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Candy Cookie Cups

These rich cookies from Sarah Vasques of Milford, New Hampshire make baking easy because they make the most out of convenience products.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 package (16 ounces) individually portioned refrigerated white chip macadamia nut cookie dough
  • 24 miniature peanut butter cups


  • Sprinkle macadamia nuts into 24 greased miniature muffin cups, 1 teaspoon in each. Cut each portion of cookie dough in half; place each half in a muffin cup.
  • Bake at 325° for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately place a peanut butter cup in each cookie; press down gently. Cool completely before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie cup: 154 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Price8590
    Sep 21, 2014


  • cimgraph
    Sep 3, 2014

    Made these for cookie day at work. Everyone loved them. I chose the recipe because it was simple. I couldn't find the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie dough, so just used the roll of sugar cookie dough and pinched off pieces to line the miniature muffin cups. They were a bit rich for me, but they went fast!

  • kristinsmommy
    Mar 7, 2013

    Made without extra nuts. Toll House cookie dough comes in 24 and will make 48 cookies. Still need to cut in half. 11 minutes was perfect.

  • Runawaymom47
    Dec 19, 2012

    My family found this to be very good of corse they like peanut butter cups

  • pajamaangel
    May 4, 2012

    No comment left

  • marthalynnchr
    Dec 29, 2011

    I made these for a dessert at Christmas...they were inhaled. Good thing I took extra copies of the recipe with me! Delicious. I made some with the macadamia nuts sprinkled in the pan and some without...both were gone quicky!

  • mrstunstall
    Dec 22, 2011

    I would make this recipe with the following modifications. (My husband HATED it.) Cook the dough around 15-17 minutes and NOT use the macadamia nuts.

  • cbachtel
    Dec 28, 2010

    These are SO easy to make, and they are eaten quickly. This has become a Christmas favorite. I don't bother with the nuts in the bottom of the pan, they just end up making a mess. Almonds work also if you can't find macadamia nuts. I am going to try putting them in paper cups next time to see how they come out.

  • juliesprincess
    Feb 17, 2010

    I thought they were very easy and delicious

  • sarrahh21
    Dec 24, 2009

    will Not Make again