Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are hard to resist. Made of peanut butter cookies stuffed with a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, they’re frosted with chocolate buttercream. They’re just as delicious as my Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars.

The inside of Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie Cups.


A cookie becomes just that much more delicious when you put a piece of candy inside it.

Don’t you agree?
I mean, yeah, cookies are tasty enough on their own, but when you stuff it with something it seriously takes it over the top. 

That’s what happens to these bite size desserts!

You’ll find out for yourself when you make them.
I also think your family and friends will agree.
Just make sure you snag one or two for yourself because I don’t think these are going to last long!


Frosted Peanut Butter Cookie Cups


If you’re in the mood for plain ol’ peanut butter cookies, then you’ll want to make these 13 minute, 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.
They can’t be beat if you’re in the mood for a quick, sweet treat. 

Don’t want to bake? This No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie will be an easy dessert to serve your family and friends.
Drizzle it with some chocolate syrup and you’ll hear ooh’s and aah’s for sure!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies have just the right amount of crunch and chewiness. Similar to Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats, but made with cornflakes instead of Rice Krispies, they’re a treat kids and adults both love. 

Instead of putting chocolate chips in your cookies, chop up some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and use those instead.
A tall glass of cold milk will go perfectly with these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. 
I can never eat just one, that’s for sure!

What ingredients do I need to make these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies?

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • shortening
  • pure vanilla extract
  • granulated sugar
  • light brown sugar
  • egg
  • creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe
  • Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Bake or Break
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from The Cooking Actress
Rolo Peanut Butter Blossoms from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints from Crumb: A Food Blog

Oh yeah, and this happened while I was photographing them…


When I made these, our oldest daughter, Lexi, had brought her cat home with her over the weekend. As I was taking pictures of the cookies, little Miss Winnie jumped up on the table that I had the goodies on. I think it was because she usually perches on that table and watches the bird out that window.

She’d wriggled her butt a few times, but I was always able to shoo her away before she took the leap until…
that one time I was really focused on what I was doing.

Yup, that little girl must have been surprised when she didn’t land on a solid surface and had her feet planted smack dab in buttercream frosting. I was not happy, but that lasted all of about 2 minutes before I decided to take pictures of the crime scene.

Fortunately, I’d made enough cookie cups to take some more photos of them.

I adapted this recipe from my Fannie Farmer Cookbook, Thirteenth Edition, p. 617.

Peanut butter cookie cups stuffed with mini Reese's and topped with chocolate buttercream.




How do you make cookie cups in a muffin tin?

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening, vanilla extract, and both sugars.
  • Add the egg.
  • Mix in the peanut butter because you can’t make peanut butter cookies without the peanut butter, right??
  • Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and mix until blended.
  • Using two teaspoons of dough, shape into a ball and place into one of the muffin tins. Press down slightly.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • When you remove the tray from the oven, place an unwrapped mini Reese’s into each cookie. Cool cookies in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Frost those babies with my Chocolate Buttercream recipe.
Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie Cups.


Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies Cups

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are peanut butter cookies stuffed with a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and frosted with chocolate buttercream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookie Cups, Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 36 cookie cups
Calories 91kcal
Author Lynne


  • Mixer
  • mini muffin tin
  • piping bags for frosting


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 recipe for Chocolate Buttercream
  • 1 package Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups unwrapped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening, vanilla, granulated and light brown sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and mix thoroughly, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • Mix in the peanut butter.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix till blended.
  • Roll two teaspoons of dough into a ball place into one of the mini muffin cups and press down slightly.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Place one mini Reese’s into each cookie cup and allow cookies to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Cool completely before frosting with the Chocolate Buttercream


Serving: 1g | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg


I used to rate everything I made on a scale of 1 -4 with 4 being the best and these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups earned 4 rolling pins. The cookie cup with the mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was delicious, but I think the Chocolate Buttercream was …the icing on the cake, so to speak. haha

Hand me a tall glass of milk with a couple of these, and I’m good to go! 

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