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Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Yup, this just happened. You’re not dreaming. These here peanut butter stuffed chocolate chip cookie cups are for real.

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Whew, that’s a mouthful. Here’s the thing…these peanut butter stuffed chocolate chip cookie cups are much too epic to leave even a single detail out. I’m talking mind-blowing, head spinning, gotta-have-more-cookies-in-my-face deliciousness!

This recipe really is the ultimate cookie recipe. I’m not just saying that because I’m biased. Heck, I’m my own worst critic. I’m telling you this because it’s true.

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Fact: These will become your favorite cookie.

Fact #2: These will become everyone else’s favorite cookie.

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If you give your family a cookie, they’re sure to want a glass of milk…and at least three more cookies.

Yup, I just semi-quoated If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, which, by the way, is the best children’s book ever!

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These peanut butter stuffed cookies require a small amount of effort on the part of the baker. No worries, I have a step-by-step picture tutorial for you to follow. I used my no-fail, extremely versatile Soft Batch Triple Chocolate Cookie recipe as the base for this recipe. Instead of adding triple the chocolate, I used a combination of semi-sweet chocolate chips and mini Reese’s Pieces.

The cookie batter comes together in one bowl and takes a little under 7 minutes to mix.

Here’s how you’ll assemble the cookies after you mix up the batter:

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  1. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. Gently press 1 tablespoon of dough in the bottom of each cup.
  2. Top each cookie with a teaspoon of peanut butter. The peanut butter is easier to handle if you heat it in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften.
  3. Measure out a tablespoon of cookie batter and roll it into a ball. Gently press each dough ball into a flat disc in between your palms.
  4. Place the discs directly on top of the peanut butter. Bake for 16-17 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

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These cookies bake up perfectly crunchy with a soft, oozing peanut core. They’re sweet, gooey, and loaded with chocolate chips and mini Reese’s Pieces.

In my opinion, they’re even better than a traditional peanut butter cookie. They have just the right amount of peanut butter flavor–they’re the perfect combo of chocolate chip cookie and peanut butter goodness.

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I like to eat them warm so the peanut butter center is melty and gooey. To achieve this even after they cool to room-temperature, place them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Viola, they taste just like you pulled them out of the oven.

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Head on over to Food Fanatic to read my article and grab this peanut butter stuffed cookies recipe.

Baking tools I used to make these cookie cups:

• Electric hand mixer or stand mixer
• 12-cup muffin tin
• 1-tablespoon cookie scoop
• Measuring cups

If you’re a peanut butter lover like me, check out my recipe for peanut butter oat balls.
It’s one of my most popular recipes!

Peanut Butter Oat Balls from www.themessybakerblog.com

14 Responses to “Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups”

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    Julia — December 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie was totally one of my favorite books growing up. That cheeky mouse! Can you imagine what would have happened if someone gave the mouse one of deeeez cookies? mmmmygerd.

    I’m officially obsessed. It’s so peanut butter-y, so chocolate-y and so THICK! Slam dunk me in the face with 18 of them!

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    • Jennie replied December 10th, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Eighteen cookies coming right up, Julia! Trust me, you’ll devour all 18 cookie cups. That mouse was too cool for school.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Stuffed cookies are the best! These cups wouldn’t last long here! Love them! Pinned!

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    • Jennie replied December 10th, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      They really are the best, Anna. Yeah, the cookie monsters around here ate them all in one day.

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    Kathryn — December 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Oh my gosh! This looks ridiculously good, it really does!
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    Matea — December 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    This is brilliant! Cookie cups are just what I needed!

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    Kerry @ Kerry Cooks — December 11, 2014 at 11:18 am

    These look EPIC and I promise I don’t use that word lightly! OMG.

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    susan @ the wimpy vegetarian — December 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    OMG, I’ve got to make these. Our grandkids are coming up to visit in a couple of weeks and these are definitely going to be waiting for them.

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — December 11, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    If I was to create this recipe, these cookie cups would get devoured dangerously too quickly! Love anything with peanut butter, so I can imagine how good these must have tasted.

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    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — December 11, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Holy moly, I LOVE these!!

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — December 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    So yeah, these are totally EPIC. I don’t do much holiday baking, but I *am* in charge of those little peanut butter cookies with the Hershey’s kiss, or peanut butter cup, pressed into them. I feel like if I threw down some of these stuffed cookies this year, my family would go crazy for them!

    Also, that little ruffled white bowl is adorable!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    *droooool* peanut butterrrr…..

    Seriously. These cookies=epic. Pinning!

    (P.S. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is def. one of the best children’s books everrr)

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — December 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    GIMMMMEEEEEEEEE!!!

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — March 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    These look great and I love that they have Reese’s Pieces! :)

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