Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

by aimee @ shugarysweets on April 17, 2012

Remember my love of muffin tops? HEREHERE AND HERE? Well, guess what? That muffin top pan I used makes beautiful cookies too!
I forgot I made these cookies back in March. We went to visit my parents and peanut butter cookies happen to be my dad’s favorite cookie! Happy Birthday Dad!!

Each cookies is packed with peanut butter and peanut butter morsels. Then topped with one chopped mini peanut butter cup! One of the perks of being a food blogger? Eating the props! Especially that big bowl of peanut butter!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
by Shugary Sweets
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-13 minutes
Ingredients (3-4 dozen)
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Crisco (butter flavored)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 bags (11oz) peanut butter morsels
  • 40 mini Reese's peanut butter cups
In mixer, beat butter, crisco, sugars, milk, peanut butter and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda. Fold in peanut butter morsels.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop tablespoons of dough into cavity of muffin top pan. Flatten with fork. Chop each peanut butter cup into fourths and press into tops of cookies. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Allow to cool 2 minutes in pan, transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 18, 2012 at 12:03 am

they look great! Interesting that you use a Crisco/Butter combo. I need to try that to get the best of both worlds…along with my peanut butter!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 18, 2012 at 12:18 am

Ohhhh my! These look freaking awesome!


Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 18, 2012 at 12:56 am

I agree with Katrina, these are freaking awesome!! I would love to have a few of these cookies!!


carolinaheartstrings April 18, 2012 at 1:06 am

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Julia @The Roasted Root April 18, 2012 at 5:44 am

I always love a good peanut butter treat, but recently all I want is a sweet, salty crunchy peanut butter yum. To be honest, I would love to put some of your peanut butter cup cookies with a scoop of peanut butter and vanilla ice cream in a blender and make a milkshake out of them. whoa…did I say that out loud? Great recipe ;)


Our Delightful Home April 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

These cookies look perfect!

Mrs. Delightful


Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

LOVE. What awesome cookies. Now I need to use my deep-dish cookie pan (aka Whoopie Pie pan) to make muffin tops! :)


Julie @ Table for Two April 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm

yum!! these look awesome and sooooo good! i love that they’re muffin tops because that means MORE cookie!! reese’s rock my world too!


Jocelyn April 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

More power to the peanut butter cookie filled with peanut butter chips and cups!!! Awesome cookie! And I love it made in the whoopie pie pan because it makes it a bigger yummier cookie:-)


Sophie April 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Those look amazing! I’d love if you linked up some of your sweet stuff to my Sweet Saturdays link party this week! Hope to see you there! :)


Lauralovescakes April 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

What great looking cookies! I’d love one of these now with my cup of tea! :-)


Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart April 19, 2012 at 1:37 am

Oh I KNOW my hubby would love for me to make him up a batch of these bad boys! YUM!


Michelles Tasty Creations April 19, 2012 at 4:45 am


Theses look delish! I am a new follower and following on Bloglovin’ too, don’t you just love that site, I do.

I would love to invite you to share MANY, (hehe) of your amazing recipes at my Creative Thursday Link Party at Have a great week.



mypollitos April 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

These cookies sound absolutely delicious. My hubs would totally love them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Visiting from A Creative Princess blog party.

Sapphire @ Life with My Pollitos


Carrie Burrill April 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

These look so good right now it isn’t even funny. I love PB anything!


Katie Adams April 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

These look amazing! I would love for you to share with my Linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday. I think my readers would really like these! Thanks for the recipe!


Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry April 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Wow! These look divine! I love me some peanut butter! I need to get one of those muffin top pans! How fun!


Angela April 20, 2012 at 1:10 am

Wow! They look delicious! :)


Back for Seconds April 22, 2012 at 3:25 am

This is my kind of cookie. We both had peanut butter cups on the brain, I just posted peanut butter cup brownies! Great minds think alike ;)


The Better Baker April 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Perfect combo…they look so tasty. I want some…and MORE! Pinning! Thanks for bring them to Weekend Potluck.


virginia June 29, 2013 at 4:54 pm

How can I print the recipes? I have just found your site and I love it, I am a nut for new recepies. They all sound wonderful. Thanks


aimee @ shugarysweets June 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Not all my older recipes have the print option yet (working on getting that fixed!) For now, you would have to copy/paste the recipe. Sorry!!


Erma February 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

OMG!!!! these cookies are fantastic….a must try…….Thank you I love peanut butter and chocolate…..reese peanut butter cups are my absolute favorite


Shireene June 22, 2014 at 11:44 pm

What is a muffin top pan and where do I buy one?


aimee @ shugarysweets June 23, 2014 at 8:54 am

It looks like a whoopie pie pan. You can find them at Michael’s or online too. Sometimes TJMaxx, Meijer and Walmart carry these….


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