Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

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These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies are the perfect dessert for peanut butter lovers! It’s a soft and delicious chocolate cookie that’s stuffed with a mini peanut butter cup and topped with a homemade peanut butter frosting!

If you love stuffed cookies and cookie cups you should also try these Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups and my Turtle Chocolate Cookie Cups.

Three Chocolate Cookies stacked with peanut butter cups inside and a bite missing from the top cookie
Top view of many Chocolate Cookie Cups with Reese's cups and peanut butter frosting

These Cookies With Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Are Perfect For Halloween

Happy Halloween! I figured I’d celebrate with a candy filled cookie today, so I’m sharing these delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Cups! Yay for candy and costumes!

I don’t really remember too many of the costumes I wore as a kid. I think I was a witch a few times. Probably my favorite costume (that I can remember at least – how old am I? what happened to my memory?) was in college when I dressed up as Michael Jackson. I love him. Best performer of all time.

I assume most college towns are this way, but in Chapel Hill (go heels!) the main street going through campus was always JAM PACKED on Halloween. Everyone was dressed up and milling around checking out the costumes. There were usually some pretty funny and original ones.

I’ve always been a big Michael Jackson fan. I remember being in third grade at after school with my boom box and barbie dolls jamming out to his Dangerous cd. It truly is one of life’s big bummers that I’ll never get to see him in concert.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies with frosting on a table
Three stacked Chocolate Cookies stuffed with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and the top cookie has frosting

But I do think I made a pretty good version of him for Halloween. Walking around campus that year everyone knew who I was supposed to be, which to me meant I had totally succeeded.

There are so many looks I could’ve gone with, but I went with his look from one of my very favorite performances – his 1995 VMA performance, when he performs one of my favorites, ‘Dangerous’ (about halfway through the performance). It seemed doable. So many of his costumes are over-the-top and awesome, but hard to replicate. I added the sparkly glove because duh. You can’t be Michael Jackson without the glove.

I used to do a lot of sewing, so I actually made the glove myself. I still have the glove and hat. They’ve been used a number of times as kind of a last resort costume when we need one. The hub’s loves him too, so he’s used it a number of times, this year included.

A Chocolate Cookie Cup stuffed with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and topped with frosting has a bite missing
Three Chocolate Cookie Cups stuffed with Reese's and stacked on a table

That year was the only year I really ever remember putting much effort into a costume, so I’m quite proud of it.

This year, since we don’t have kids yet, we won’t be going around trick or treating, but we will be passing out candy. I’ve always thought the best part of Halloween was the candy, so I love getting a wide variety and letting kids pick their favorite.

What Is The Best Way To Decorate These Reese’s Cookies?

Reese’s are definitely a favorite around here, so I figured why not stuff that delicious little sucker into a cookie? You can dress it up if you want with some icing and maybe some chocolate sauce on top, or you can leave it naked. Your call. I personally love icing and will put it on just about anything. 🙂

Three Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups stacked on a table with more cookies

Chocolate cookies stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on a table

More Peanut Butter Desserts You Might Like:

Reeses Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cheesecakes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Buckeye Cupcakes
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake
Nutella Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups
Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

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Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Cups stacked
Recipe

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 36-40 Cookie Cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies are the perfect dessert for peanut butter lovers! It’s a soft and delicious chocolate cookie that’s stuffed with a mini peanut butter cup and topped with a homemade peanut butter frosting!


Scale

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE COOKIE CUPS 

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3640 mini Reeses

PEANUT BUTTER BUTTERCREAM

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 shortening
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 tbsp milk or water, as needed

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and cream together on medium speed until light in color and fluffy in texture, about 3-4 minutes.
3. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
4. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Dough will be thick.
5. Grease a mini muffin tin.
6. Make balls of about 2 large tsp in size and press into the bottom of each mini muffin cup. Press the center down just a bit to make an indention, where you’ll add the reeses later. You want each cup to only be about 3/4 full.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. While cookies are baking, unwrap the mini reeses.
8. Remove cookies from oven (the centers may look a little undone, but they will cook more as they sit) and press a reeses into the center of each of the cookie cups.
9. Allow to cool for 3-4 minutes in the muffin tin.
10. Remove cookies to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
11. To make the buttercream, beat the shortening and butter together in a large mixer bowl until smooth.
12. Add the peanut butter and mix until well combined and smooth.
13. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until well combined and smooth. Add milk or water, as needed, to thin out the frosting and mix until well combined and smooth.
14. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cookie cups.

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Enjoy!

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16 Comments
  1. Kristin

    I’ve tried making these twice and both times the Reese’s cup melted. The first time I put the cup in right when they came out of the oven and the second I waited about 5 minutes and they still melted. What am I doing wrong!?

    1. Lindsay

      The Reeses will melt initially from the heat. There’s no way to prevent that. But if you leave them in place and don’t mess with them until the cookies are completely cool, the Reeses will cool too and be just as they were when you added them – nice and firm.

  2. Stacey

    Question – you list milk in the instructions (#3) but it is not listed in the ingredients. I am making this now and noticed that but will do it without milk since I don’t know how much to add…hopefully they still come out okay.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      You were right to leave it out – sorry about that. I’ve updated the instructions. Thanks Stacey!

  3. Wendy

    Now that Halloween is over, and I have done my traditional buying way more candy than we needed, recipes for delicious ways to use up that candy are just what I need! 🙂 Its just a coincidence that I buy candy that bakes well 😉 Now my Reeses cups are taken care of. Without icing, I think these would freeze really well for use on holiday cookie platters!

  4. Sharon+@+What+The+Fork+Food+Blog

    I love stuffing Reese’s peanut butter cups into peanut butter cookie cups but chocolate sounds equally delicious! Plus, it’s Reese’s peanut butter cups and you can never go wrong with those.
    I’m super lame with Halloween costumes. My husband and I dressed up as patriots players one year just so we could wear those football helmets that you attach your beer cans to and drink two cans at once through a straw. We’re classy like that.

  5. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    You are Michael Jackson is TOTALLY cracking me up! Love that.
    I was a hippie for like 10 years straight. I’m creative like you.
    And these cookie cups? You are the queen of cookie cups…I need these in my face! Pinned!

  6. Mir

    Yep. You’ve won the prize for my favorite Halloween day blog post! Reese’s HAS to happen today, but in this form it’s beyond my happiest dreams. Thanks for posting such an amazing recipe!

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I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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