Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwich Recipe

This Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwich recipe is about as over the top as you can get! Two warm chocolate chip cookies filled with a peanut butter cup that melts into the middle creating a sweet and soft peanut butter filling!

If peanut butter cups are your thing make sure to try my Peanut Butter Cup Blondies! They are INCREDIBLE!

A Cookie Sandwich That Tops All Others!

Here we have one of those recipes that is so painfully simple, but so incredibly special. The looks on your friends and families faces when you present them with a plate of these over the top Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwiches is worth every last calorie.

Because let’s all address the elephant in the room…these are not diet food.

But can we all just take a minute to appreciate the beauty of two warm chocolate chip cookies held together by a melted peanut butter cup. Totally dreamy…

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwich cut in half and stacked

How Do You Make These Easy Cookie Sandwiches?

The process is so simple. All you’re doing is baking some pretty straightforward chocolate chip cookies and placing a peanut butter cup on the bottom half of one while they’re still warm. Then you place another one on top so it really melts the chocolate.

As the cookies cool the melted peanut butter cup works like glue to hold the cookies together as a sandwich!

Collage making cookie sandwiches with peanut butter cups

Some Tips For Success:

  1. Make sure all your cookies are uniform in size. This will make the cookies easier to match up for a top and bottom. You don’t want all different sizes!
  2. Use a cookie scoop! This will make the portioning process much easier!
  3. Don’t make you cookies too big! I used a scoop that is 1 1/2- tablespoons. If you don’t have a scoop that size measure out the first few cookie scoops, and then do your best to make them all the same size. If the cookies are too big the peanut butter cup won’t fill the whole sandwich!
  4. If your cookies are misshapen when they come out of the oven, immediately reshape them using your spatula. This will only work when they are straight out of the oven.
  5. For a pretty look place a few extra chocolate chips on the tops. BUT you really only need to do this on half the cookies, because the other half will be on the bottom of your sandwich!
two chocolate chip cookies with melted peanut butter cup in the middle

How Long Does The Cookie Sandwich Take To Set?

Once you’ve assembled your cookie sandwiches, they will need to set. I like to press them down occasionally as they cool so the peanut butter cup spreads out between the two cookies.

They will take about an hour to set up, maybe longer depending on the climate you are in. You can easily place them in the refrigerator to set up more quickly. If you choose to do this, wait about 20 minutes before placing them in the fridge. This will give the peanut butter cup time to melt and spread before setting!

How To Store:

These will keep perfectly at room temperature. I say up to 3 days for best freshness!

And these do freeze incredibly well too! Store them airtight for up to 30 days in the freezer!

If you would like to make your cookie dough ahead to bake for later, check out my post on How To Freeze Cookie Dough!

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Sandwiches

  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 18 cookie sandwiches 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert


makes 18 cookie sandwiches



  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 18 full-sized peanut butter cups, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar together for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking soda and mix for 1 minute until evenly incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in flour and mix until just incorporated.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Using a small cookie scoop (1 1/2- tablespoons) drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet 2- inches apart.
  7. Bake 9-10 minutes until edges are golden.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and continue cooling for another 5 minutes.
  9. 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.
  10. Continue cooling cookies until ready to serve. You can also chill the cookies in the refrigerator to speed up the setting process.


store for up to 3 days at room temperature

Keywords: cookies and cups, cookie recipe, cookie sandwich, peanut butter cup, chocolate chip cookies

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Aug 20, 2020 2:17 pm

Is this your regular chocolate chip cookie recipe, or did you develop it just for the Reese’s peanut butter cups?

Aug 24, 2020 1:39 pm
Reply to  Shelly

Thank you

Mary Jean
Aug 18, 2020 7:06 pm

“Store up to 3 days” as if they would last that long! LOL!

Jun 21, 2016 10:47 pm

I just made these because I saw that I printed the recipe way back in October 2013. They’re delicious!

Jul 4, 2015 12:40 am

What a fabulous picture with the cookie on the hand. And the cookies are so pretty and yummy looking. :):)

Feb 2, 2013 4:03 pm

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.

Nov 3, 2012 6:47 am

Wow ! Yes what a combination !

Oct 22, 2012 5:12 pm

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).

Aug 16, 2012 11:04 am

Goodness gracious, sakes alive, yes this is a must try! WOW! 😀

Aug 6, 2012 12:16 pm

Something that seems so fundamental and basic, yet is absolutely the best idea I’ve seen in a while. Thanks, Shelly!

Jul 30, 2012 11:17 pm

First of all – holy cow I want one of those! And second, I will never get sick of the cookie/peanut butter cup combo. Bring them on!

Jul 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 🙂

Jul 27, 2012 2:54 pm

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

Jul 27, 2012 12:39 pm

Brilliant and scary at the same time:)

Such a fun way to make cookies!

Jul 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 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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