Glazed Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

These Reese’s peanut butter cup cookies look like you spent hours making them, but come together SO quickly! The chocolate glaze adds a pretty and professional touch.

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Have you ever made Peanut Butter Blossoms for a Christmas cookie exchange?

I love making them too, but sometimes I prefer a bit of a twist on the original favorite. Enter these Reese’s peanut butter cup cookies—they still satisfy those peanut-butter-and-chocolate cravings while making a stunning presentation on any holiday cookie buffet.

The best part: these peanut butter cookie cups look complicated and time-consuming (like you spent hours making them!) but they’re actually pretty easy. 

Plus, since there’s no way the peanut butter cup will fall off (unlike the Hershey kiss on the Peanut Butter Blossom!), you get the ideal ratio of chocolate, peanut butter, and cookie in every bite.

Well, unless you polish it off in just one. 🙂

How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Step 1: Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients—flour, sugar, powdered sugar, and salt.

Step 2: Beat in the peanut butter, butter, and egg. If the dough seems a little too dry, add 1-2 tbsp of milk.

Step 3: Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place into greased or lined mini muffin tins, then press one mini Reese’s peanut butter cup into each ball.

Pro Tip: Freezing the Reese’s cups for 5 minutes allows for easier unwrapping and no smudgy fingerprints in the tops!

Step 4: Bake 13-18 minutes or until dough is set and golden brown around the edges. Cool 5 minutes and remove from the pan, then allow to cool completely before adding the glaze.

Step 5: Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwaveable bowl or double boiler, then drizzle over cooled cookies with a spoon or small flat-sided spatula.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies 1x


These Reese’s peanut butter cup cookies look like you spent hours making them, but come together SO quickly! The chocolate glaze adds a pretty and professional touch!



For the Cookies:

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 12 tbsp milk, if needed
  • 48 mini chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp shortening


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease mini muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients together, then add peanut butter, butter, and egg with an electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until dough forms; if needed, add 1-2 tbsp milk.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in balls; place in muffin cups. Press 1 peanut butter cup into each ball.
  3. Bake 13-18 minutes or until dough is set and golden brown around the edges of candy. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In a small microwavable bowl, microwave glaze ingredients on High 45-60 seconds, stirring once halfway through, until melted. If necessary, continue to microwave on High in 15-second increments, stirring until smooth. Drizzle glaze evenly over cooled cookies.


Place your bag of mini Reeses cups in the freezer for 5-10 minutes so they are easier to unwrap when you get to that part!

These cookie cups freeze really well, so make a few batches, and freeze in storage containers until you need them for your next Holiday party. Or save for a special pick-me-up in the gloomy days of winter!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter cup cookies, Reese’s cookies

What is your favorite Holiday cookie to make?

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  1. I have mixed up the dry ingredients but have a question, are you talking “mini” the smallest kind made as they are not wrapped or the miniature ones, sorry a tad bit confused. I was afraid the wrapped ones might be too large. Thanks

  2. Wow these are adorable and look delicious! I can’t wait to try making them for my peanut butter cup-loving family.

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