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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

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If your household is anything like mine, there is currently a dearth of available Christmas cookies. It’s as if aliens swooped in and decimated the entire stash of sweets that was supposed to last through New Year’s. What’s a mom to do? Bake more cookies! These Peanut Butter Cup-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies have my vote.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe 

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  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 4 ounce (1/2 brick) cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 20 peanut butter cups
  • chocolate sprinkles, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Mix together cake mix, cream cheese, butter, and egg.
  3. Portion into 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized balls (I used a cookie scoop to help with this). You should end up with approximately 20 cookie balls.
  4. Take one ball and flatten it in your hand. Place the peanut butter cup on top and fold the cookie dough around the patty to cover it completely.
  5. Repeat with remaining cookie dough. Top with chocolate sprinkles if desired.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until cracked and no longer glossy.


  • Calories: 7888
  • Sugar: 631
  • Sodium: 7979
  • Fat: 461
  • Saturated Fat: 176
  • Unsaturated Fat: 259
  • Trans Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 888
  • Protein: 137
  • Cholesterol: 527

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