Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups-A mini peanut butter cup surrounded by peanut butter cookie, a double treat!

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups-A mini peanut butter cup surrounded by peanut butter cookie, a double treat!

I know I’ve been absent. I’m sorry.

It happens every year. I get into the Holiday “funk” right before Thanksgiving. Why is it that they mush 3 great holidays into a 60 day period? Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All great holidays on their own. Poor Thanksgiving this year isn’t even getting the time of day, coming so close after Halloween. I’m so glad we don’t have one of those huge get togethers  with 25 other people, all trying to cram around a few tables, no room to move, and by the end of the meal, everyone has forgotten why they were really thankful to be there in the first place.

Don’t get me wrong. We still do the big meal, Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, corn, rolls and whatever else the hubby finally decides he wants. And of course dessert. That we have about 3 hours after the meal.  It’s me, hubby, the kids and my mom. we all fit nicely around the table, we’ll all be able to talk to each other and remember what we’re thankful for.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups-A mini peanut butter cup surrounded by peanut butter cookie, a double treat!

As soon as all the dishes are washed and the turkey has been striped for meat with the carcass on the stove simmering up a beautiful broth, Christmas is on. My tree will be set up in the living room, waiting patiently for decorations, hubby will start setting up his village. The stockings will be hung and over the weekend, we’ll get the outside decorations up.

You all remember my trauma as a child about Thanksgiving and dessert at my Grandma’s. For this reason, I always make sure I have an abundance of kid friendly choices at my house. I’ll pull out some Chocolate Chip cookie dough out of the freezer and bake up a few trays, Turtle Bark will be present, I’m trying out a new fudge recipe tomorrow and these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups.

Kids like food with candy in it. Fast and easy to make and only one round in the oven. I was done from start to finish in less than 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups-A mini peanut butter cup surrounded by peanut butter cookie, a double treat!

I want to wish all of you a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. I’m so grateful you come to spend time with me here on my blog.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Yield: 24-30

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24-30 mini Reese's peanut butter cups


  1. Beat butter and sugar together till creamy. Add in peanut butter and beat again till combined. Add egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt, gradually add in flour mixture till all combined. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place each ball into the cup of an ungreased mini muffin tin. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-14 minutes.
  2. Immediately after removing muffin tin from oven press one Reese's cup into the center of each cookie. Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes before removing. Let cool completely on racks.


A few tips. Place Reese's cups in the freezer 30 minutes prior to using. If you'rte having trouble removing cookies from the muffin tin, slide a thin knife around edges then it should pop right out.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Cups-A mini peanut butter cup surrounded by peanut butter cookie, a double treat!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. I love these, Joan! So cute! And I ama sucker for anything Reese’s.

  2. I’m just a big kid then, because I prefer all my food have candy in it:-) These are some of my favorite cookies! Have a great Thanksgiving with your family tomorrow Joan!!!

  3. These look delicious, and I enjoyed reading about your traditions!
    Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

  4. You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter! Yummy…thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I know where you are coming from Joan. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday but it does seem to get swallowed up by Christmas. We were hearing Christmas music in the stores while shopping for Halloween costumes. I hope that you and your family enjoy your day and these yummy desserts, they look sooooo good! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Yum! Pb Cups & Cookies!

    Also, I totally agree, I feel like time is literally SPEEDING by me

  7. I love these cute little cookie cups, Joan! Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  8. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    I love these, Joan! I love how simple they are, yet how cute and absolutely irresistible! PB cookies are my fave 🙂 and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  9. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Joan! I’m so thankful for you! 🙂 And these cookies.

  10. Have a very happy Thanksgiving;-)
    I love your sweet cookie cups, they would be a huge hit with my family 😉

  11. I love peanut butter cups, so I know I would love these cookies. Please submit them to our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap at

  12. I know what you mean about Thanksgiving getting the shaft. And it was worse than ever this year. It makes me so sad! But these cookies make me happy again. Or they will, once I make them. And the husband will be happy, too.

  13. These look yummy!! I recently had something similar but they used chocolate chip cookie dough as the outer cookie.

  14. I’m thankful for these. I just made them, but with peanut/cashew butter… and yum!!

  15. Dang girl, way to make me have to whip out the stretchy pants.

  16. These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  17. These look delicious!! I’ve had something similar with a Hershey’s Kiss in the center but you upped the ante with the PB Cups – YUM!!! Lindsey @ If I Had a Million Hours…

  18. These look amazing.

  19. They look so cute and delicious!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! I hope to see you there again this week 🙂

  20. Yum, yum and yum! I love these. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Oh my holy goodness! My husband would seriously love these! {no lie, I would love them, too}. In fact, I don’t think they’s last long in my house at all. Y.U.M.

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