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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Hollie Schultz
A deliciously chocolate based cookie rolled in chopped peanuts, topped with a peanut butter cup and drizzled with peanut butter sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 237 kcal


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Crisco butter flavor
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • 36 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups frozen
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips


  • Combine chocolate chips & chocolate squares in bowl and microwave at 50% for 2 minutes. Stir. Repeat for an additional 30 seconds until chocolates are smooth & melted.
  • Combine sugar and ½ cup shortening in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until blended and crumbly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then salt and vanilla. Reduce to low speed. Add chocolate slowly.
  • Mix until well blended. Add baking soda & flour and mix until combined.
  • Shape dough into 1 ¼ inch balls. Roll chopped peanuts.
  • Set dough balls on baking sheet. Do not flatten.
  • After you put the cookies in the oven, unwrap the peanut butter cups.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cookies will be soft. When you remove them from the oven, immediately press a frozen, unwrapped peanut butter cup into the center.
  • Let cool on pan for 1 minute, and then move to cooling rack.
  • When cookies are cooled, it is time to drizzle the peanut butter chips over them. Melt the peanut butter chips at 50% in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Add the melted chips to a plastic sandwich bag and cut off a small corner. Squeeze the peanut butter in a zigzag patter over each cookie.
  • Let the peanut butter set before stacking or putting cookies away.


Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 123mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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