Chocolate chip cookie peanut butter cookie cups

Peanut butter cookie cups with a silky chocolate frosting

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These peanut butter cookie cups are delicious on their own! Top them with some chocolate frosting though and you will have yourself a fancy, yet super easy little treat. Make it for the holiday season to fill up your cookie boxes and impress your whole family!

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Chocolate chip cookie peanut butter cookie cups

Who else is obsessed with peanut butter cookies? I know I am. This time I went a step further and amped these bad boys up by adding chocolate chips in the peanut butter cookie dough as well as topping them with chocolate frosting.


Not only are they not as sweet as you might think, ( balance my friends! It’s called balance!) but they are also small bite sized little treats that you can enjoy without feeling like you just ate one giant cookie that contains like 400 calories!

The thing with this peanut butter cookie cup recipe is that I was looking for something similar all over the internet but I couldn’t find anything. All the recipes that I found consisted of a peanut butter cookie in a cup but that’s also stuffed with a Reese’s candy. Don’t get me wrong, those are all the way up my alley but I just wasn’t looking for that at the time.

So I took it upon myself to develop:

Our newest favorite peanut butter cookie cup recipe with chocolate chips and chocolate frosting.

How to make the best peanut butter cup cookies

Yea… I kinda went all out with the title too because this cookie has too many awesome things that I needed to include.

Peanut butter, check.

Mini chocolate chips, check.

Chocolate frosting, check.

In a cup shape, check, check , and check!

I don’t know if you can tell but I am way too excited for these, but I guess that means they’re good, right? I wish I could jump off the screen and hand you some because if you haven’t make them yet, you’re missing out!

Wha’t so special about today’s peanut butter cookie cups

There’s something oh so special about cookies in a cup shape. That’s why I wanted to make these cuties, other reasons why you need to try these for yourself are:

  • They are in a cute cup shape, top them with frosting they look like little cupcake cookies! Seriously the best.
  • These peanut butter cookies come in tiny, bite sized little bundles of joy. Meaning you can have one and save the rest for tomorrow, totally guilt free!
  • When making the recipe, I tweaked it to make sure that the sugar levels are not too overpowering. Especially since it has chocolate chips as well as chocolate frosting. So I reduced the sugar in the cookie and let the other ingredients balance it all out for us. Don’t worry if you decide to have these without frosting they’ll still be amazing.
  • Make these as a holiday cookie box filler and watch everyone’s face light up when they taste them this year!
  • Lastly, these chocolate chip peanut butter cookies are rich, packed with peanut butter flavors and have the best cookie texture ever.
peanut butter cookie cups

Ingredients to make peanut butter cookie cups

  • Peanut butter- For this recipe I use regular skippy peanut butter.
  • Butter– Softened butter it is.
  • Sugar– Regular granulated sugar will do the trick.
  • Brown sugar– As well as some brown sugar to get that molasses flavor and keep your cookies soft and chewy.
  • Egg yolk– You will need one large egg yolk for this recipe because it is high in fat and will help keep our peanut butter cookies nice and moist.
  • Vanilla– I always add vanilla to most my baked goods, it always adds an extra oomf.
  • Flour– All purpose flour works great for this recipe.
  • Baking soda– This will give these yummy peanut butter cookie cups a gentle lift.
  • Salt– You will need a pinch of salt to balance out the sweetness of these cookies.
  • Mini semi sweet chocolate chips– I always love adding chocolate chips to my peanut butter cookies because it brings a nice little surprise when you bite into your cookie cups. If you don’t have these or don’t mind for mini chocolate chips, you can definitely omit.
  • Chocolate frosting– This too is optional. You can either make your own chocolate ganache by following the simple step to make whipped chocolate ganache here. All you gotta do. is swap out semi sweet chocolate chips for the white chocolate chips used in that recipe.

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What frosting did you use?

If you decide to go with the frosting and don’t want to make the frosting because you’re already too tired, like I was when I made these, you should use Simple Mills chocolate frosting (not sponsored).

I have tried many store bought frosting and many of them just don’t taste that good. If you can’t find the specific brand that I am talking about, you can always go to my 7 secrets to make store bought frosting better article for the best tips on how to make your store bough frosting better.

cookie cups with chocolate frosting

How to make the best mini chocolate chips peanut butter cup cookies

  1. First start by preheating the oven to 350F.
  2. Now, add the peanut butter, butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar and cream for 1-2 minutes. You want the mixture to be light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolk and vanilla and mix for 30 more seconds.
  3. After that, add in the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix again just until the flour disappears. Add in the mini chocolate chips and mix one last time to get them evenly incorporated in the cookie dough. Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out 14 even cookie dough balls and place them in a mini cupcake tin. Bake for 10 minutes, then let the cookie cool completely then carefully remove them from the pan.
  4. Once the peanut butter cookie cups are completely cool and out of the pan, you can have them as is of frost them using a 1M wilton piping tip in a piping bag and your store bought chocolate frosting.
peanut butter cup cookies with frosting

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Peanut butter cup cookies with frosting

Peanut butter cookie cup with chocolate chips + chocolate frosting

These rich yet delicate peanut butter cookie cups have chocolate chips in them and are topped with chocolate frosting. Perfect balance of PB and chocolate in a cute little bite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 cookies
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • First start by preheating the oven to 350F.
  • Now, add the peanut butter, butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar and cream for 1-2 minutes. You want the mixture to be light and fluffy. Add in the egg yolk and vanilla and mix for 30 more seconds.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix again just until the flour disappears. Add in the mini chocolate chips and mix one last time to get them evenly incorporated in the cookie dough. Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out 14 even cookie dough balls and place them in a mini cupcake tin. Bake for 10 minutes, then let the cookie cool completely then carefully remove them from the pan.
  • Once the peanut butter cookie cups are completely cool and out of the pan, you can have them as is of frost them using a 1M wilton piping tip in a piping bag and your store bought chocolate frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 162IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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