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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut butter cup cookies are just about the easiest! With only 4 ingredients (no flour, salt, or baking powder needed) you’ll have a batch of soft, sweet, cookies loaded with flavors of peanut butter and chocolate in less than 20 minutes!

reeses peanut butter cup cookie
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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

I love peanut butter cookies and I love Reese’s peanut butter cups so it seemed only natural to put those two together! These amazing cookies are a play on my 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies kind of like these Halloween spider cookies I make every year, so they take almost no effort to make.

You’ll be happy to know, they’re an easier version of a peanut butter blossom with a Reese’s cup on top instead of a Hershey kiss, so they’ve not only got the chocolate on top but a little extra peanut butter to boot!

peanut butter, sugar and egg in bowl

How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Get ready for one of the easiest cookie recipes out there!

  1. Mix peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a large bowl.
  2. Roll the dough into balls (or use a cookie scoop for even sizes) and drop into the sugar. Toss to coat.
  3. Place on a prepared cookie tray and press down with a fork to make that signature cross on top.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes then let rest for 2 minutes before placing peanut butter cup minis upside down in the center of the top of the cookie.
  5. Allow cooling completely on a wire rack.
peanut butter cookies on baking sheet

Baking Tips

  • If the peanut butter cookie dough is too sticky once combined, stick it in the refrigerator to chill for 10-20 minutes.
  • The dough is easy enough to come together by hand, but feel free to use a stand mixer on low speed if desired.
  • Watch the cookies as they bake. They will be lightly browned on the bottoms when they’re done.
  • The cross will be covered with the peanut butter cup, so feel free to omit that part!

How to Store Peanut Butter Cookies

Store at room temperature, covered, for up to 3 days. I highly doubt you’ll still have any left by then, but just in case!

reeses peanut butter cup cookie on baking sheet

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reeses peanut butter cup cookie

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Author: Jamielyn Nye
Peanut butter cup cookies are just about the easiest! With only 4 ingredients (no flour, salt, or baking powder needed) you'll have a batch of soft, sweet, cookies loaded with flavors of peanut butter and chocolate in less than 20 minutes!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 9 mins
Total Time: 19 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar , plus more for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • 12 miniature Reese's peanut butter cups

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line one baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and set aside. Mix together the peanut butter, sugar and egg in a medium bowl. If the dough is too sticky, you can refrigerate for 10-20 minutes.
    peanut butter, sugar and egg in bowl
  • Roll dough into 12 (1″) balls (I like to use a medium cookie scoop) and drop into the sugar. Roll in sugar and then place onto prepared baking sheet. Press down with a fork creating a cross (or use the bottom of a cup).
    peanut butter ball being rolled in sugar
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the bottoms. Remove from oven and let rest on pan for 2 minutes.
    peanut butter cookies on baking sheet
  • Place the peanut butter cups on top of the cookies while they're still warm. Then allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack.
    reeses peanut butter cup cookie

Notes

Storage: Store leftover cookies in covered container for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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