Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwiches


Sometimes ideas are just too obvious.

Because this…


It’s really a why didn’t I do that already in my life kind of thing.


And this whole post is really a giant slap on your forehead.

Chocolate chip cookies…yezz.

Peanut Butter Cups…oh yezzzz.

Sandwich them together when the cookie is still warm so the peanut butter cup gets all melty and sticky.  Heck yezzzz.

This cookie gives you permission to eat 2 cookies and a peanut butter cup in one mouthful.  You’re not dreaming!

I am all about consolidated desserts.  More bang for your buck.  More cash for your stash.  More loot for your boot…



So anyway, I got this idea from one of my awesome twitter followers (@shmack72) who are consistently looking out for me…

She lead me to this recipe which I quickly decided needed to happen in my kitchen.


It’s the most basic of concepts.

I debated posting them here on my site because figured you guys might be sick of me posting 4 bagillon variations on cookie/peanut butter cup combos.

I mean, you never know, right?

Obviously I came to my senses though.



So just for your viewing pleasure, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwiches.

Photobucket All you gots to do is make some chocolate chip cookies.

The recipe that I’m giving for these cookies is a version of my favorite chocolate chip recipe, which I have never posted here.
Don’t fret, though, I will be posting about those soon…AND this version is a super delicious, quick cookie.  Perfect for in-yo-face cookie stuffing.

Just drop tablespoon sized portions onto your baking sheet…

Photobucket Don’t under-bake these.  I mean, don’t OVER bake them either, but since I am a serial under-baker when it comes to chocolate chip cookies, just know that these need to actually BAKE…If you don’t bake them long enough the “sandwiching” process becomes a gooey, albeit delicious mess.

Photobucket Let the cookies cool for a few minutes so they’re not dang hot.

Get your cups ready.

Photobucket Then sandwich those suckers.

Stupid good.

Photobucket Then dig in.

Photobucket And then loosen your pants.


Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwiches
makes about 18 cookie sandwiches
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2½ cups chocolate chips
  • approx 18 peanut butter cups, unwrapped
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Cream butter and sugars together for about a minute on medium speed.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until evenly incorporated. Add salt and baking soda.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour and stir until incorporated evenly,
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Drop cookie dough in tablespoon sized portions onto prepared baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 8-9 minutes until edges are golden.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and continue cooling for another 5 minutes.
  10. Turn half of your cookies upside down and place an unwrapped peanut butter cup on top of cookie. Place another equally sized cookie on top of peanut butter cup. The heat from the cookies will melt the chocolate slightly, allowing the cookies to stick to the cup.
  11. Continue cooling cookies until ready to serve.
  12. If you notice that the peanut butter cup is melting too much, place cookies in the fridge to speed up the cooling. You don't want chocolate to drip down the side.
idea inspired by Hersheys


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July 25, 2012 11:45 am

What a combination! I’m going to make mini ones so the little boy doesn’t get crazy hyper after having one of these. The kids are going to love this, thanks!

July 25, 2012 11:47 am

Totally simple and genius. I love stuffing Reeses into the raw cookie dough before baking, but this is even easier!

July 25, 2012 11:51 am


July 25, 2012 11:51 am

Oh no you di’int. I’ve been putting off baking until our a/c was fixed, which it is as of about 24 hours ago. I think I know what needs to kick off my summer baking. It’s this. And people will be lucky if I share. Real lucky.

July 25, 2012 11:52 am

This is a great idea! I would love to know where you found the twine. I frequently see food items decorated with paper and tied with string on Pinterest but have no idea where to find either. Can you help?

July 25, 2012 4:29 pm

You will find a great selection of twine @
thetwinery,com. Hope this helps.

July 25, 2012 10:37 pm

Thank you so much, Suzanne!


Absolutely everything about this recipe is perfect!!!!!!!

July 25, 2012 11:55 am

I am SO STOKED that you did this. I haven’t had time to yet. I love your adjustments to the recipe (nuking them seemed like it’d kill the cookies for future eating) and will stand by as they look equally as gooey as delicious- perhaps moreso! I think ingredients have to be bought TONIGHT.

And again- you’re welcome 😉 No one can ever get too sick of these types of recipes/innovations, in my opinion!

July 25, 2012 11:59 am

That is AWESOME!!! I will never get tired of cookies or peanut butter cups, so keep them coming:-)

July 25, 2012 12:08 pm

yup, that’s a “head slap” recipe! Great share!

July 25, 2012 12:10 pm

Stupid good is right, but I’m glad you’re a smartie and thought of it first. Imagine how this would be with macadamia nut cookies with white chocolate PB cups… or snickerdoodles and mallow cups! Duuuuuuuude.

