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Peanut Butter Candy Cookies

You can't go wrong for the holidays with these Peanut Butter Candy Cookies!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut Butter Candy Cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 436 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 3/4 c. chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 c. 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 c. light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. quartered mini peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 c. milk chocolate chips


  1. Beat peanut butter and butter in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda until blended. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Beat in flour at low speed just until mixed. Stir in peanut butter cups.
  2. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 375. Place 1/4 c. dough per cookie on ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  5. Place chocolate chips in small resealable plastic food storage bags; seal bag. Microwave until melted. Knead bad until chocolate is smooth. Cut off very tiny corner of bag; pipe chocolate decoratively onto cookies.
  6. Let stand until chocolate is set. Stack cookies between layers of waxed paper in container. Store loosely covered at room temp up to 1 week.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
I used candy melt for the drizzle, I like that typically better than melting chocolate. I think what I like best is how quickly it dries/hardens. It seems like just as quickly as I drizzle it on, it hardens and is ready to go shortly thereafter. Also, I used my Muffin Top Pan to make these cookies - which made it really nice to make uniform cookies. I don't use my muffin top pan often, but when I do it sure comes in handy!

Adapted from The Cookie Bible

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Candy Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 265mg12%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.