisses – always a big hit!

  4. Please send me the recipe for the peanut butter cupcakes that you make with the peanut butter cups. I am a peanut butter lover and my husband is one as well.5 stars

    1. I’ve made these oh so yummy treats many times! I use a package of Peanut Butter Cookie mix found in the baking isle. Just have to add a couple extra ingredients and then roll into tablespoon size balls, etc.