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

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Classic peanut butter cookies filled with peanut butter cups.
Course: Dessert/Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 128


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

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6 Responses
  1. 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. 🙂 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. Kristy

    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. 😉

  3. Medeja

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

  4. Terra

    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. Ramona

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

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