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a stack of peanut butter cup cookies with peanut butter candies

Extreme Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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These giant peanut butter cup cookies are taken to a new level with chunks of mini peanut butter cups, crunchy peanuts and Reese’s Pieces candies! A peanut lover’s dream!

  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x


  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter candies
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups, cut into quarters


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, place the softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix on medium 1-2 minutes, or until the butter is pale and fluffy and fully combined. 
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined, then mix in the peanut butter for another 30 seconds – 1 minute.
  5. Gently add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the peanut butter candies and mini peanut butter cups.
  6. Scoop out large rounded spoonfuls of dough using a cookie scoop or large spoon. Roll the dough into a ball and place on the prepared sheet pan 2 inches apart. 
  7. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden and dry. Transfer to a wire rack and cool 10 minutes before serving.



  • mixing bowls
  • hand or stand mixer
  • cookie scoop or large spoon
  • sheet pan
  • parchment paper
  • wire cooling rack

Pro-tip: the peanut butter cups melt while baking. I saved a few leftover peanut butter cups and gently pressed them into the tops of the baked cookies shortly after they came out of the oven. 

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian