Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

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You only need a handful of ingredients to make these chewy, chocolate and peanut butter filled Peanut Butter Cookie Cups!

Inspired by everyone’s favorite old-fashioned peanut butter cookies, these very simple to make four-ingredient peanut butter cookies are a kid and adult favorite whether you choose to make them with or without the added chocolate.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups on white stand with black and white striped towel

Made in a mini muffin tin, the small peanut butter cups are the perfect size to hold a peanut butter cup. Press the chocolates into the warm cookies right out of the oven.

I recommend having all the chocolates unwrapped and ready to go when you pull the cookie cups from the oven. Set them on top and press them into the cookies with the back of a spoon to avoid getting chocolate all over your fingers.

The chocolate will melt and then firm up again if the house is cool. When making these in the summer, I like to tuck them into the fridge for an hour or so to speed up the process.

If you choose to make these cookies without the peanut butter cups, the larger cookie cups will sink a bit (you want this to happen!) and create a rich, gooey perfect base for a peanut butter cookie ice cream sundae.

Seriously, what’s not to love about a warm gooey peanut butter cookie, topped with cold ice cream, drizzled with hot fudge or chocolate sauce??

peanut butter cookie sundae on square white plate

Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Seriously, you only need four ingredients to make these cookies.

  • creamy peanut butter
  • eggs
  • light brown sugar
  • baking powder

Made in a regular size muffin tin, this recipe will make 6 cookie cups that are the perfect size for ice cream sundaes.

Made in a miniature muffin tin, this recipe will make 24 mini cookie cups that just beg to be filled with peanut butter cups.

peanut butter cookies in muffin tin

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Yes, you’re reading this correctly. There is no flour in this recipe. These cookies are naturally gluten-free and positively delicious.

If you’re looking for a few more naturally gluten-free dessert options, I’ve got your dessert needs covered for any occasion. From sweet snacking and cookie munching to an elegant (and EASY TO MAKE) dessert, it’s all here with these 8 recipes.

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Reese's filled peanut butter cups with black and white towel

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a miniature muffin tin with butter or coat it with baking spray. Combine the peanut butter, eggs, brown sugar, and baking powder in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.
  2. Divide the batter between the mini muffin cups, filling each one with about 1 tablespoon of batter. Bake the miniature cookie cups for 12 minutes.
  3. When the cookie cups are barely puffed up and cracked on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, remove from the oven. (They won’t rise much at all.)
  4. If using chocolate peanut butter cups, immediately press them into the cookie cups while they are warm. Allow the cookies to cool in the muffin tin for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Baking note: If you’re making these larger for cookie sundaes, you’ll divide the batter between 6 regular size muffin cups. Bake the larger cookie cups for 16-18 minutes.

peanut butter cup filled peanut butter cookies on cooling rack

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Ritz Cookies are the sweet, salty, chocolatey snack you need in your life. With zero baking required and just three ingredients–chocolate, Ritz crackers, and peanut butter–they’re a perfect last-minute addition to your holiday cookie tray or party menu.

No-Bake Cookies have met their match with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bites. It doesn’t get much easier than just stirring everything together and pouring it into a pan.

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Reese's filled peanut butter cups with black and white towel

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

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You only need a handful of ingredients to make these chewy, chocolate and peanut butter filled Peanut Butter Cookie Cups!
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Total Time: 18 mins
Servings: 24 miniature cookie cups or (6) large cookie cups

Ingredients 

  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a miniature muffin tin with butter or coat with baking spray. Combine the peanut butter, eggs, brown sugar, and baking powder in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.
  • Divide the batter between the mini muffin cups, filling each one with about 1 tablespoon of batter. Bake the mini cookie cups for 12 minutes.
  • When the cookie cups are barely puffed up and cracked on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean, remove from the oven. (They won't rise much at all.)
  • If using chocolate peanut butter cups, immediately press them into the cookie cups while they are warm. Allow the cookies to cool in the muffin tin for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Notes

If you choose to press peanut butter cups into the warm cookie cups when they come out of the oven, place the chocolate on top of the cookie and use a spoon to press it down into the cookie. Using a spoon will prevent melting the chocolate onto your fingertips.
The chocolates will begin to melt into the cookies as soon as they’re pressed into them. They will firm up again as the cookies cool. You can speed up this process by popping them into the fridge for a bit.
Baking note: If you’re making these larger for cookie sundaes, you’ll divide the batter between 6 regular-size muffin cups. Bake the larger cookie cups for 16-18 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 98kcal · Carbohydrates: 11g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 6g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Trans Fat: 0.001g · Cholesterol: 14mg · Sodium: 57mg · Potassium: 88mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 9g · Vitamin A: 23IU · Vitamin C: 0.02mg · Calcium: 22mg · Iron: 0.3mg
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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    • Mary Younkin says

      Linda, I am guessing you are asking for recipes created specifically for diabetics? At this point I have not focused on that but feel free to adapt and experiment with any of the recipes that might fit your dietary needs.

  1. Kim Q says

    I can hardly believe how easy these were to make. I made the mini ones with the peanut butter cups and my kids are going nuts for them! I made them as treats for the kids’ lunches, but we may not have any left by tomorrow at this rate. Thanks for the easy recipe!5 stars

  2. priya singh says

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