Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies made with Reese’s minis – milk required!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies with Reeses Minis |

Chris has been asking for cookies lately.  Like, as in, nightly.  I’ll hear him in the kitchen, doors opening and closing and then…

“Don’t we have any cookies in the house Trish?”


Repeat.  Repeat.  Repeat.

So, I finally gave in and made some cookies.  I started with our favorite candy – Reese’s – and then took them totally over the top in terms of chocolate.  These cookies are mega-fast to make and while they are not “no-bake” they take only about seven minutes in the oven so it’s almost no-bake ;)

Bryce helped me pull these together and I am totally ashamed to admit it but they’re already gone.  Reece came home and inhaled THREE cookies before I even found out what was happening.  Then he was pulling this cute little trick where he’d grab a cookie and take it to someone saying, “Here! I got you a cookie.  What?  Oh, you don’t want it right now?  Okay.  I guess I’ll have to eat it then since I already picked it up…”

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies with Reeses Minis |

That trick worked a couple of times until I realized that I was being totally manipulated.  It was kind of hard to blame the kid.  These cookies are GOOD.  Super soft and chewy on the inside with a delicate crunch on the exterior.  Kinda perfect actually.  I will make one little recommendation and that is  – have some milk nearby.  These cookies are fabulous on their own but man – with some milk – I feel like I’ve died and gone to chocolate heaven!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies with Reeses Minis |

So, the good news is I made cookies for Chris.  The bad news is that they’re gone.  More good news – that just means I’ll have to make another batch!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter (I used Skippy Natural)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tbls water
  • 1 1/2 cups Reese's minis peanut butter cups, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  3. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. Cream sugars, butter and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.
  5. Add in egg, vanilla and water and beat until well blended.
  6. Gradually stir in dry ingredients.
  7. Fold in one cup of Reese's minis.
  8. Scoop out rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Dough is very thick.
  9. Flatten each cookie slightly and add 1-2 Reese's minis to the top of each cookie.
  10. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until they are set. Do not over bake.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies with Reeses Minis |

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  1. Trish they look like the perfect chocolate cookie! And love that there’s PB cups in them, too! Choc + PB are a win, always!

  2. I love that you are as addicted to baking with Reese’s as I am :-) I could down that whole stack of cookies with some milk for sure! Man what I would give to have those appear in my kitchen!!!!
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  3. Well, NOW I want cookies. I’m coming over!
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  4. I made cookies today.. wish I made these instead!
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  5. Goodness gracious these sound amazing…chocolate and peanut butter are my weakness!

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  6. WOW! I bet these were amazing! I know my kids would scarf these down in no time too!
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  7. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    These sound like the perfect cookie … I’d be tempted to not share ;)

  8. These look like they would melt in your mouth!! Probably the softest looking cookies around. You have me craving pb + chocolate at 7am. :) I’m pinning them. They are perfect!

  9. Oh yeah, these are pretty amazing Trish!!!
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  10. These cookies look delicious! My husband does the same thing. With cookies and brownies. And thankfully, if he is craving either one he usually makes them, which is quite a treat!
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  11. Oh my Trish, these cookies look so rich, chocolaty and irresistible! I’m going to be grabbing me some of those mini Reese cups ASAP!
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  12. Oh wow, these look fantastic! Pinned!

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  13. Trish these look aMAZing! Chocolate + PB is just one of my favorites, and your photography just made it possible to stay away!
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  14. These look fantastic, I can’t believe I’ve never baked Reese’s cups into cookies before! :-)
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  15. Those look amazing! I wish there were more chocolate and peanut butter lovers in my house. I am the only one in our three person family. Isn’t that crazy? I’ll figure out an occasion that I can make these, that way I can enjoy them.
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  16. Those look so soft and wonderful!
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  17. These look perfect! Pinned!

  18. Trish these look absolutely awesome; great pics! :)

  19. I love that the cookies themselves are chocolate….that just adds to the fabulousness of these, Trish. Another YUMMY creation, my friend!

  20. Thanks for sharing another fabulous recipe!! Can’t wait to make them.
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  21. I’m a cookie-holic and I loooove pb cups, too! Plus gotta love the instant gratification factor of only 7 minutes in the oven ;)

  22. Those look delicious!!

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  23. Mmmmmm! These look incredible! No wonder the kiddos were sneaking off with them! ;) I popped over from House of Hepworths–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)
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  24. These look so good! Do you think they would still work without adding the peanut butter, so the dough part is only chocolate?

  25. Oh my word – these sound fantastic! Chocolate, peanut butter AND peanut butter cups – so indulgent! I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:
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  26. These look AMAZING!!!!

  27. Christina says:

    I made these for a friend’s barbecue, and they lasted *MAYBE* five minutes. I’m definitely making them again, and probably a double batch! These are fantastic!

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