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bite size Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Peanut butter cookie cups combine chocolate chip cookies with a decadent filling of chocolate and peanut butter. There’s almost no way you’re going to be able to eat just one!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie cups
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 260kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 36 ounces Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough we used a pre-made dough but you can make your own if you prefer
  • 4 ounces Finely chopped bittersweet chocolate 60% cacao or higher
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Creamy peanut butter


Cookie Cups

  • Preheat oven according to instructions on cookie dough package or the recipe you are using.
  • Roll chocolate chip cookie dough into 1 inch balls (approximately 1.5 ounces each)
  • Using a mini muffin tin place one ball in each muffin spot.
  • Using a tart tamper (or another item with similar width) press down on each ball of dough. This will force the dough to rise up around the inside creating a cup shape. If the dough rises above the edge of the muffin tin you can use your finger to lightly pat it back down so it is even with the muffin tin edge.
  • Bake the cookie cups according to the instructions on the cookie dough package/recipe. The cookie dough will rise and fill in your cups at this stage. That is normal.
  • Once the cookies are baked remove them from the oven let cool for 5 minutes. Then use the tart tamper again to press each cookie down in the center where it has puffed up. This should form a perfect cup.
  • Let the cups cool completely.
  • When the cookie cups are cooled make your chocolate ganache.
  • Place the peanut butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 15-30 seconds until it is a pourable consistency. Fill each cup with 1 teaspoon of peanut butter.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of chocolate ganache to each cookie cup.
  • Place in the refrigerator to let the ganache firm up.
  • Enjoy!

Chocolate Ganache

  • Finely chop chocolate. It is important to chop as finely as possible so it will melt smoothly. Place in a medium bowl.
  • Pour heavy cream into a microwave-safe dish. Microwave heavy cream 1 minute or until it begins to boil.
  • Pour hot cream onto chocolate and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Then stir until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g