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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Sharing our favorite cookie cups today!  These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are pure Joy! Full of all of our favorite ingredients, these little sweet cups are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Cookie Cups

So excited to share these happy little cookie cups with you today! I’m celebrating the new Disney Pixar movie Inside Out…which we are obsessed with! Hope you enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

You’ll bake the cookie dough in mini muffin tin cups and press out the centers to make room for the fabulous peanut butter filling.

M&M Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Top each cup with some melted chocolate and a cute little M&M candy. So simple and so adorable!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Buttery sweet cookie crust with sweet peanut butter filling and a chocolate hat 🙂

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Use mini M&M candies or regular size for the top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Enjoy friends!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Tips For Making The Best Cookies

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Do not ever grease your cookie sheets.  Will make cookies spread and change texture.
  5. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie.
  6. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  7. Don’t overtake your cookies.  Cookies will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before storing in containers. This will keep their crispness
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best peanut butter cookies, cookie cups, easy peanut butter cookies, how to make peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cookies recipe, peanut butter dessert, peanut butter dessert recipe, soft peanut butter cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 or 1-1/2 cups Mini M and M's
Peanut Butter Filling
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar add more for a thicker filling
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate
  • 24 mini or regular size M&M candies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add your egg and vanilla mixing to combine. Add your flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Add chips and m and m's stirring to combine. Using a medium cookie scoop, place dough into a mini muffin tin pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden and baked through. Remove from oven and with the end of a wooden spoon, press a round hole into each cookie cup without pressing all of the way through. This is where your peanut butter filling will go. Let cool completely then remove from muffin tin.
  3. To prepare peanut butter filling, stir peanut butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl until well combined. Add more powdered sugar for a thicker filling if desired. Using a small cookie scoop, place a small scoop into the bowl part of the cookie.
  4. Place melted chocolate into a zip top baggie and snip the end of the baggie. Place a small amount of melted chocolate on top of each peanut butter scoop then top with an M&Serve room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    Really cute treats!

  2. 2

    I’m 24 and I want to see that movie! Haha. These cups look perfect for movie night! 🙂

  3. 3
    Amanda says:

    They definitely put a smile on my face! 🙂

  4. 4

    The movie looks super cute! I love these cookie cups!

  5. 5
    Anne says:

    Can you tell me what size is a medium cookie scoop?

  6. 6

    My kids are dying to see this! and I am dying to shove one of those cups in my face!

  7. 7
    naomi says:

    these are so fun! and so darn cute!

  8. 8
    marla says:

    These look so good Jenny!! Have a great weekend 🙂

  9. 9

    These look so cute and yummy! Love that peanut butter filling 🙂

  10. 10
    Maria says:

    If these taste like they look then I’m in trouble 🙂

  11. 11

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  12. 12
    sarah says:

    These look so cute and I’m sure they will be delicious!

  13. 13
    Nathalie says:

    This recipe comes out horribly. Every cup is so hard it’s the consistency of a pebble/rock within minutes of coming out of the oven. I mean people even spat it out it was that hard. In the second batch I tried baking for 5 minutes less than the recipe calls for and the cups were still as hard as stones. So unpleasant. Something is very, very wrong with this recipe.

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