Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I first saw these at a bake sale and was so impressed. You bake a ball of dough in a mini-muffin tin, bake, and press a Reese's peanut butter cup into it after you take it out of oven. You are left with a picture-perfect tart, receiving "oohs and aahs" and "how did you do it?" You could even use the refrigerated sugar/peanut butter cookie dough too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add egg, vanilla, flour, baking soda and salt' mix well.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls (I use small cookie scoop) and place in miniature muffin tins(sprayed with PAM) or in mini cupcake wrappers).
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375°F.
  5. When tins are removed from oven, immediately press 1 peanut butter cup into the center of the cookie.
  6. Allow to cool completely before removing cookies from the tin.


Most Helpful

This was a great addition to my cookie platter. It was incredibly easy and so darn good! I don't think you could go wrong with this one. I was a little surprised that I had to bake the cookies for the full 10 minutes, I often find that most things are done in my oven on the low end of the time line.

tara portee December 26, 2010

I've been meaning to try this recipe for a long time but had it in my head that they would be too time- consuming & finicky - NOT SO! So, so easy & so delicious!! I made them to take to a housewarming party & they were gobbled up first! I didn't even bother rolling into balls - I just dropped by teaspoon into the muffin tins & they formed beautifully into tart shells. I also used the really mini Reese's pb cups that are already unwrapped so that saved time. I managed to get 4 dozen cookies out of this recipe & there were more than enough pb cups in one bag.

Debbb May 27, 2012

This is a definite 10 star cookie for me! I did it exactly like it said and they turned out great. I added reeses pieces on the top and they looked professional! I also use the dough for plain ol' peanut butter cookies. The cookies turned out great and stayed soft for days (not that they were around for very long).

mirespada October 22, 2011

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