The Ultimate Cookie Cup

Yesterday I was all, enjoy the day because the diet starts tomorrow.  It was a holiday after all, and calories don’t count on holidays.

I am basically a scientist, so I know this to be true.

I had candy for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and all the snacks in between.

Why is Easter candy the cutest ever?  It’s basically impossible to say no to the cute, pastel colored, egg shaped treats.



So I ate.

And ate.

Annnd ate.

I went to bed full.  Not recommended.


But I woke up with a strong resolve.

No more sugar.

Then I got out of bed, which was my tragic mistake.

My house is filled with a tortuous level of peanut butter cups, cream filled eggs and miniature candy bars.

If the Easter Bunny was really a nice girl, she would deliver all the candy and then that very same night come and take it all away.

Whatever Easter Bunny.  Way to think about YOURSELF.


But since I am a giver, I decided to use my leftover candy for good and not evil.  And by “mine”, I clearly mean, “my children’s”, but who’s counting?


You will have these beauties together in no time.

The inspiration for these cookie cups came from here.  I just made a few small changes and totally cheated by using pre-made cookie dough.

What you will end up with is a peanut butter cup smack dab in the middle of a Sugar Cookie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Three-Way.

It’s a dirty cookie.

The Ultimate Cookie Cup.

Start with a package of pre-made sugar cookie dough and a package of pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough:

And you will need 24 peanut butter cups:

Line you muffin pan with cupcake liners…

Let you cookie dough sit out for 30 minutes or so to come up to room temperature.  It will make forming it around your peanut butter cup a little easier.

Then assemble them…sugar cookie on bottom, peanut butter cup in the middle and the chocolate chip cookie on top…

If you want to go the “from-scratch” route, totally fine, just use about 1 tablespoon of each dough.

Place the snuggly peanut butter cup in your lined muffin tin…

Bake them up and let them cool…If you can physically restrain yourself.

I’ll start my diet tomorrow.

Also, since you all seem to love my muffin pan, HERE’S where I bought it.

Check out these other fun ways to use up some of that leftover candy:

Monster Cookies from Cookbook Queen

Butterfinger Brownies from Recipe Girl

Rolo Brownies from My Baking Addiction

Peep Show S’More Bars from Bake at 350

Snack Bars from Buns in My Oven


The Ultimate Cookie Cup

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makes 24 cookie cups


  • 1 package Ready to Bake Sugar Cookie Dough (makes 24 cookies), room temperature
  • 1 package Ready to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (makes 24 cookies), room temperature
  • 24 full sized peanut butter cups


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Let you cookie dough sit out of the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes. If it is room temperature it will be easier to spread around your peanut butter cup.
  3. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  4. Place on portion of the sugar cookie dough on the bottom of the peanut butter cup, spreading to completely cover the bottom. Place one portion of your chocolate cookie dough on top of peanut butter cup, spreading to cover top of peanut butter cup. Make sure that entire peanut butter cup is covered.
  5. Place in liners and bake for 13-15 minutes.
  6. Let cool in muffin pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.


You can use homemade dough for these, just measure out dough into tablespoon sized portions to use.


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Ultimate is right! Where do I sign up for one of these? 🙂

Living The Sweet Life

Can I get one (dozen) … ohhh mmyy mother of yummminess!! These look incredible

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

Definitely the ultimate! 😀 Love it Shelly!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray


Oh my gosh whyyyyyyyyy. This is now all I will dream about all day long.

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Those look unbelievably good! I especially love the last picture. And although I think all diets are doomed to fail, good luck with yours. 🙂 I go on a grain-free diet every other day. Never works!


Well those look good enough to eat … and eat … and eat. That’s my problem: I’m always going to start the diet – tomorrow. I made your Peanut Butter Fluffernut Blondies recently. Yet another reason I’m starting the diet tomorrow – or the next day.

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

Ooohh these look dangerous!! Great recipe!


love love love this recipe – I am going out today to get the ingredients and trying it as soon as my kids go to sleep!

Jenny Flake

Woohoo for stuffed cookies! I could eat them all darn day 🙂


those look sooooo yummy!!!
and where did you get that adorable cupcake pan??


Calories definitely don’t count on holidays. Especially for ultimate cookie cups. These are outstanding!

