Happiness Is…Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups


Happiness is Winter Break.  The boys do not go back to school until Thursday, and we are all so excited.

Happiness is spending time with family.

Happiness is writing about Gabriel


and Ethan


and Summer.


Happiness is a “new” trampoline.


Happiness is watching Ethan get so excited about his toys.


Happiness is these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups.  I try to make cookies every Thursday.  I did not now what I wanted to make yesterday except that I knew I was craving peanut butter.  I looked in the pantry and found peanut butter, chocolate chips, Nutella, and cute little Valentine mini cupcake liners.  I immediately knew that all of that would turn into something delicious.  And, I was right.  Pure happiness.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups


1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cups flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup chocolate chips



  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place mini cupcake liners into a mini muffin tin.
  3. Cream butter and sugars.
  4. Mix in the peanut butter.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla, continuing to mix together.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  7. Slowly add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture, until combined.
  8. Gently add in the chocolate chips.
  9. Using a cookie scoop, place a very small scoop of the cookie dough into each of the muffin tins.
  10. Add about 1 teaspoon Nutella to the top of each of the cookie dough scoops.
  11. Using a cookie scoop, place another scoop of the cookie dough onto the top of the Nutella, using your fingers to slightly seal around the edges. The dough will look like a little ball in the cupcake liners.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the muffin tins for about 10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack or platter.

Have a happy weekend!

I shared this recipe at Gingerbread, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Mom Trends, A Little Nosh, Dwell on Joy, 30 Days, Whipperberry, Ladybird Ln., Foodie Friday, Alli ‘n Sons, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, The 36th Avenue, Something Swanky, A Glimpse Inside, It’s a Keeper, Fireflies and Jellybeans, DomesblissityJennifer Cooks and Tidy Mom.

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15 Responses to Happiness Is…Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

  1. Happiness are these cookies! Oh my goodness, YUM!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Whatever Friday {National Wear Red Day}My Profile

  2. I’m with Dorothy, happiness is these cookie cups, yum, yum!
    Glad everyone had a good break, who wouldn’t with you baking up this type of goodness!
    Joan Hayes@chocolate and more recently posted..Petit Mocha CheesecakesMy Profile

  3. Sarah says:

    Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays! I love making cookies in muffin tins – love the different texture it gives them!
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  4. Miz Helen says:

    Your little ones are just adorable, such wonderful memories. Those Peanut Butter Cookie Cups would be a big hit here. They look delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  5. sandy says:

    Happiness is having a daughter that, among many things, is also a good cook. Thanks for sharing with us. The cookies were out of this world GOOD!!! Happiness is hearing my youngest grandduaghter say, “I want to be a mommy when I grow up!”

  6. I’ve just died and gone to peanut butter and chocolate heaven! My favourites! I want to thank you so much for linking up last week to my “Thriving on Thursdays” linky party. You always have such fantastic ideas. The party will be starting again in just over 12 hours so if you get a chance, I’d love to see what you’ve been up to this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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  8. Penny says:

    I would like to try these with my gluten-free flour, but I don’t see a measurement for flour.

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