These chewy peanut butter cup cookies are a classic and always a hit at cookie exchanges. They're also perfect for those holiday cookie plates!
I know these chewy peanut butter cup cookies have been around for ages but they haven't been on my blog, and they definitely haven't gone out of style. They're a classic cookie recipe, and I'm pretty sure it has everything to do with that always-heavenly combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
The other reason they're so popular is because one recipe will make 6 dozen cookies—perfect for cookie exchanges and dividing among a neighborhood's worth of holiday cookie plates.
And if you're lucky, there will be a few leftover to divide among your taste buds.
I looked at a few different recipes for peanut butter cup cookies before deciding on what sounded like the perfect one. After taste testing my fair share from the batch, I'm fairly certain this really is the best one. They cookie is nice and chewy with the right amount of peanut buttery taste and they're still delightfully delicious a few days later.
Okay, maybe only two days. They disappeared after 48 hours.
Printable recipe for chewy peanut butter cup cookies below. Enjoy!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 72 Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream peanut butter, butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until creamy. (I like to mix mine on medium speed a full minute.)
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add to creamed mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place in a mini muffin pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and immediately press a peanut butter cup in the center of each cookie. Freeze for 5 to 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days (if they last that long!).
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