If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you must try these peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups!

I made these cookies for the first time back in May for my parents’ anniversary. They were a big hit! I found the peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups recipe at allrecipes.com, where it received rave reviews.

These cookies are soft and melt in your mouth delicious and a MAJOR fix for people like me who think chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in cookie heaven.

They are perfect for the holidays – or as DIY wedding favors.

Recipe and Tutorial for Peanut Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Cups


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Place your peanut butter cups in the freezer. (They will be easier to work with.)

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.

Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk.

Add the flour mixture; mix well.

Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes.

Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball.

Cool and carefully remove from pan.