Sarah @ See Sarah Bake

Oh. My. God….. I don’t think Ultimate even begins to describe the awesomeness of this cookie cup. And I thought I was going over the top this weekend by putting the mini Reese’s into a cookie, but you ma’am have shown me the way.

Lori @ RecipeGirl

Whoa- this is like, I’m totally needing to crash my diet and just eat something really decadent and yummy. I’m all over it!


Oh girl, you did goooood with these treats. Hope you are feeling better after the Easter treat party!


I spy a fun Anthro muffin tin!! 🙂 LOVE these fun cookie cups — I’m dying over that last photo!! 🙂 Definitely have to do this ASAP.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Well, I pretty much want 10 of these right now.


Okay WHERE did you get that cute cupcake pan/holder/whatever in the last picture??

Heather (Heather

ultimate is right…holy goodness!

Carrie Funk

Thanks for the awesome idea! Sounds delish!! My kids will love these and hubby too! PB cups area fave in this house!



Oh my. A cookie three-way? This is like all of my husband’s dreams rolled into one big diet killing ball of heaven.

Thanks for the link! 🙂


That is a crazy awesome combination!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

These shouldn’t be allowed, they look so ridiculously good and impossible to stop eating


Wow! This is quite the combination with endless possibilities! My thighs are expanding as I type! I love the colored muffin pan! That’s gorgeous.


OMG! Okay… I made the same resolve today after I got on the scale and it blinked a couple times before letting me know I’m 10 pounds heavier. These cookies are a must. I’ll just make them mini sized and share at work.

sally @ sally

i LOVE the idea of a three ingredient cookie cup recipe. i have all these ingredients on hand and can’t wait to make these. sometimes store bought cookie dough is a life saver!

Emilie @ Emilie

Three of the best flavors out there!


Every time I read your posts, I think “she’s outdone herself.” I have come to the conclusion that it is just never going to happen! These look way too good!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

These are genius!! 2 cookies and my favorite candy, I would not be able to stay away!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

these are pure bliss! I want to sink my teeth into one !


OMG! You just gave me a killer secret weapon for my hubs. I may have to save these for Credit Card statement day 🙂 (Ps I saw the comment above, but that is one cute baking dish, oh anthro!)

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

These are freaking dangerous! Love it!

bridget {bake at 350}

I want one…no, seven. No, twelve. These are totally worth skipping bathing season for!

PS…thanks for the link love! ?


Durn girl. I didn’t need to see these. Maybe I’ll start tomorrow too. Or the next day.

Aimee @ ShugarySweets

That’s just heavenly right there!


YUM! Too bad I don’t have tons of candy laying around… That’s okay, just one more ingredient to buy!

Cookie Sleuth

I would not be able to control myself around these! I definitely ate waaay too much this weekend, too. 🙂


These look to die for!!! And as far as your diet…your totally safe because tomorrow never comes…so keep saying I will start tomorrow!!!

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons

Wow..those look amazing! Going to give them a try after all of this Easter candy gets out of here!


Well I AM actually a scientist. And you’re right. Holiday calories don’t count.

Which is why I declare tomorrow to be a holiday of the Tuesday variety. I’m making these and eating a batch. Swoon.

Jen @ Jen

Way to go, you just ruined my diet too! I have no self-control around peanut butter cups. Which is why I kept my purchasing of peanut butter eggs to a minimum, and then I went home and wept. I waaant them!! 🙂


Yikes! I think all diets should be put on hold until these cookie cups are made and eaten!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

is is wrong that I thought about making these right now, to eat for breakfast? no? well then I feel better about myself!


Totally sinful! Only a slightly devious mind could think this up. I like that about you.


Erika - The Teenage Taste

The ultimate is right – these look super decadent and addictive! WANT! 🙂

Erin @ Making Memories

OH MY GAWD! These look heavenly!!!


I think I could eat about 10 of these.

Emily @ A Very Sweet Life

What a combination! I think I would need a big glass of milk to go with those!


Wow, that story sounds familiar – I may or may not have eaten 6 cadbury cream eggs this afternoon =p (plus a bunch of minis, but they don’t count right?!) Your cookie creation is deadly in the most wonderful of ways!!!


What a cute cupcake pan! And this is such a great idea because it prevents them from spreading out like I see most of them time when stuffing cookies.


OMG, you do it to me every time.

I really need to just quit my diet…. LOL