Flourless PB Cookie Cups

Flourless PB Cookie Cups

I’m so ready for camp to start on Monday. Bring it on!

This summer, I’ve got the kids when I’m not working, and it’s great. But I need some hours in the day to get things done, so hello to camp! And hello to having a smidgen of peace and quiet.

And hello to peanut butter cups! My favorite candy is back in these flourless PB cookie cups. They might not have any flour, but you won’t miss it at all with all this peanut butter goodness!

Flourless PB Cookie Cups

People don’t really understand what the summertime is like to a teacher, so I’ll try to explain as best I can. See, we are on overdrive for 10 months out of the year. We show up to work at crazily early times (I’m there around 5:45), get set up, and then we’re on. All day.

With teaching, you can rarely sit back. Checking e-mail is often impossible, as is using the bathroom. There is a constant flow of human interaction, ranging from pleasantries to several nonstop hours of active instruction.

Flourless PB Cookie Cups

Back when I was earning my certification in college, a professor told us that anyone entering the teaching profession would never have trouble sleeping at night. Boy, was he right. Every day, after running around and then running around some more, I crash as soon as the light goes off. It’s a nice perk, really.

In the summertime, our lives resemble other people’s. We can go to bed late (meaning 10 o’clock), we can have moments of leisure, and we can get some sunlight. It’s a totally different experience, and we love every moment of it. It’s a complete change of pace.

Flourless PB Cookie Cups

You can bet that during these months, I do a lot of baking. In addition to my two months of cake decorating class, I’m in the kitchen every day, testing recipes and trying out new things just for you! So be sure to stick with me during these lazy months as I bring you more dessert.

These are the way to start off a life of leisure. The cookie base is just peanut butter, two sugars, egg, baking soda, salt and vanilla. These ingredients get combined and chilled for a few hours, and then you put the dough into mini-muffin tins with a miniature PB cup pressed into the center. A few minutes later, you have the best cookie cup ever!

Hope your summer is filled with promise, just like mine. Can’t wait to share my adventures with you!


Flourless PB Cookie Cups


1 egg
1 cup creamy peanut butter (don't use natural)
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
24 unwrapped Reese's miniatures (not the minis)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the peanut butter cups). The mixture will be thick and sticky.
  3. Refrigerate the dough anywhere from 3 hours to overnight.
  4. When you're ready to bake, coat a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  5. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place each ball in a mini muffin spot. Press a peanut butter cup into the center of each ball of dough.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden at the edges. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. ami@naivecookcooks

    No flour?!! Mir these look amazing!!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Ami! They went fast.

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Hooray for summer camp and peanut butter cups! And I really admire teachers. I’ve been in the teaching field (elementary level and higher ed, though) and have a lot of friends that are teachers. And you get 10 gold stars for dealing with high school students!
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    1. Mir

      I’m so excited for camp, Gayle!

  3. Dawn @ Girl Heart Food

    Yay for Summer! Hope you have a nice and relaxing one, girl 🙂 These peanut butter cookie cups look amaaaaazing! Love that they are flourless. So cute, too, with the little cup in the middle. Pinning, of course!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Dawn. I can’t wait to get some down time!

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, I’m glad you get to relax (and go to bed late!) during the summer! I had no idea that your life as a teacher was like that. I guess you kinda think there’s a little more down time but I guess not! That is why teachers are so awesome! you don’t want to know what time I go to bed. . midnight, sometimes 1am. . anyway, love these flourless pb cookie cups!!! the perfect thing to satisfy my sweet tooth craving! yum!!!

    1. Mir

      Yeah, people tend to think that teachers have short days/short years, but that’s not the reality. We’re usually at work way before and after the students, and when they’re in the building, we don’t sit down all day! But it’s fun, and time passes fast!

  5. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    Most of my friends are teachers and I’ve heard about how much they look forward to the summer all year long. You’ve totally earned it though and you definitely deserve one (or two…or a handful!) of these flourless PB cups. They look amazing, btw! My two all time favorite flavors came together to make an awesome dessert once again!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jessica. I’ve totally earned it. 🙂

  6. annie@ciaochowbambina.com

    Awhh! So looking forward to your adventures! And these cookie cups! You’re the queen of peanut butter, my friend! Happy weekend!
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    1. Mir

      I really love the PB, Annie. Can’t get away from it!

  7. mira

    Hope you have a great summer and get to relax more Mir! These cookie cups look so good! Great idea! Have a nice weekend!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira. Cookie cups are even more fun than cookies!

  8. Amanda

    These are such a favorite around Christmas. But I’ve never had a flourless version before. I have to try these!
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    1. Mir

      I love them all year long, Amanda!

  9. Manali@CookWithManali

    looking forward to all the desserts you create during summer Mir 🙂 the cookie cups sound delicious!
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    1. Mir

      I love summer baking, Manali!

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