Peanut butter cup cookies are made with peanut butter cookie dough baked in a mini muffin pan. Once the peanut butter cookies are done, press a peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie! Reese’s peanut butter cup cookies are ready in 25 minutes!
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Prep Time 10 minutesminutes
Cook Time 10 minutesminutes
Additional Time 15 minutesminutes
Total Time 35 minutesminutes
1stickunsalted butter (1/2 cup)room temperature
¾cupcreamy peanut butter
1 ½cupsall purpose flour
10.5oz bagMini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Unwrap the peanut butter cups, place in a bowl and put in the freezer. This helps them to maintain their shape once added to the hot cookies. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer for 1 minute, until smooth and fluffy.
Add in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract, beat again, less than 1 minute.
Add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mixing on low or with a spatula just until combined. Be careful not to over mix.
Use a cookie scoop to form dough balls. Place the balls in an un-greased mini muffin pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookie begins to turn golden.
Remove the cookies from the oven and press a frozen mini peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie. Once the cookies are cool, I use a small spatula and go around the edge of the pan to help release them. Then use the spatula to pop them out.