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Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are a Reese's Cups lover's dream! Soft chocolate cookies filled with mini peanut butter cups then sandwiched together with creamy, whipped, sweet peanut butter frosting--this cookie is a total showstopper!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk or half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3.4 ounce package instant chocolate pudding mix dry mix, not prepared
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Reese's minis chopped

Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk or half-and-half
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, instant pudding mix, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and baking soda. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Fold in the chopped Reese's minis.
  • Scoop the cookie dough into 24 balls and roll between your hands until smooth. Place the dough balls on the cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between each. Flatten the top of each cookie dough ball slightly.
  • Bake the cookies at 350F for 7-8 minutes until set. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and cool completely to room temperature on a wire cooling rack.
  • To prepare the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and milk and beat until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Pipe the frosting onto the bottom of 12 of the completely cooled cookies, then top with another cookie to create a cookie sandwich.