Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes (yes, cupcakes)

I’ve been making a lot of cupcakes this year, and I’ve ogled at cupcake bakeries in various cities & tried their most exotic flavors.  I’ve woken up having dreamt of new cupcake recipes, scrambling for a pen and paper to write down my ideas before they’re lost.  My obsession with cupcakes of late has now turned to cookie cupcakes.  Yep, it’s cookie dough tucked into a cupcake wrapper, but frosted like a cupcake.  Why not? This means, of course, that you get much more bang for your buck… a bunch more cookie all stuffed into a cupcake tin.  This is good stuff:  Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes.
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These bake up just like peanut butter cookies. The cracks on the top… those are fine because you’re going to top them with peanut butter FROSTING!
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A peanut buttery frosting is smoothed on top of each “cupcake.” Then you use a powdered sugared fork to criss cross the top (gotta give it that peanut-butter-cookie look).
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These were delicious, but you pretty much have to be a peanut butter lover to love these. Top them with chocolate frosting instead if you wish to create that fabulous combination :)

This recipe can be found here:  Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes

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40 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes (yes, cupcakes)”

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    clumbsycookie — July 16, 2009 @ 3:34 AM

    Ahahah! So cool! I love how you’ve put the fosting like a real pb cookie!

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    Michelle — July 16, 2009 @ 3:38 AM

    That was so creative to add the fork marks to the frosting. It definitely makes it a legit peanut butter cookie cupcake. They sound awesome.
    ~Michelle

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    Tracy — July 16, 2009 @ 3:56 AM

    I love PB….so this is a wicked cupcake for me.

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    Stacy — July 16, 2009 @ 3:56 AM

    I am a TOTAL die hard peanut butter fan so this is one for a definite must make recipe for me!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Ben — July 16, 2009 @ 4:06 AM

    Oh wow, that is a great idea, a cookie cupcake. I need more cupcakes in my life.

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    Rosie — July 16, 2009 @ 4:21 AM

    This is a fantastic idea and those cupcakes look incredible!

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    Adam — July 16, 2009 @ 4:53 AM

    Yeah I agree with Cookie, I love the smooshed peanutbutter cookie look on top. I am a PB lover, and this is perfect for people like us :)

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    Psychgrad — July 16, 2009 @ 4:57 AM

    You know people are going to go wild for this. I’ve been craving pb cookies lately. I think the craving has morphed into pb cupcakes. Yikes.

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    Lisa — July 16, 2009 @ 6:07 AM

    Oooh, my kids will love these.

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    nina — July 16, 2009 @ 8:10 AM

    Hells Bells, that look like something I would enjoy eating!!!Yum!!

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    Aimee — July 16, 2009 @ 8:51 AM

    Brilliant! You are SO creative!

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    grace — July 16, 2009 @ 9:07 AM

    ha—that criss-cross in the frosting is the PERFECT touch. g reat recipe!

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    Janet — July 16, 2009 @ 9:39 AM

    Wow, great idea! I love peanut butter, and the suggestion of a chocolate topping is awesome!

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    Eliana — July 16, 2009 @ 9:49 AM

    what a genius idea. These look delicious.

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    Barbara — July 16, 2009 @ 10:03 AM

    Oh my gosh. Won’t my granddaughter love these?

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    JoeyfromSC — July 16, 2009 @ 10:15 AM

    omgosh those look good lol

    Thanks for sharing..fantastic idea!

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    southern hostess — July 16, 2009 @ 10:28 AM

    Love this idea. I think I’d have to go for the chocolate frosting though, because I can’t resist that combination.

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    cookiepie — July 16, 2009 @ 12:10 PM

    Ooooooh – I never met a peanut butter cookie I didn’t like… and now you’ve turned it into a cupcake?? YUM YUM! They look fabulous!

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    The Duo Dishes — July 16, 2009 @ 3:38 PM

    Very cute. Perfect trompe l’oeil.

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    ingrid — July 16, 2009 @ 6:32 PM

    I’m not a PB fan but they look great! Just like a PB cookie.
    ~ingrid

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    Kerstin — July 16, 2009 @ 6:56 PM

    SOO cute with those criss crosses on top – I love them! Such a great (and yummy!) idea!

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    donna — July 17, 2009 @ 4:39 AM

    These are so being tried by me. I love them!

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    Patricia Scarpin — July 17, 2009 @ 5:03 AM

    These are so pretty! I love the criss cross pattern on top.

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    Katrina — July 17, 2009 @ 5:18 AM

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see your other cookie cupcake ideas! Love how the top looks just like a pb cookie! Ooh, and chocolate does sound perfect, too!

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    pigpigscorner — July 17, 2009 @ 5:51 AM

    wow, I can tell that I’m gona love these PB goodies!

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    LilSis — July 17, 2009 @ 7:02 AM

    I LOVE peanut butter so I know that I would LOVE these! I better not make them while I’m still trying to lose a few pounds! :-)

    I love how you did the frosting!

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    patsyk — July 17, 2009 @ 8:42 AM

    Oh, I think chocolate frosting would be sinful! Kind of like a giant Reese’s cup! YUM!

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    Nicisme — July 17, 2009 @ 10:44 AM

    Fabulous idea, could wolf that down right now!

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    Leslie Green — July 17, 2009 @ 12:19 PM

    What a creative little treat!!!YUM

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    alexandra — July 17, 2009 @ 4:19 PM

    um, yes please. These would be a hit in my house. Ben goes through a tub of peanut butter a week. i swear. It’s crazy. These look heavenly!

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    Manggy — July 17, 2009 @ 10:23 PM

    Well, thanks heavens I am a peanut butter lover then! Looks fab! :)

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    Simply...Gluten-free — July 18, 2009 @ 7:36 PM

    Those are so cute!

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    Sophie — July 20, 2009 @ 1:37 AM

    MMMMMM,..they look so tasty! Yummie!

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    Lisa — July 22, 2009 @ 8:13 AM

    OH.MY.GOD..those cupcakes look amazing! I’m a number ONE, diehard peanut butter fan, so those are manna to me! Every time I stop by your blog, you never cease to make my mouth water!

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    CakeSpy — July 22, 2009 @ 10:14 AM

    Awesome. Combining peanut butter cookies and cupcakes makes both parties even better. I need to make these!

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    Allison Lemons — July 22, 2009 @ 3:03 PM

    Peanut butter cupcakes? Does it get any better than that? I am so torn between the chocolate or the peanut butter frosting. Maybe I’ll just make both.

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    Jerri — July 23, 2009 @ 5:10 PM

    Wow! Those look super yummy!

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    Tessa — July 29, 2009 @ 8:14 AM

    this is such a great idea! i’m such a peanut butter fiend, and i love cupcakes and cookies so much too, i really need to try it!

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    Krista — November 2, 2011 @ 5:14 PM

    I sank a mini reeses pieces cup in the center instead of frosting, soo yummy, and looked amazing.

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 2nd, 2011 @ 5:32 PM

      Love that idea!