Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

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Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies are a chewy peanut butter cookie cup with a chocolatey fudge filling. They are like a reverse Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup!

Peanut Butter Fudge Puddle cookies on a red plate.

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

These Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies never last long in our family, due to the fact that everyone keeps sneaking into the kitchen to steal just one more. If you like peanut butter and chocolate you have got to try these. I am a big fan of peanut butter cookies but add some chocolate and I am in heaven. See for yourself! Try them once, and you’ll be hooked. They are the perfect blend of peanut butter and melt-in-your-mouth fudge. Plus, they look so cute! They make great little treats for parties or baby/bridal showers. Your guests will go crazy over them! Add some pizzazz by adding sprinkles or cookie crumbles to the top. They are the perfect little bite-sized treat!

More than one way to enjoy Fudge Cookies

This recipe for a peanut butter cookie is amazing in itself, but add the chocolate fudge center and it is over-the-top good. If you want to try some variations you can try substituting the chocolate fudge center for some different fillings like frosting in the center or a chewy caramel. We have also added chocolate candy in the center, like little peanut butter cups or Rolos.

Cookie Recipes

We have so many cookie recipes that we love in our family, it’s always hard to decide which one to make! If you are looking for more yummy cookie ideas be sure to check out our full list of cookies and cookie bars HERE.

Christmas Treats

I love all the yummy treats that our family makes around the Holidays. These Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies are just one of our favorite Christmas treats. Another favorite is the Super Easy See’s Fudge. You can find the list of all our favorite treats for Christmas HERE. It has some amazing sweets that are perfect for neighbor gifts and Holiday parties, like homemade caramels, peanut clusters, cinnamon almonds, german chocolate fudge, and peppermint bark brownies!

How to make Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

Peanut Butter Fudge Puddle cookies on a red plate.

Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

5 from 6 votes
Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies are a chewy peanut butter cookie cup with a chocolatey fudge filling. They are like a reverse Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies

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Ingredients

Fudge Filling

Instructions

  • In mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. 
  • Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Mix well. 
  • Chill for 1 hour. Shape into small balls. Place in lightly greased mini muffin tins. Bake at 325 for 14 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  • Remove from oven and immediately make "wells" in the center of each cookie (sometimes this will happen automatically) Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then carefully remove to wire rack. 

Fudge Filling

  • Melt chocolate chips in microwave by heating the chips in a microwaveable bowl for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Continue heating in 30 second increments until the chips are all melted. 
  • Stir in milk and vanilla. Mix well. Warm thoroughly. 
  • Put filling in zip-lock bag, cut the corner, and squeeze fill each cookie with fudge.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1.1mg

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Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. Hello!
    Was thinking these would be a perfect addition to my Christmas treat bags this year! Was wondering if they are stackable in a container for gifting? Does the fudge set on the firm side? Or best kept single layer, and separate?

  2. 5 stars
    These are really, really good. They come out of the mini muffin tins easily and the cookie is crispy and the fudge is insane and easy. I’m definitely putting this one in my arsenal as they are quick and simple to make, yet look pretty decadent.

  3. There was a recipe similar to this one on Martha Stewarts show several years ago. However, she used a roll.pf peanut butter cookie dough and quartered the slices. Baked them in mini muffin tins and made an indention for the fudge when the cookies came out. Was a much needed time saver

  4. These look great.. I was wondering how long after assembling the cookies do they last for? EG do they still taste and look great after a week? I’d like to make ahead for a large party and didn’t really want to freeze them.

    1. They usually taste best for up to 2-3 days. Freezing them does work but if you are against it, you can just make them a few days ahead. Hope this helps!

  5. 5 stars
    So the chocolate siezed up on me when I added the vanilla and milk. How do you avoid this? I ended up melting it all on the stove but then it was very hot when I went to pour into the bag and it got worse from there…bag was too hot to handle it was a mess…but we salvaged it all and they are yummy but I want to know where I went wrong cause I’m making more! Thanks.

    1. Oh no! What a disaster! My guess is that the chocolate spent too much time in the microwave and got way too hot. You want to microwave it on a lower heat for like 30 seconds at a time until it is JUST melted. It only should take a couple times in the microwave to get it smooth and melted down. Any time you melt chocolate you want to do it low and slow. Using a double boiler helps with this too. Sorry, we should have been better at explaining this in the recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    Making these today! They look so yummy! Hopefully I will get back & post how they turned out. Thank you for this recipe.

    1. It is a Bosch mixer and I LOVE it! I’ve had it for years and it has had A LOT of use. I’ve never had a problem with it. You can sometimes find them in Costco. Bosch also has kitchen stores across the U.S. and an online store.

  7. Hello,
    I really want to make this recipe.. But since i`m dutch, i have to recalculate the cups into grams. That is no problem.. but what is the amount of the condensed milk? It says 1 can, but how much is that ?

  8. Do these have to be refrigerated because of condensed milk? I’ve alsways wondered about anything that has this ingredient and whether to leave in cookie jar or refrigerate.

    1. It is a Bosch mixer. I love it! You can sometimes find them at Costco. Bosch has stores throughout the United States or you can go to there website, bosch.com.

    1. You could definitely fill them with Nutella. The consistency and taste of the filling will be obviously different, but they will taste great. I love Nutella!

  9. Someone submitted this recipe for my Cookie Makes a Comeback recipe blitz. Looks delightful!