These Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are a scrumptious family-favorite peanut butter stuffed cookies recipe, perfect for any season!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies recipe

These Peanut Butter Cookies are peanut butter cookies (cups made in a muffin tin), stuffed with a Dark Chocolate Reese’s peanut butter cup. These cookies are popular holiday cookie (hello Christmas cookies), but are delicious for any occasion.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

A classic cookie recipe that has been around forever, these peanut butter chocolate cookies have a miniature Reese’s peanut butter cup hiding inside.

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

plate of Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies

Why we love these stuffed peanut butter cookies

I love to make this recipe ahead freeze. They go perfectly on any Christmas plate.

These super cute (and small) with a chocolate peanut butter cup center. YUM!

Even though they are made in a muffin or cupcake tin, they are not an ordinary cupcakes. HA! Each bite is filled with a Reese’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup in their center. Be still my heart!

pan of Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

This is a no-fuss recipe, meaning anyone can make them. They make an impressive batch of cookies without having to make the frosting and all the fuss of frosting traditional Christmas cookies.

one Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

  • Butter
  • Peanut butter: you can use chunky or creamy peanut butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Baking soda + salt
  • Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter cups (use the smaller ones): you can also use regular milk chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

how to make peanut butter cookies

How to make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  1. Cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Blend the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
  2. Roll cookie dough into small balls and place in mini muffin pans.
  3. Bake until golden brown.
  4. After they come out of the oven, when still hot, press a miniature Reese’s peanut butter cup into each cookie.
  5. Cool and carefully remove them from the muffin pan.

how to stuff Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Tips and substitutions:

  • Not only do these cookies have a surprise center bite, they look pretty on a Christmas plate.
  • Optional to drizzle a little chocolate over the top, with more chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter cups on top, before serving. Hot fudge sauce or any chocolate ice cream topping will work well too.
  • You can also add chopped peanuts for a little bit of crunch.
  • Replace the peanut butter with almond butter or nut butter.
  • Spread a small spoonful of Trader Joe’s fudge (it comes in a jar) on top of the cookie.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies

Funny, when I made this recipe years ago, 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!

one Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do. If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate be sure to check out our Quick Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. They are amazing too!

peanut butter cookie

More peanut butter recipes to try:

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Thumbprints

Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

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Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

These Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are a scrumptious family-favorite peanut butter stuffed cookies recipe, perfect for any season!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
cooling time: 10 mins
Total Time: 37 mins
Yield: 12

Ingredients
 

  • 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
  • 1 bag Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter cups

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Reposted from December 2016
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies