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.

PhotobucketAll 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…

PhotobucketDon’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.

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

Get your cups ready.

PhotobucketThen sandwich those suckers.

Stupid good.

PhotobucketThen dig in.

PhotobucketAnd 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
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • approx 18 peanut butter cups, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°
  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


64 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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 πŸ˜‰ No one can ever get too sick of these types of recipes/innovations, in my opinion!

  5. Me han gustado mucho, tienen muy buena pinta. La verdad es que para la operaciΓ³n biquini no sirven pero lo mejor de la vida es darse un gusto de vez en cuando.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!

  8. 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 πŸ™‚

  9. 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 πŸ™‚

  10. nancy

    OK I was wondering what size reeses cup you used. Did you use the larger size or the small size. ( I am not talking about the mini’s but the next size up).

  11. I’m a teenager, and food is the only reason why I get up in the morning. And after i saw your website, I forever love you. Seriously. Now everytime I see something beautiful, I’m like “OH MY GOD MOM COME HERE YOU GOTTA SEE THIS THIS IS AWESOME MAKE SOME FOR ME PLEASE”
    So yeah. I love you that much.

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