Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups


These Giant Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups are peanut butter and jelly made into a  jumbo, delicious cookie with whipped peanut butter icing!  The PB&J lover in your life will go crazy for this easy dessert recipe.

Giant Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups dessert recipe for the PB&J lover.

Are you loving all of these jumbo cookie cup recipes as much as I am loving making them (and EATING them)?! I just kind of had this idea and vision and ran with it by making a different version of oversized cookie cups every week.  So far I’ve made a Carrot Cake version, Sugar Cookie with Lemon Mousse, and Pina Colada with coconut frosting.  If you’ve been following along, which was your favorite so far?  I’d have to go with the Pina Colada version, mostly because they were the most fun to decorate and I’m a very visual person when it comes to my food – they were super pretty to look at as well as delicious!

If you love PB&J, which is pretty much all of us, you will adore these.  The cookie cup is a peanut butter cookie base filled with raspberry jam and topped just like a cupcake with a generous mound of light, whipped peanut butter frosting.  I’d have to say that the peanut butter frosting (or icing) really stole the show with these cookie cups – I wanted to just eat it with a spoon….it was that good.

You can get a jumbo muffin tin on Amazon if you don’t already have one.  They are also great for making bakery style muffins, etc.!  I also use these reusable Wilton cupcake decorating bag and decorating tips for piping on the frosting.

Giant Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups dessert recipe for the PB&J lover.

Giant Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups dessert recipe for the PB&J lover.

Before going into the oven…

Giant Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups dessert recipe for the PB&J lover.

Giant Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups dessert recipe for the PB&J lover.

Giant Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups
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Serves: 8 or 9, depending on size
These Giant Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups are peanut butter and jelly made into a jumbo cookie! The PB&J lover will love this easy dessert recipe.
Cookie Cups:
  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten in a separate bowl before adding
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 and ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 and ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 and ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Strawberry or Raspberry jam/jelly, for filling and topping (optional)
  • Mini Nutter Butter cookies, for topping (optional)
Cookie Cups:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk.
  5. Add the flour mixture; mix well.
  6. Shape into balls (as shown above) and place each into a greased jumbo muffin tin.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for about 16-17 minutes - make sure they aren't getting too brown on top.
  8. As soon as you take them out of the oven, use something with a circular bottom (I use the bottom of an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon) to press into the middle of the cups and make craters. Whatever you use should be slightly less than the width of the cookie.
  9. Let cool completely in the pan and carefully remove from pan. Run a butter knife around the edges of the cooled cookies to loosen and gently lift out. I didn't need to do this, I just pulled them out with my fingers.
  10. Fill each crater with your choice of jelly or jam (about 1 tablespoon fit in each for me).
  1. Place the peanut butter, butter, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed, just until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and combine all together by beating on medium speed.
  3. Turn the speed up to high and beat for ¾ more minutes, until frosting is light, airy, and fluffy. Be patient! You don't want a heavy dense frosting for these cookie cups.
  4. Transfer frosting to a piping bag, or make your own piping bag using a ziplock bag (put filling in bag, work it to the bottom of one corner, twist off the top and snip off a small bit of the corner).
  5. Frost the cookie cups (I used Wilton 1M piping tip) once they are completely cooled and the indentations have already been filled with the jelly/jam. Pipe the frosting in high, swirling mounds on top, like frosting a cupcake.
  6. Top with a small dollop of jam/jelly and mini nutter butter cookies (optional).
  7. You will probably have leftover frosting - freeze it for the future or use it in another recipe!
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerator up to 4 days.


Recipe source:  Cookie Cups: Wishes and Dishes original. Frosting:

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53 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Cups”

  1. April 30, 2014 at 7:16 AM #

    My husband would go crazy over these. They look beautiful and sound so satisfying I’m sure there wouldn’t be a crumb left. Great recipe.

  2. April 30, 2014 at 8:13 AM #

    What a fun idea instead of a cupcake. My daughter’s classmates would love it.

    • April 30, 2014 at 9:12 AM #

      Thank you Christie!!

  3. April 30, 2014 at 8:13 AM #

    I will most certainly be passing this recipe along to my daughter, who was just discussing a peanut butter and jelly cupcake/cookie/muffin with me! She had brilliant ideas but no clue how to make them come together. This will be perfect for her!

    • April 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM #

      These are so fun to make! Thanks Kim!

  4. April 30, 2014 at 8:36 AM #

    Looks like a cupcake! My husband and daughter would fight over these – they are both peanut butter fanatics!

    • April 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM #

      Haha thanks Eva!!

  5. April 30, 2014 at 8:44 AM #

    These are so fun with the use of peanut butter and jelly.

    • April 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM #

      Thank you Meagan!!

