Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies Recipe

Jennie Phaneuf | One Sweet Mess Updated

Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies have a glorious peanut butter center wrapped in chocolate chip cookie dough. Melting peanut butter in one...

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Whew, that's a mouthful. Here's the thing...these peanut butter stuffed chocolate chip cookie cups are much too epic to leave even a single detail out. I'm talking mind-blowing, head spinning, gotta-have-more-cookies-in-my-face deliciousness!

This recipe really is the ultimate cookie recipe. I'm not just saying that because I'm biased. Heck, I'm my own worst critic. I'm telling you this because it's true.

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Fact #1: These will become your favorite cookie.

Fact #2: These will become everyone else's favorite cookie.

If you give your family a cookie, they're sure to want a glass of milk... and at least three more cookies.

Yup, I just semi-quoted If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, which, by the way, is the best children's book ever!

This recipe requires a small amount of effort on the part of the baker. No worries, I have a step-by-step picture tutorial for you to follow. I used my no-fail, extremely versatile soft batch triple chocolate cookie recipe as the base for this recipe. Instead of adding triple the chocolate, I used a combination of semi-sweet chocolate chips and mini Reese's Pieces.

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The cookie batter comes together in one bowl and takes a little under 7 minutes to mix. Here's how you'll assemble the cookies after you mix up the batter:

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Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick baking spray. Gently press 1 tablespoon of dough in the bottom of each cup.

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Top each cookie with a teaspoon of peanut butter. The peanut butter is easier to handle if you heat it in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften.

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Measure out a tablespoon of cookie batter and roll it into a ball. Gently press each dough ball into a flat disc in between your palms.

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Place the discs directly on top of the peanut butter. Bake for 17 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

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These cookies bake up perfectly crunchy with a soft, oozing peanut core. They're sweet, gooey, and loaded with chocolate chips and mini Reese's Pieces.

In my opinion, they're even better than a traditional peanut butter cookie. They have just the right amount of peanut butter flavor--they're the perfect combo of chocolate chip cookie and peanut butter goodness.

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I like to eat them warm so the peanut butter center is melty and gooey. To achieve an oozy center even after they cool to room temperature, place them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Viola, they taste just like you pulled them out of the oven.

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If you're a peanut butter lover like me, you'll love this healthy recipe for peanut butter oat balls, Karly's chocolate peanut butter shortbread bars, or her peanut butter marshmallow brownies.

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies Recipe

      12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 3/4 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces, Mini
  • 1/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a handheld mixer), cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light in color, about 1 minute.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl once in between.
  3. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and kosher salt to the bowl. Slowly mix until the batter is smooth and the flour is thoroughly combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and mini Reese's Pieces.
  4. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.
  6. Heat the peanut butter in the microwave for 20 seconds to soften.
  7. Press 1 tablespoon of dough into the bottom of each muffin tin. Top each dough ball with 1 teaspoon of peanut butter. Roll an additional 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and flatten into a fat disc using the palms of your hands. Place each disc directly on top of the peanut butter.
  8. Bake for 16-17 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack completely. Run a knife around the edges of each cookie to loosen. Gently pop each cookie out of the cup. 

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Author: Jennie Phaneuf
Recipe Yields: 12 cookie cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 262 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie cup
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 124
Calories 289

% Daily Value*
24%
Total Fat 16g
37%
  Saturated Fat 7g
5%
Sodium 108mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 34g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 20g
9%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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