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Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

2016 December 6
by Emily Hill

These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They’re also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -- These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!

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I know these chewy peanut butter cup cookies have been around for ages but they haven’t been on my blog, and they definitely haven’t gone out of style. They’re a classic cookie recipe, and I’m pretty sure it has everything to do with that always-heavenly combination of peanut butter and chocolate.

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -- These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!

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The other reason they’re so popular is because one recipe will make 6 dozen cookies—perfect for cookie exchanges and dividing among a neighborhood’s worth of holiday cookie plates.

And if you’re lucky, there will be a few leftover to divide among your taste buds.

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -- These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!

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I looked at a few different recipes for peanut butter cup cookies before deciding on what sounded like the perfect one. After taste testing my fair share from the batch, I’m fairly certain this really is the best one. They cookie is nice and chewy with the right amount of peanut buttery taste and they’re still delightfully delicious a few days later.

Okay, maybe only two days. They disappeared after 48 hours.

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Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -- These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!

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Printable recipe for chewy peanut butter cup cookies below. Enjoy!
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Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
 
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These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates! Makes approx. 6 dozen.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 72 Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream peanut butter, butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until creamy. (I like to mix mine on medium speed a full minute.)
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add to creamed mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place in a mini muffin pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and immediately press a peanut butter cup in the center of each cookie. Freeze for 5 to 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days (if they last that long!).

 
Chewy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -- These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!

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If you love that peanut butter and chocolate combo, you’ll love these recipes!
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Caramel Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies -- THE BEST peanut butter blossom cookies you will ever eat, hands down. Gooey caramel and chocolate combined with a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie. Enough said.


Caramel peanut butter kisses cookies

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Peanut Butter Cup Cream Puffs -- they look gourmet but were made by a beginner. Recipe plus link to step by step tutorial.


Peanut butter cup cream puffs

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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies - so decadent and so dang peanut buttery!


Peanut butter fudge brownies

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Peanut butter chocolate trifle - if you love peanut butter AND chocolate trifle, you must make this ASAP.


Peanut butter chocolate trifle

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Chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie with Oreo cookie crust


Chocolate peanut butter ice cream pie

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Peanut butter bars


Peanut butter bars

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3 Responses Post a comment
  1. Anne Marie permalink
    December 6, 2016

    I am so excited about this recipe! I was asked to be part of a cookie exchange for next week and I have been dreading it because I didn’t want to do the same old thing I always do (rolo cookies, which are great but I need something new). These are perfect and also adorable. Thank you!!

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Yay! I hope you like them! <3
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