Reese’s Chocolate Cookie Cups are bite-sized treats made with a delicious chocolate cookie base that is filled with a miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! The perfect chocolate and peanut butter dessert!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a popular treat around my house and I love finding new ways to use them in yummy desserts. I love cookie cups because they are a little bit more unique than just regular cookies and you can fill them with all kinds of deliciousness! I’ve put peanut butter cups in a peanut butter cookie cup before, but decided to try it with a chocolate cookie as the base. So yummy!
Ingredients in Reese’s Chocolate Cookie Cups
- 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 36 miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter cups
Cream the butter and sugars together for about 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix for 2-3 more minutes.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix just until combined.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough into a mini muffin pan. You don’t need to shape the dough, just scoop it in there!
Bake at 350° for 6 minutes and then take the pan out of the oven. Press a miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter cup into each cookie cup until the top of it is flush with the top of the cookie. Place back in the oven for two minutes.
Let the cookie cups cool for a few minutes in the pan before removing. Let them cool completely on a wire rack.
How to make the best cookie cups
- Make sure that you have enough flour in the dough. If the dough is too sticky, you may need to add a little bit of flour.
- Spend a little extra time when you mix the butter and sugars. Creaming them together for 2-3 minutes will improve the consistency of your cookies.
- Preheat the oven. This will help your cookies turn out right every time!
- Use a cookie scoop! If you want all your cookie cups to be the same size, a cookie scoop is the way to go.
- Don’t over bake the cookies – when I take mine out of the oven, they still look slightly under baked but they will continue to bake in the pan for a couple more minutes so that’s ok! It’s really hard to tell if chocolate cookies are done because you can’t really tell by color, but I have made this recipe several times, and the 6 minutes before adding the PB cup and the 2 minutes after are spot on! Your oven might be slightly different, but this has worked for me in a couple of different ovens.
Other delicious chocolate peanut butter cookie recipes and cookie cup recipes:
- Best Monster Cookies
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chip Chocolate Cookies
- Snickers Peanut Butter Cookies
- Best Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
- Fudge Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
- Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Cookie Cups
- Banana Cream Pie Cookie Cups
- Cherry Pie Cookies
- Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups
- Frosted Strawberry Cookie Cups
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These are a new favorite in our house! So yummy and perfectly easy!
Thank you, Justine!
I’ve made these before with peanut butter cookie dough but they were even better with the chocolate!
I’m so glad you like them! Thank you, Taryn.
These are just bite sized perfection. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!
Thank you, Carol!
You took a Reese cup and blew it out of the water with this cookie!! Now I always have to eat Reeses cups this way! Delish!
Thank you, Beth!
Have you ever frozen to ore make for holiday??
One of our favorite cookies! love this recipe.
Thank you, Taryn!
Can you freeze these? I would like to make them for my sons wedding reception