Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle Cookie Cups

Peanut butter chocolate truffle cookie cups | Butter Baking

So the last couple of weeks have just been crazy full of baking over here in my world.

My friend had her engagement party over the weekend, and I was in charge of baking all the treats for her dessert table.

It was. Insane.

Peanut butter chocolate truffle cookie cups | Butter Baking

Basically, I was up to my ears in butter, sugar, almond meal, eggs and chocolate.

I kept running out of the stuff.

I kept having to go out and buy more of the stuff.

I kept having to sift, or melt, or beat the stuff.

And I was beginning to go a bit crazy.

Peanut butter chocolate truffle cookie cups | Butter Baking

Like last week, I actually had a “Oh no, I’ve lost the plot” moment.

I left a scarf on my bed. I went out. Came home. And couldn’t find the scarf. Anywhere. ANYWHERE.

I looked through every drawer. Twice. I searched through all my cupboards, and my shelves. I rifled through everything. Searched the whole house. Nothing. Nada.

The scarf was gone.

Peanut butter chocolate truffle cookie cups | Butter Baking

Then I gave up, took off my boots and pulled out their shoe box to put them away.

And in the box, was my scarf. Neatly folded up. I had put the scarf away. IN A SHOE BOX.

What?! Who does that?!!

Crazy people, that’s who. Crazy people, who need a baking break.

Peanut butter chocolate truffle cookie cups | Butter Baking

So I made you some cookies. I made me some cookies. They involve baking, I know, but they always make me feel better. And I clearly needed to feel better.

I baked them into cupcake liners. Because it’s easier than making cookies. And they are guaranteed to bake up thick and chewy. Which is a bonus. Always.

And I put peanut butter truffle in them. Do you remember my chocolate truffle swirl cookies? Well I made a peanut butter chocolate truffle. And put it in these cups.

Peanut butter chocolate truffle cookie cups | Butter Baking

See all those gooey bits up there?


‘Nuff said.

Peanut butter chocolate truffle cookie cups | Butter Baking

  • For the peanut butter chocolate truffle:
  • 120g milk chocolate, chopped (4 oz)
  • 120g peanut butter (4 oz)
  • For the cookie dough:
  • 165g unsalted butter (3/4 cup), melted and cooled until warm
  • 1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar (7 ounces)
  • ½ cup white sugar (3½ ounces)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp plain flour (10½ ounces)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Peanut butter chocolate truffle chunks (as above)
  1. To make the peanut butter truffle, microwave the chocolate in a small bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between each burst.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted, add the peanut butter and mix until well combined.
  3. Line a tray with baking paper and spread the peanut butter chocolate truffle mixture over it in a thin layer. Freeze for half an hour.
  4. Remove the peanut butter chocolate truffle from the freezer. Chop the truffle roughly into ½ inch chunks. Return to freezer until required.
  5. To make the cookie cups, preheat the oven to 180 C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake papers.
  6. Using a wooden spoon, beat the butter and sugars together until smooth.
  7. Add the egg, the egg yolk and vanilla and mix until combined.
  8. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix in until just incorporated. Stir in peanut butter chocolate truffle chunks until they are evenly dispersed.
  9. Divide the dough evenly between the cupcake liners (about two tablespoons per liner).
  10. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until the tops are golden. Makes 12 cookie cups. Try to resist eating one of these all warm and gooey.
  11. Happy baking!

Cookie dough recipe adapted from Baking Illustrated.

36 Thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle Cookie Cups

  1. They look amazing! And you know what, most important thing is that you did find your scarf again 😛

  2. :) These were worth waiting for! You know I will be making these soon! I love the cookies in cupcake liners!! I am making an enormous number of a variety of cookies this week for a friend’s daughter’s Bat Mitzvah (6 large trays!). I was going to make mini cupcakes but I may make these instead….no frosting, easier to transport,and more delicious, in my opinion. Thanks, Natasha!!

