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Peanut Butter Cup Buttons


2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
60 cookies

Chocolate and peanut butter come together again in this delicious bite-sized dessert recipe. These button cookies get topped with REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures for an extra boost of chocolate and peanut butter. They're the perfect mix between a mini cookie cup and a brownie bite.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
35 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes


  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 1-3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 60
    REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup
    peanuts, halves

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
1-3/4 inch muffin cup tin 1-3/4 inch muffin cup tin
muffin cups muffin cups
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
refrigerator refrigerator
oven oven
wire rack wire rack

Line 60 small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches in diameter) with paper or foil baking cups.


Beat butter, sugar, water and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together 1-1/2 cups flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating on low speed just until blended. Split dough in half; add remaining 1/4 cup flour to one half and cocoa to the other half, blending each thoroughly. Refrigerate doughs until firm enough to handle.


Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place in prepared muffin cups. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until cookie surface is set. (Vanilla cookie should be light golden.) Cookies will appear soft and moist. Do not over bake. Cool about 3 minutes on wire rack. Push peanut butter cups into center of each cookie (Peanut butter cups will soften and melt.). Cool completely in pan on wire rack.


Before peanut butter cup hardens again place peanut halves on surface.


Chopped peanuts can be used in place of peanut halves.

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