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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe - Peanut butter cookies baked in a mini muffin pan with a mini Reese's cup in the middle; a holiday staple!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 98 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 48 miniature peanut butter cups unwrapped
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat together the butter, peanut butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the egg and vanilla and mix for another minute or so to combine. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Give the dough a final mix with a rubber spatula to ensure all of the flour is incorporated.
  4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls (about 2 teaspoons worth of dough) and place in the cups of a miniature muffin pan (keep the dough in balls - do not press into the pan).
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light golden brown and slightly puffy. Remove from the oven and immediately press a miniature peanut butter cup in the middle of each cookie, pressing down so that the top of the peanut butter cup is even with the top of the cookie. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pans, and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.