    • Wendy! Haha well the idea was originally yours! Sorry it took so long to get the post up! But they are YUM!! :-)
      Let me know what you think about them!
      Eeeek that sounds like a crazy amount of cookies! I think making cookie cups is a great idea instead of the cupcakes! Much easier to handle 😀 Enjoy!!!

  3. Sabina on May 21, 2013 at 6:44 am said:

    Oh my God, these cookies look soooo delicious. They are number one on my “to make” list!!

  4. You story had me laughing, because that’s EXACTLY the kind of thing I do…like, on a regular basis. It’s not an easy way to live life, that’s for sure. It mostly involves lots of head-scratching and frustration and cookie-making. :) These thick and chewy cookies look amazing!

    • Hi Elizabeth! Haha I’m happy to hear it’s not just me 😉
      I think the best one was when I couldn’t find my phone. I was looking around for it for aaages. Then I realised I was actually on it, talking to my best friend about how I couldn’t find it 😐 Haha cookies are so necessary in those situations! :-)

  5. They look so good! Saw them on FG and I love making cookie cups – so fast and no need to chill the dough!

  6. These look delicious!! I may have to make them this weekend…yum!

  7. Love the idea of baking these in a muffin tin to get ultra thick and chewy cookies. And that melty chocolate truffle center… TOO delicious. (Can I just also say how much I appreciate that you infuse fudgy or melty chocolate in the majority of your posts? :]) Awesome job, Natasha!

  8. Love the idea of baking these in muffin cups to get a thicker, chewy cookie. And that melty truffle center… TOO delicious. (Also love how you manage to infuse some form of fudgy or melty chocolate into so many of your recipes.) Awesome job, Natasha!

  9. Anisha on May 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm said:

    I had planned to do so much tomorrow morning but everything will have to wait now, i have to make these first up in the morning, they look so yummy.

  10. Wow, these look pretty amazing. I love gooey cookies!

  11. These look so good! Will be putting this on my to-bake list –pinning!

  12. You know what’s funny? I just started low calorie recipe series on my blog, but I’m spending more time on your blog :) …. I think I’ll take 4 of these cookie cups, just for now :)

  13. Stephanie on May 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm said:

    Hey Natasha! wish you well in there :) they just came out from my oven and just AMAZING. Even i can’t eat them much because,i have a bit problem with my skin and my doctor said that i must do “the diary diet things”. i think it is the hardest thing for people that can’t through a day without baking :( . As always,thank you for the simple idea and sharing the baked goodness recipes for the people that read your blog. God Bless You :).

  14. TheDon on May 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm said:

    Hey, came across your blog looking for some different recipes and som inspiration. I and am happy to say your blog is truly a gold mine!! Diabetic coma from just looking at those great photos too. Subscription done! :)

    The Don
    Stockholm, Sweden

  15. Yummy! A recipe that is on my list to try!

  16. These look fabulous Natasha, I’ve never tried baking cookies like this before, but will be trying it! I made a white chocolate peanut butter truffle mixture the other day and used it as an icing (so good!)

    • Thanks so much Joy! Oh you absolutely should, they always turn out so yum, and you can stuff them with things that you may be otherwise afraid would leak out (eg. salted caramel)!
      Oh your ganache icing sounds yum! Great idea :-) Was that on those gooey peanut butter bars? Am loving all the delicious things you’ve been baking too! They make me drool!

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  19. Kerry on July 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm said:

    Hi Natasha

    These looks great! I love your blog. Natasha, do you think I could freeze them to make ahead of time?

    • Hi Kerry!
      Thanks so much :-) yes absolutely! You can bake and freeze, or make the dough, scoop and freeze the portions and then bake from frozen! Enjoy :-)

  20. Fiona Cheng on July 21, 2014 at 9:14 am said:

    Hi Natasha! I love your blog – I made these as an airport pick up surprise for my girlfriend…what a hit! The next time we ate them we split them in half and used them as the cookie part for a s’more! I highly recommend!

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