  6. April 30, 2014 at 8:59 AM #

    “A generous mound of light, whipped peanut butter frosting” – this is what my dreams are made of!
    I am loving your cookie cupcakes, Ashley – such fun and decadent treats!

    • April 30, 2014 at 9:10 AM #

      Haha thanks Shashi!!

  7. April 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM #

    These looks and sound SO godo! The PB & J combo is one of my favorites. Also, I am fairly certain that the Nutter Butters are definitely not opptional 😉

    • April 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM #

      That’s just an unspoken rule! 🙂

  8. April 30, 2014 at 10:57 AM #

    OMG! These cookies look beyond amazing! I just made pbj cookies too, but not with frosting. Amazing!

  9. April 30, 2014 at 11:11 AM #

    I’m seriously loving all your fun cookie cups. This peanut butter and jelly on is fabulous!!!! And that peanut butter frosting…I want to swim in it 🙂

    • April 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM #

      Haha thanks so much! Glad you are liking the cookie cups!

  10. April 30, 2014 at 1:55 PM #

    All your cookie cups have looked great but this one … this is my favorite! Peanut butter and jelly?? And I love how you decorated them!

    • April 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM #

      Thanks Ashley!! These are one of my faves too!

  11. April 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM #

    I might could get my kids to do their homework without complaining if I had these waiting for them after school ; )

  12. April 30, 2014 at 2:37 PM #

    Okay these are absolutely heavenly!!

  13. April 30, 2014 at 4:07 PM #

    Is it wrong that I’m contemplating heading to Sur La Table to get a giant muffin tin so I can make these ASAP? They look amazing 🙂

    • April 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM #

      LOL no – that’s RIGHT! 🙂

  14. April 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM #

    Haha, those Nutter Butters are a gorgeous garnish but they would have never made it on top of my cupcakes… I’m obsessed with them! These little cookie cups are adorable, Ashley! Love the PB&J flavor.

    • April 30, 2014 at 5:14 PM #

      Oh thanks Georgia!!

  15. April 30, 2014 at 6:07 PM #

    Wow! These look so incredible! Fun garnish, great recipe. Thanks so much for this good stuff!

  16. April 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM #

    Oh my word! I’m a huge peanut butter and jelly fan and I cannot wait to get into the kitchen and make some of these!

  17. May 1, 2014 at 7:16 AM #

    Adorable!! I don’t bake all that much so I’m always curious about trying new things (yes, baking cookies this way would be new to me haha!)
    Thanks for the great recipe!!

  18. May 1, 2014 at 8:45 AM #

    Anything filled I am drooling over, specially peanut butter and jelly. This is a fantastic idea 🙂

  19. May 1, 2014 at 9:32 AM #

    Ashley, I am a huge peanut butter and jelly fan and in a delicious muffin is a dream come true. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Just pinned! Take care, BAM

  20. May 1, 2014 at 9:57 AM #

    Fantastic recipe! This is the kind of cookie that my daughter would love to have waiting for her when she gets home from school. I might just have to surprise her with it.

  21. May 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM #

    Ashley, these peanut butter and jelly cookie cups are the cutest things ever and look AMAZING!

  22. May 1, 2014 at 11:35 AM #

    I love, love, love cookie cups! I bet they are fantastic with the pb and J!

  23. May 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM #

    I just want to come and visit you and eat ALL Of these cookie cups! Maybe it’s because I have a toddler, but the PB & J combination sounds really delicious, haha.

  24. May 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM #

    These look so good! They’d also be good for a kid’s birthday party. PB&J cookie cups would make the kids go crazy!

  25. May 1, 2014 at 8:54 PM #

    Squee, look how cute these are. I am totally in love with these. I need to make these for my brother, he’s a serious RB junkie.

  26. May 2, 2014 at 12:16 AM #

    Yes, I am definitely loving these cookie cup posts! I think it should be a weekly thing for 2014–I bet you could pull out 52 versions!

  27. May 3, 2014 at 11:48 PM #

    This frosting reminds me of peanut butter pie. I love peanut butter pie. I am not sure the frosting would ever get applied to the ‘cookies’. Oh all right I guess I could make a double batch of frosting. Seriously creative.

  28. May 6, 2014 at 11:23 AM #

    Goodness gracious, one giant yum! I want a few of these cookie cups!

    • May 6, 2014 at 2:23 PM #

      awww thanks, girlie!!

  29. May 6, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

    they look yummy!

  30. May 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM #

    Wow! These cookie cups look truly divine. I need this in my life. The mini Nutter Butter cookies on top are too adorable!

    • May 7, 2014 at 1:36 PM #

      Awww thanks! I thought so too! 😉


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