Peanut-Butter Cup Cookies

When it comes to Christmas cookies, often times the classic recipes are my favorites. My Mom’s gingerbread boys are at the top of that list, followed by frosted sugar cookies, and these. Peanut butter blossoms used to be a must-have for my yearly holiday baking, but I was always slightly bothered by the hard-as rock hunk of chocolate in the middle when I really wanted something softer and more well-distributed. That’s why these cookies have quickly become a new favorite. They are soft, cute and oh so easy. (The hardest part is un-wrapping all the peanut butter cups!)

When the lovely folks at PeaPod and Wayfair asked if I’d like to participate in a Holiday Cookie Bake-off I of course couldn’t resist. They sent me some recipes of their own to use as inspiration for my cookie contribution. A chocolate-filled thumbprint cookie immediately reminded me of these favorites, and no cookie bake-off is complete without some peanut butter and chocolate right?

Peanut-Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut-Butter Cup Cookies

Yield: 24 servings


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose 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 extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 30-40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped


  1. Place the un-wrapped peanut butter cups in the freezer to make them easier to handle. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk.
  3. Gradually the flour mixture; mix until just combined. Shape into 30-40 1 inch balls and place each into an un-greased mini muffin pan.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a peanut butter cup into each. Cool and carefully remove from pan.


I suggest chilling them right away, otherwise the chocolate will melt and make stacking difficult.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Recipe adapted from: All Recipes


  1. So good. The older I get, the more I just want some simple classics around Christmas. You just can’t go wrong with these.

  2. Sugar cookies are great with loads of icing, but peanut butter and chocolate is absolutely the best.

  3. I love chewy gingerbread cookies with chocolate drizzle on top. I’d love the gift card to Wayfair. Thanks!

  4. I just made some molasses sandwich cookies that I seriously could not get enough of. So so far those are my favorite Christmas cookies :) (Wayfair gift card please)

    By the way, this is a great giveaway!

  5. I’ve made these cookies many times, but love this shape much better. Thanks for the great suggestion.

  6. Favorite Christmas cookies are my grandmother cream cookies. They can be cut out and decorated. Fun for the holidays! (Wayfair gift card)

  7. I love sugar cookies with frosting because they are so fun to decorate

    Wayfair gift card please

  8. Jam Thumbprints or something with jam and powdered sugar!! I think it’s time for my afternoon snack. I would like to shop at Wayfair (Peapod is n/a in my area, even though, hello? Capital of NY should have this!!!)

  9. Too cute! I’m stockpile cookie recipes for the New Year. Christmas seems to have gotten away from me this year.

  10. Mmmm this one looks great, but my all time fav cookie (holiday time or not) is the rainbow cookie! For the contest – I’d have to go with Wayfair bc Peapod isn’t available where I’m @ – NYC (not that I’m complaining)!

  11. I made a lemon citrus cookie this year. It is a gluten free recipe. That is my new favorite :)
    I would like the Wayfair gift certificate.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I love Frosted Sugar Cookies :) I would love the Wayfair gift card. :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  13. I love Peanut Butter Blossoms! The hubby, kids and I LOVE peanut butter cups – I will definitely have to try your recipe…we may have a new favorite! Peapod is not in my area, so I’d love to shop Wayfair!

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