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Peanut Butter Stuffed Sugar Cookies


1 hour
Skill Level
10 cookies

Sugar cookies and REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups join forces to create your new favorite dessert. Tuck a REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup inside classic sugar cookie dough and bake until you have a soft, sweet cookie with a surprise creamy, chocolaty center. Serve these Peanut Butter Stuffed Sugar Cookies at your next party or event to please the whole crowd!  Love giving your guests something special with this peanut butter stuffed sugar cookies recipe? Try our HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolate Chip Cookies for another classic cookie recipe with a fun HERSHEY'S Candy surprise inside.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
24 minutes
Bake Time
16 minutes
Cool Time
20 minutes


  • 1 cup
    unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1-1/4 cups
  • 1
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
pan cookie sheets
paper parchment paper
mixer mixer
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
Heat oven to 350° F. Line two baking sheets or cookie sheets with parchment paper. Remove wrappers from peanut butter cups; set aside.
Beat butter and sugar in bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment 4 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing to combine. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; beat into butter mixture until just combined.

Divide dough into 10 (about 1/3 cup) pieces. Working with one piece at a time, divide each piece in half. Flatten one half to about 1/4 inch thickness. Place peanut butter cup on flattened piece. Flatten remaining half so that it covers peanut butter cup; press cookie edges together. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining dough pieces and peanut butter cups. Place 5 cookies about 2 inches apart on each prepared baking sheet.

Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until cookie edges are light golden. Cool completely on baking sheet. Cookies may be stored in airtight container for up to one week.


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