Those cookies have turned into one of my most popular recipes ever. You may be surprised to see they don’t actually use peanut butter… they call for powdered peanut butter instead. What started out as a recipe intended to use extra powdered peanut butter quickly became my go-to for an excellent peanut butter cookie.
But when I decided to develop these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups…
…I wanted a simpler approach.
I used the classic 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie recipe most of us have tried at one time or another. It’s an easy recipe, so simple, and uses nothing but simple ingredients.
A peanut butter lovers dream, these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are the best way to combine the great taste of a peanut butter cookie, s’mores, and your favorite peanut butter cups!
Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup creamy peanut butter*
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
Pinch of salt
7 marshmallows, cut in half
7 small peanut butter cups (such as miniature Reeses)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 7 muffin cups of a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
Add peanut butter, sugar, egg, and salt to bowl of a stand mixer; beat on medium speed until just combined, about 2 minutes. (Alternatively, you can use a hand mixer/electric mixer.)
Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough evenly into prepared muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven until just puffed, set, and golden brown, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Using a small cup with a diameter smaller than the muffin cup, gently press down on cooked peanut butter cookie dough to form a cookie cup. Arrange 2 marshmallow halves in center of each cookie, and nestle a peanut butter cup in between each marshmallow in center of each hot cookie cup. Bake cookies at 350 degrees F for 3 minutes bake time.
Remove from oven; let cool on a cooling rack 10 minutes. Run an offset spatula or dull knife around outside edges of cups, and carefully lift from muffin tin. Serve warm cookies or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag.
*I do not recommend using natural peanut butter for this recipe. I personally prefer creamy vs. crunchy peanut butter.
Turn powdered peanut butter into a sweet treat in these peanut butter cookies your whole family will enjoy! I love peanut butter. I love it in yogurt… … on a banana… …in a sandwich…. …and of course, I love it as the base of a classic peanut butter cookie. Peanuts are higher in protein than the…