July 25, 2012 12:11 pm

Me han gustado mucho, tienen muy buena pinta. La verdad es que para la operación biquini no sirven pero lo mejor de la vida es darse un gusto de vez en cuando.

July 25, 2012 12:15 pm

You’re mean and evil and bad and I want to marry you.

July 25, 2012 12:33 pm

I think I’ll take more than a dozen :) Great idea & PB + chocolate = can’t go wrong!

July 25, 2012 1:33 pm

You can never have too much PB and Chocolate. Keep on, keepin on.
I actually made something similar recently.

July 25, 2012 1:48 pm

Wow!!!!! Perfect combo!

July 25, 2012 1:50 pm


July 25, 2012 1:54 pm

yes yes and YES. Two of m favorites in one. This is better than a pb cup stuffed chocolate chip cookie because now you get TWO cookies in one. I love how something SO simple can truly be so outstanding. Love this Shelly!

July 25, 2012 2:20 pm

Looks yummy! And I can’t think of a better combo :)

July 25, 2012 2:20 pm

I love sandwich cookies and these look absolutely amazing!

July 25, 2012 2:52 pm

omg that looks awesome!!

July 25, 2012 2:54 pm

Sakes alive. Sakes ALIVE. Sakes Ah-LIVE!!!! I am licking the screen as I type. Will you mail me some of these? Please say yezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!! :)

July 25, 2012 2:55 pm

I am so prepared to loosen my pants for these. I generally reserve that dessert dedication for dulce de leche, but I’ll be making an exception for these peanut butter cups.

July 25, 2012 3:29 pm

You are pure genius, and still my hero as always!! Keep’em coming smart cookie!! 😉

July 25, 2012 3:33 pm

This is some insane goodness!!

July 25, 2012 3:39 pm

I never in a million years would have thought of this. But now that I see it, it seems so obvious. I’m afraid to show my husband because he will want them immediately…

July 25, 2012 3:39 pm

oh my oh my, these look insanely delicious! i love a good chocolate chip cookie with a reese’s cup! my favorite 😉

July 25, 2012 3:54 pm

You make dreams come true! I will never get tired of the peanut butter and chocolate combo.

July 25, 2012 4:05 pm

Wow. Homerun!

July 25, 2012 4:12 pm

Whoa. These are dangerous. I need in.

July 25, 2012 4:32 pm

pants officially loosened

July 25, 2012 5:05 pm

Um. Wow. You just kinda blew my mind with this. :)

July 25, 2012 5:17 pm

This is just magical… perfect….can’t think of enough good things to say about these! :)

July 25, 2012 5:28 pm

Drooling here…and the packaging is so pretty!

July 25, 2012 6:01 pm

Oh. My. These look amazing!!

July 25, 2012 6:21 pm

Yum! Those look so good! I love a good ‘why didn’t I think of that already’ recipe…and yes loosen your pants is right:)

July 25, 2012 7:17 pm

I love you for posting this! Seems like such a no brainer but I never thought to do this!! What could be better? I just posted chocolate chip cheesecake sandwiches and I thought those were crazy good, but now I see these and I feel one-upped, haha! Never stop sharing, Shelly!!

July 25, 2012 9:07 pm

I feel like I shouldn’t call myself a choc/PB lover anymore having never thought of these!

July 25, 2012 10:06 pm

I wanted to lick the computer screen!!! I want these right now!!!!! I am going to save this to make next time.

July 25, 2012 10:07 pm

What a great idea to use the PB cup in the middle! I love it, and think that I could eat an entire batch!!!


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July 26, 2012 9:28 am

So simple but brilliant and a must try..whoa.

July 26, 2012 10:15 am

You should seriously be arrested for these. I can’t stop thinking about them and I’m supposed to be getting lots done at work today! Help!

Alicia McAuliffe
July 26, 2012 3:00 pm

Made them yesterday and family loved them!


I might need to get new pants for these!

July 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Oh. Yes!

July 27, 2012 8:52 am

I’m browsing this recipe instead of doing work and I can safely say this was so totally worth the consequences my procrastination may produce. I want these cookies. NOW! I don’t have peanut butter cups, but I do have chocolate truffles…


Thanks, girl :)

July 27, 2012 12:39 pm

Brilliant and scary at the same time:)

July 27, 2012 2:54 pm

Oh Yeah! I really think the one tied up in ribbon is smiling at me. :)

July 29, 2012 1:16 am

Oh my gosh what a fantastic idea! Like you said, in your fact obvious, but hasn’t been done yet! Thanks for sharing, they look absolutely amazing :-)