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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

close up shot of Peanut Butter Cookie Cups piled on top of each other
Delicious cookies and rich peanut butter cups, you can't get a better combination with these peanut butter cookie cups.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chilling 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 163 kcal


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 egg
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 24 Mini Peanut Butter Cups


  • Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat brown and white sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda, and baking powder together in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Turn the mixer to low speed and add the flour mixture. Mix until combined and dough is formed.
  • Cover peanut butter cookie dough and chill dough for about 2 hours or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F and spray a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Roll the dough into balls about an inch to an inch and a half in diameter. That equals about one tablespoons worth.
  • Place each cookie dough ball into the mini muffin tin.
  • Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until light golden brown. While the cookies are baking , unwrap mini Reese’s peanut butter cups.
  • Press mini peanut butter cups into the center of each warm cookie. Cool and remove from muffin tin and place cookies on a wire cooling rack.


  • You can use a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to help scoop the right quantity of dough for each ball.
  • Let the cookies cool completely in the pan or they may break when removing them.


Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 73IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg