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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are one sweet treat that doesn’t take much effort to make. A peanut butter cookie cup that has a peanut butter filling that is a sweet delight. Whip these up for any occasion and watch peanut lovers jump for joy at this peanut butter duo. 

Peanut butter cookie cups on a wire rack.

I hope you like peanuts because today we have a whole lotta peanut going on! My latest cookie cup creation is these sweet delights: Peanut Butter Cookie Cups.

The cup is a moist and chewy peanut butter cookie. I melted some Reese peanut butter chips at the bottom of each cup to take this dessert to a whole new level. And does it ever soar!

The filling is creamy and sweet made with a combination of cream cheese, smooth peanut butter and icing sugar (otherwise known as powdered sugar). I finished it off with a couple of Reese peanut butter chips on top. You could also be bold and put peanuts if you wish. How daring of you!

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    This batch did not last long. No one could resist, myself included!

    Peanut butter cookie cups on a wire rack.

    Yes, you sure can. If you have a favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, go ahead and use that. I wanted to create a really simple recipe that you can toss together in a hurry and I found boxed cookie mix was perfect. But, feel free to reach for your favorite dough and use it accordingly. 

    You will still follow the recipe as directed, just assemble cookie dough and then jump back on in the steps for how to make the cookie cups. 

    As the cookie cup bakes, you will randomly take it out of the oven and push down the center. This will keep you from having the center hollow and that is where the filling will go. It will help you not waste but cutting out the center. 

    Peanut butter cookie cups on a wire rack.

    Start by making your cookie dough, and then placing the cookie dough into a greased muffin tin. Make sure to not use cupcake liners, as you don’t want the cookie sticking to the liner. 

    Bake for 7 minutes and then remove from the oven and take a spoon to push down the center of the cups. Repeat this step a few more times as it bakes, I share full directions below. 

    Once your cookies are done, allow them to cool and then work on the cream cheese mixture. You can pipe the cream cheese filling into the center of each cup. If you are not good at piping you can spoon it in as well. Top with peanut butter chips and serve. 

    You will want to store your cookie cups in the refrigerator. Because of the cream cheese filling, you will want to ensure it stays refrigerated as it will go bad at room temperature. 

    Peanut butter cookie cups on a plate.

    What I would recommend is making the peanut butter cookie cups and leave them out to cool and then store at room temperature. Then assemble the cream cheese filling and store in the fridge. Right before you are ready to serve, pipe filling into cups and serve. They will store best when they are separated. 

    I have not tried freezing these cookie cups as they disappeared so fast. The cream cheese filling is the part I am unsure would thaw out well. It could separate as it thaws. I would almost recommend that you freeze the cookie cups empty and then fill later, or try one or two with the filling and see if they thaw properly or not. 

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    A peanut butter cookie cup cut in half on a plate.

    There are tons of ways to change up this recipe to give you exactly what you want. I love it just as it is, but feel free to make it fit exactly what you want. 

    You’ll also like these Caramel Cookie Cups.

    Are you a peanut butter fan?

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    Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 10
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 12 minutes
    Total Time 22 minutes
    Super easy dessert! There's so much peanut butter flavor packed into these little cookie cups.


    • 1 package peanut butter cookie mix 17.5oz package or your fave peanut butter cookie recipe
    • ¼ cup peanut butter chips divided
    • 1 package cream cheese 8oz/250g package, room temperature
    • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
    • ¼ cup powdered sugar


    • Preheat oven according to directions on cookie package.
    • Prepare cookie dough according to recipe or package directions. Press cookie dough into a greased muffin tin to form a cup. Bake for 7 minutes.
    • Remove tray from oven when cups are rising. Take a small spoon and deflate the centers of the cups while leaving the sides of the cookie cup untouched. Put back in the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
    • Again, remove from oven and with a small spoon, deflate the centers of the cups while leaving the sides of the cookie cup untouched. Add a four to five peanut butter chips to each cookie cup.
    • Place back in the oven again and finish baking until the cookie cups are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
    • In a mixing bowl, beat with a mixer the cream cheese, powdered sugar and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.
    • Place cream cheese mixture into a piping bag and pipe the mixture into the cooled cookie cups with a decorative tip. Top with remaining peanut butter chips.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

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    1. Oh I have made one similar to these BUT these I am going to make for christmas treats

    2. Stacie,

      This sounds extremely delicious.  We are BIG peanut butter fans at my house.  Thanks so much for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.

    3. Hi Stacie! Oh my goodness. Peanut butter anything is my absolute favourite and these look absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party. Great to see you each week. Have a great Christmas.

      Anne @ Domesblissity xx

    4. These look divine!! I really enjoy peanut! I need to make some of these! Thank you for sharing.

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