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Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chunks and mini peanut butter cups. The dough comes together quickly and is an easy dessert that is sure to impress every chocolate and peanut butter lover!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate recipe, cookie recipe, peanut butter recipe
Servings: 36
Calories: 170kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Mini's Unwrapped chopped

Instructions

  • Line three large baking pans with parchment paper or grease with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla, beating well. Add the flour, ½ cup at a time, followed by baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. Gently fold in chocolate chunks and mini peanut butter cups.
  • Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour, if desired. This will help the cookies to bake up soft and round, rather than spread out.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop dough into balls about 2 tablespoons each and place onto prepared baking pans.
  • Bake for 11-15 minutes, or until golden brown around edges of cookie. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking pan for 10 minutes. Then, remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Adapted from my Chewy Twix Cookies

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg