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Death by Peanut Butter: Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

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Death by Peanut Butter…as if! I can finish a jar of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter in a jiffy! And I won’t die. I’ll just want one more jar. I love that Peanut Butter. I can’t get enough of it.

Hey, Smucker’s, if you are looking for a spokesperson, I’m right here…that is if the contract includes a lifetime supply of  your Natural Peanut Butter.

Sometimes, though, a spoon of peanut butter just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you just want to indulge and bite into a cookie. With peanut butter. And peanut butter cups.

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I ate half the bag of mini PB cups. The other half made it into these Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups cookies. What? You don’t do that?! Of course you do! Then you blame it on your kids and tell the hubs that they ate all the PB cups… and the jar of Nutella.

It was 2 a.m. – the baby wouldn’t sleep. What else was I going to do.

To make up for it, I sent these PB cookies to work with my husband. Broke my heart to have to give them away: so chewy, so peanutty…I love them… I kept a few for me.

The recipe is a standard cookie recipe with the addition of creamy peanut butter and finely chopped mini chocolate peanut butter cups. I used 10 mini PB cups, and that was plenty even for a peanut butter freak like me. If you want, go ahead and use more, or less, to suit your taste. Or don’t use any. Please don’t do that.

peanut butter cookies with chocolate peanut butter cups

Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Katerina | Diethood
Classic peanut butter cookies filled with peanut butter cups.
Servings : 24 cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • 10 mini chocolate peanut butter cups , finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • In a medium-sized bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the butter until creamy. Add in the sugars and continue to mix for 2 minutes.
  • Mix in the peanut butter and egg.
  • Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir together with a wooden spoon.
  • Fold in the chopped mini chocolate peanut butter cups.
  • Shape cookie dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place them two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Flatten each cookie in a crisscross pattern with a fork.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are light brown.
  • Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; transfer to a rack to cool completely.


Calories: 128 kcal | Carbohydrates: 18 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 124 mg | Potassium: 74 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 12 g | Vitamin A: 15 IU | Calcium: 14 mg | Iron: 0.6 mg | Net Carbs: 18 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert/Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter cookies, easy cookie recipe, peanut butter cookies
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6 comments on “Death by Peanut Butter: Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups”

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Ridiculously delicious Kate! Oh those midnight crazy wakeup!! I certainly don’t miss it AT ALL, and hang in there. There will be an end. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are lucky you are a great baker so you can still enjoy eating these cookies and feel happy. That’s what I needed when I woke up 2am and baby didn’t go sleep! Fantastic cookies. I’d be much happier if these cookies are always in a jar!

  2. You know I’m not too big on chocolate, but peanut butter…can’t get enough. Especially of peanut butter cookies. I would be the one to not add the PB cups, but or at least leave a few plain for me. Mr. N on the other hand would be over the moon if I made these with the PB cups for him. They are his favorite candy! I bet Miss A wouldn’t be complaining either! Great idea to send the treats to the Hubs’ office. I should do that – get more of the sweets out of here when we make them. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I am sure I would enjoy such deadly PB cookies.. :)) And wouldn’t be able to give away to my husband even 1 :)))

  4. My hubby is just like you, he could devour a large amount of peant butter. He would go crazy for your cookies, they sound so delicious:-) Hugs, Terra

  5. I totally agree with your love of peanut butter… it only gets better with chocolate! These cookies look amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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