This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe is scrumptious any time of year, but especially during the Christmas holiday season!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe
When I think about growing up, my love for skiing was sparked in the 9th grade (in the 70’s, does this date me?)

My childhood friends Karen and Adrienne, my sister and I, would make a plan every Friday night to hit the slopes at Mt. Ashland the next day. Karen’s mom or sister always drove us up to the mountain, and then came back at the end of the day to pick us up.

I was always amazed at that (something my mom would never do, but at the same time, we did not own a Wagoneer!). Those were the days, no matter what the weather, we’d ski from 9 am – 4 pm. We hated the “t-bar” which was replaced later with a real chair lift, but nevertheless, we became pretty good skiers.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

They’ve always said that if you can learn to ski on Mt. Ashland, you can pretty much ski anywhere else in the world.

Since then I’ve gone on to ski Aspen, Vail, Heavenly Valley, Sunny Valley, Squaw Valley, and our beloved Mt. Bachelor, which is now in our backyard.

I’m so grateful for this season of life, a snowy one indeed, but where I reflect on one of the happiest Christmases as a young girl. This moment stands with me forever, even though it was almost 40 years ago, when my sister and I got skis, boots, and poles for Christmas.

I can still feel the moment … right where we were standing in the living room when our Dad brought out the “package deal,” with big red bows on top. I can hear the Christmas music playing in the background, We’ll have a Stonemason Christmas, which went on to Blue Christmas, and Santa Played the Autoharp. It’s like yesterday …

Gratitude makes you feel alive

I was so grateful. It was a moment when I felt like I could take my true passion for skiing, and actually pursue it. It was like my parents were giving me a stamp of approval, with this amazing gift.

Gratitude makes you feel alive, it makes you feel full, bursting with delight. And then it takes you down memory lane, as it really never goes away.

Skiing has been a big part of my life. My heart is warm, thinking about that day.

Gratitude is good. It makes us young again!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

A classic cookie recipe that has been around forever is Chocolate (Reese’s) Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

I changed up the classic recipe that my Dad’s wife Ginny gave me, using less sugar.

It was an accident. I left out the brown sugar, and added an extra egg. They weren’t over-the-top sweet, and we sort of liked how they turned out with dark chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Oh, my goodness.

They were gone in a snap!


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter cups


  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
  • Roll cookie dough into small balls and place in mini muffin pans.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • After they come out of the oven, when still hot, press a miniature Reese’s peanut butter cup into each cookie.
  • Cool about 10 minutes and carefully remove them from the muffin pan; serve.
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