Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Reese's Stuffed Cookies

This is what happens when I buy too many bags of Reese’s peanut butter cups to hand out for Halloween. So instead of stuffing my face with those leftover little cups of peanut butter comfort, I’m stuffing them into these jumbo chocolatey chocolate chip cookies to share with friends.

Surprise Inside Cookies

Oh my! oh my! Look at these beauties.

Chocolate Cookie Ingredients

Cookie dough ingredients! The dough also has a 1/2 cup of peanut butter mixed inside for extra yum.

Peanut Butter Cups

And let’s not forget the main attraction. You’ll need a dozen regular size Reese’s peanut butter cups.

Chocolate Cookie Dough

Mix the cookie dough and stir in half of the semisweet morsels. Save the other half to press into the cookies before baking.

Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed

Get the scoop. A 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop that is. Place one scoop of dough on top of the candy cup and one on the bottom. Then press together and press the seams together around the edge. Oh yeah, chill the dough for about 30 minutes first to make it easier to work with.

More Morsels

Then take each cookie dough covered candy cup and press into a cup filled with the rest of the morsels. If you have any remaining morsels, press a few onto the sides and bottoms as well.

Cookie Dough Balls

Sitting pretty and ready to bake.

Chocolate Cookies

Bake for about 15 minutes and you’ll end up with these jumbo stuffed surprise-inside chocolate cookies.

Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Cookie

Yum! Yum! Yes!

Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
Yield: 12 jumbo cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 sticks butter (I used salted), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups (12 oz pkg) semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 12 Reeses peanut butter candy cups (regular size)


  1. Sift flour, cocoa, and baking soda together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream butter, peanut butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture and mix until incorporated.
  4. Slowly add flour mixture in three additions, mixing each until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl and mix again to incorporate.
  5. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate morsels, reserving the rest.
  6. Chill dough and peanut butter candy cups for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. When dough is chilled, scoop mounds of dough on to the top and bottom of each chilled candy cup.
  9. Press dough together and make sure the edges are sealed. Then press the tops of the cookies in a small bowl containing the remaining morsels. When done, adding morsels to the tops, press any remaining morsels on the sides and bottoms of cookie dough balls.
  10. Place 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes (if you can wait that long) before stuffing your face. Note: I baked the cookies in two groups to make sure I had enough room on the baking sheet for them.
Reese's Chocolate Cookies

Oh and here’s a pic for a little cookie-to-candy cup reference. The peanut butter cups melt and flatten just a bit, helping make these some big beautiful chocolate cookies.


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9 comments on “Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Cookies”

  1. I need this as stocking stuffers. Someone needs to gift me this for Christmas.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Bakerella!

  3. My kids would flip out over these cookies!

  4. Chocolate, chocolate, oh and more chocolate? Did I mention peanut butter? Ohhh, so good.

  5. I’m going to make these for sure. But I think I’ll use peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chips – to add some color :)

  6. Look sooooooooooooooooo good!

  7. Ohh that looks so good :D

  8. Oh Angie, you are going to get me in trouble with these cookies! LOL!

  9. These are calling my name. They look awesomely yummy. 

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