How are Reese's peanut butter cups made

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Soft-baked and super thick peanut butter biscuits, topped with Reese’s peanut butter cups.They're just like peanut butter flowers, but with a peanut butter cup!

Welcome back in 2014! I child, I child. Today I'm releasing one of my favorite cookie recipes. Many of you were so excited when I reissued my favorite banana bread last month, so I wondered why not. I re-photographed the cookies and added some extra baking tips to make a successful batch Peanut Butter Cookies to guarantee. 🙂

These peanut butter cup biscuits are completed with sparkling sugar and a sticky peanut butter cup embedded on top. Guaranteed the thickest peanut butter cookies you have ever tried!

Have you tried my peanut butter cookie dough? Soft and thick peanut butter cookies with a peanut butter flavor. It's the most peanut butter cookies I've ever eaten (technical terms here, of course). In fact, some readers have even told me that the cookies taste like the peanut butter filling in a peanut butter cup. How good does that sound ?!

I have so many peanut butter cookie recipes with my peanut butter cookie dough:

Today's peanut butter cup cookies are my personal take on the traditional peanut butter flower cookies usually made from chocolate kiss candy. I just used peanut butter cups instead. When the opportunity arises for more peanut butter, just say yes.

How To Make Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

They are quick to do! Just mix the peanut butter cookie dough, let it chill for about 1 hour, then roll it into balls.

  • Baking tip: Roll the cookie dough balls in a little granulated sugar. This gives the finished peanut butter cup cookies a bit of shine.

Only bake the cookies for about 9-10 minutes.

  • Baking tip : The trick to their softness is light bake, so make sure you don't leave them in the oven for too long. The cookies will be very puffy and soft looking, but they will set when they cool.

Chill the cookies for about 5 minutes, then press a peanut butter cup on top.

  • Baking tip: Quickly place the cookies on a plate and freeze for about 10 minutes or until the peanut butter cup is firm. Some peanut butter cups will melt in the cookies, but that's perfectly fine.

You'll love how thick these peanut butter cup cookies are! If you still have cookies by the fourth or fifth day, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that they stay just as soft. In fact, these cookies get softer over time! you defy completely the science of biscuits . And i love it.

If you…

  • If you have a peanut butter lover in your life, you have to make these cookies.
  • If you love peanut butter as much as I do, you have to make these cookies.
  • If you have any taste buds at all, you have to make these cookies. Case closed.



Soft-baked and super thick peanut butter biscuits, topped with Reese’s peanut butter cups.They're just like peanut butter flowers, but with a peanut butter cup!This cookie dough requires 1 hour to chill in the refrigerator.


  • and 1/4 cups (160g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled) 1 and 1/4 cups (160 g) All-purpose flour (Spoon & leveled)
  • baking soda1/2 teaspoonbaking powder
  • salt1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • (115g) unsalted butter , softened to room temperature 1/2 cup (115 g) unsalted butter , softened to room temperature
  • (103g) packed light or dark brown sugar1/2 cup (103 g) light or dark brown sugar
  • (50g) granulated sugar1/4 cup (50 g) Granulated sugar
  • (185g) creamy peanut butter * 3/4 ​​cup (185 g) creamy peanut butter *
  • large egg , at room temperature * 1 large egg at room temperature *
  • pure vanilla extract1 teaspoonpure vanilla extract


  • granulated sugar (for rolling, optional) 1/4 cupGranulated sugar (to roll, optional)
  • Reese’s Miniature Peanut Butter Cups , unwrapped 24Reese’s miniature peanut butter cups , unpacked


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Put aside.
  2. In a large bowl with a hand mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, whisk the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar over medium speed until creamy until they combine. Stir in peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract over low speed. Turn the blender on high and beat for about 1-2 minutes until light and smooth. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Slowly pour in the dry ingredients at low speed. Mix until everything is mixed.
  3. Cover the dough tightly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 4 days. Cooling down is recommended; This soft cookie dough will spread if not refrigerated.
  4. Preheat the oven to 177 ° C. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. (Always recommended for cookies.) Set aside.
  5. Take the cookie dough out of the refrigerator. Measure cookies to 1.5 tablespoons each. I recommend this cookie scoop. Pour an additional 1/4 cup of granulated sugar into a bowl for the topping. Roll each cookie dough ball in the granulated sugar and arrange 3 inches on the baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Cookies look very soft. Remove from the oven and let the biscuits cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Quickly squeeze 1 cup of peanut butter into the center of each cookie. Quickly transfer the cookies to a freezer-safe bowl (I use a plate) and freeze for 10-15 minutes, or until the peanut butter cup is firm. Some of the peanut butter cups melt easily - that's fine.


  1. Make Ahead Instructions: Cookies stay fresh for up to 1 week at room temperature. You can prepare the cookie dough and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes and then go to step 4. Freeze baked cookies well with a peanut butter cup on top for up to 3 months. Unbaked cookie dough balls will freeze for up to 3 months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an extra minute without thawing. for freezing cookie dough.
  2. Why ingredients at room temperature? Room temperature egg is best for cookies. General rule of thumb: When using warm or room temperature butter, I also recommend room temperature eggs. To bring the egg to room temperature quickly, simply put it in a cup of warm water for 5 minutes.
  3. Peanut butter: Thick, non-natural, creamy peanut butter is preferred. Make sure the peanut butter is thick and not in the slightest oily when using a natural style. Natural peanut butter makes a thin, slippery and crumbly dough. I recommend Jif or Skippy.
  4. Duplicate batches: This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled by doubling or tripling each ingredient. If doubled or tripled, chill for at least 90 minutes.
  5. Be sure to check out my top 5 cookie baking tips AND these are my 10 must-have cookie baking tools.