There are some things that are just meant to go together – macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, and of course, peanut butter and chocolate. And that’s precisely why Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were invented. Now, the only thing better than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is when that cup is combined with a chewy chocolate chip cookie.
Food blogger Cakes Cottage has created a recipe combining these two delicious treats that is even better than it sounds. The best part about this sweet and delicious recipe is that it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and only takes eight to ten minutes to cook.
Although this recipe is clearly perfect for making year-round, it’s also the absolute perfect holiday treat. After all, have you ever met someone who doesn’t like peanut butter cups or chocolate chip cookies? Probably not. This recipe is a serious crowd-pleaser, and I know I’ll be keeping it in my recipe book from here on out.
Prep time ; 20 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Total time : 30 mins
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter , softened
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 48 miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Lightly spray (2×24) mini muffin pans with baking spray or use silicone muffin pan.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In medium bowl, beat butter,white sugar,peanut butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs, vanilla and milk and on low speed add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.
- Fill each miniature muffin cup with about one tablespoon of batter.
- Bake the cookie cups for about 8-10 minutes, or until the cookie cups are lightly browned around the edges but still soft in the center.
- Remove from oven and immediately press a miniature Reese’s into each cookie cup.
- Let cool 15-20 minutes in pan.
- Remove cookie cups from baking pan (At first the Reese’s miniatures are nice and melty – be sure to eat at least one cup this way!), and serve.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for a convenient treat.