Peanut Butter Cookie Cups


  • Prep Time30 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 45 mins
  • Makes28 to 30 cookies
Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Photo, Erik Putz.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

These easy homemade treats make a sweet gift for the chocolate-peanut butter lover in your life. You can also replace the peanut butter with tahini, if you like.


  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 28 to 30 mini gold foil liners

  • 400 g finely chopped dark or milk chocolate


  • POSITION rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • STIR peanut butter with sugar and egg yolk in a large bowl until smooth.

  • SCOOP 1 tsp portions and roll each into a ball. Arrange, 1 in. apart, on prepared sheet. Bake until tops are just cracked, 9 to 10 min. Let cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 min, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

  • ARRANGE mini gold foil liners on a large baking sheet. Temper chocolate.

  • SCOOP 1 tsp melted chocolate into each liner. Press 
1 cookie, flat side down, 
into each cup, pushing 
some of the chocolate up the side. Scoop another 1 tsp melted chocolate to cover cookie. Let stand until chocolate is firm, about 30 min.

  • STORE in a covered container up to 2 weeks, 
or freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 113, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 10g, Fat 8g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 20mg.

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