Marble Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


Good morning! It’s hard to believe September is halfway over already. It doesn’t quite feel like fall yet as it’s still 80 degrees outside, but the mornings are getting crisper. This week I am revisiting a recipe I made my sophomore year at ISU.

I wanted to try and make something different and this was just the ticket – also likely inspired by the stuffed cookie trend. These cookies are like your average dough, just with a bit more clean up to tend to. Though I do love cleaning, I have to say the clean up for these was a bit more involved than I remembered. Nevertheless, it was a new and fun baking experience for me because I was mixing up my normal baking routine. I was a bit nervous prior to making these because I had only made them once before when I was creating the recipe. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. With these you can have a bit of fun with what you mix into the dough. If you don’t want to stuff them with peanut butter cups, you can have these plain or mix peanut chips into the chocolate dough and chocolate chips into the peanut dough. If you want a smaller cookie, feel free to use miniature peanut butter cups. That being said, I went through two bags of Reese’s and I still probably had enough dough to use up another bag.

Happy baking and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


marble peanut butter cup cookies

  • Servings: 24-32
  • Difficulty: easy
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Dorothy’s Test Kitchen


for the chocolate batter

1 stick butter or margarine

½ c. sugar

¼ c. brown sugar

1 egg

½ tsp vanilla

½ cup cocoa

1 heaping cup flour

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt


for the peanut butter batter

1 stick butter or margarine

¾ c. sugar

1 egg

½ tsp vanilla

½ cup peanut butter

1 heaping cup flour

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 pkg. Reese’s peanut butter cups


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  In a small bowl for each type of cookie, cream the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla, as well as the peanut butter. Stir in dry ingredients. For the chocolate batter, it’s going to look a little crumbly, but you just have to get in there in with your hands to completely mix it.

Grab approximately 1 tsp of each batter and fold the dough into itself to give it a marbleized look. Wrap the batter around unwrapped peanut butter cups. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.  Bake in preheated oven for approximately 9-12 minutes.  Let cool for at least 5 minutes on a wire rack.

8 thoughts on “Marble Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  1. This cookie looks wonderful, I make cookies but are simple this seems quite easy to cook than I thought.
    Thank you for sharing recipe…
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