Best Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe

If I had to pick one of my all time favorite desserts I’m always in the mood for – it’s these homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It’s essentially a peanut butter cookie with a reese’s pressed inside to make a bigger, yummier Reese’s. Yes – you can make Reese’s cups even better than they already are!

This recipe is from one of my Mom’s friends growing up – she would always have them at parties and at Christmas time. I would crave them and had my Mom get the recipe from her, and now I’m passing it onto you!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe


  • 13/4 cups 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
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 40 mini peanut butter cups


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking soda in a medium bowl & set aside
  3. Cream together butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk
  5. Add in flour mixture, mix well
  6. Shape into 40 small balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan
  7. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes
  8. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball
  9. Optional – spread hot chocolate around edges to smooth out the Reese’s ridge ( I forgot in my pictures)
  10. Cool, remove from pan and enjoy!


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