Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies Recipe

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Shelly Published: June 20, 2021
Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies Recipe

How To Make Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

For this cookies recipe, a whole peanut butter cup is placed atop of a tender piece of cookie. You can even sub in your favorite chocolate candy as well.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • ½cupcreamy peanut butter
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • 1cuplight brown sugar,packed
  • 2large eggs
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • cupsall purpose flour,spooned and leveled
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 36mini peanut butter cups


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer, cream peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl until smooth.

  2. Add brown sugar; beat until combined, scraping down bowl as needed. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until incorporated.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually beat in flour mixture in two batches.

  4. Scoop off dough by the tablespoon; roll into balls. Place granulated sugar on a plate; roll balls in sugar, coating completely. Place 2 inches apart on a nonstick insulated baking sheet.

  5. Bake for about 7 minutes until cookies begin to puff up slightly. Remove from oven. Press one peanut butter cup in center of each cookie.

  6. Return to oven; continue baking for about 6 minutes more, until cookies are golden brown and chocolate has begun to melt. Let cool at least 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring cookies to rack to cool completely.


  • Calories: 530.63kcal
  • Fat: 29.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.40g
  • Fiber: 3.38g
  • Sugar: 49.96g
  • Protein: 10.41g
  • Cholesterol: 18.83mg
  • Sodium: 319.56mg
  • Calcium: 83.59mg
  • Potassium: 326.98mg
  • Iron: 1.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 29.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.26mg
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