Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies Recipe

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Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I love buying gifts and all the colorful decorations. We always wait until after Thanksgiving to really get into the holiday spirit. Not too long though. Like most people I like to get my tree and decorations up the day after Thanksgiving. Then I like to relax with a holiday movie.

A great family movie to watch is If You Give A Mouse A Christmas Cookie on Amazon streaming. This animated holiday special is based on the classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie book series written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. I remember reading this book to my children when they were growing up.  I think it will be fun to watch the story come to life with a holiday theme.


In the special, it’s holiday time and in Mouse’s house that means Christmas cookies (including a special one for Santa, of course!), caroling with friends…and one nearly-destroyed holiday pageant. Can Mouse and his animal friends save the show without getting utterly distracted along the way? It’s a wild ride as Mouse and his friends reinforce for young viewers the friendship and caring that’s at the heart of the holiday season. Like the books, If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie special is centered on an “if… then” narrative structure that teaches cause and effect and encourages creativity among children.

If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie also features an original song, “Christmas Cookie Song,” by Lisa Loeb.

When we have family movie night I like to make special treats. It makes the night that more special.  I have a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies that will be perfect to snack on while watching If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie on Amazon.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe

chocolate peanut butter cookie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 20


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 4 oz (1/2 brick) cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 20 Peanut Butter Cups


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, cream cheese, butter and egg.
  3. Portion into 1 1/2 Tablespoon-sized balls (I used a cookie scoop to help with this). You should end up with approximately 20 cookie balls.
  4. Take one ball and flatten it in your hand. Place the peanut butter cup on top and fold the cookie dough around the patty to cover it completely.
  5. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  6. Add sprinkles on the top of each patty.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until cracked and no longer glossy.
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  • Reply Lauren | also known as mama

    One of my favorite books! I wish my little one wasn’t allergic to peanuts so we could try this recipe. Perhaps I could substitute sunflower butter?

    November 30, 2016 at 9:25 am
  • Reply Belle

    Yum! This looks delicious!

    One Awesome Momma

    November 30, 2016 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Amy Orvin

    I have never read the book as a child , but it looks cute. I want to make those Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies though! Oh, Boy, they look great!

    November 30, 2016 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Allison

    I LOVE Lisa Loeb’s books and am saving this cookie recipe for later! I can’t wait to show my kids the Amazon holiday special!

    November 30, 2016 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Kim

    Love this idea! I love sharing fun moments with my kids at Christmas. And these cookies look easy – and yummy!

    November 30, 2016 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply tineke - workingmommyabroad

    Yummy! This looks amazing!

    November 30, 2016 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Mary Barham

    Oh my goodness… I love this and will be making those cookies with my kiddos! 🙂

    November 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm
  • Reply Breyona Sharpnack

    My kids love that story and these look super yummy! I will be pinning this. I will have to make some with peanut butter cups and some without because my oldest daughter is a peanut butter hater lol!

    November 30, 2016 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms

    These look amazing! Chocolate and peanut butter? Perfection!

    November 30, 2016 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Madi

    These look SO yummy!

    November 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Krysten

    I read that book as a kid! I can’t wait to see it!
    I’ll have to make these cookies with it! 😛

    November 30, 2016 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply Rebekah | My Circus, My Monkeys

    My kids just watched this yesterday on Netflix and loved it! I’m going to have to make these cookies and watch it again now!

    December 1, 2016 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Shannon

    I need these cookies!

    December 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Bethany Mitchell

    My mouth is watering these look soooooo good.

    December 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm
  • Reply Cynthia R

    If you give a mouse a cookie is still one of my favorite children’s books of all time. My niece loved it so much one of her birthday parties was that theme.

    December 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Dotty J Boucher

    I am loving all these great cookie recipes, I love it because I can have my grandchildren help me make them al.

    December 7, 2016 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Janet W.

    These cookies look so delicious! I’d love to try the recipe and make some for my family!

    December 7, 2016 at 9:41 am

    This will be the next cookie to bake!

    December 29, 2017 at 10:07 am
  • Reply James Robert

    I have to try these, the 2 go together for sure. My kids love when we make cookies and they love anything chocolate with peanut butter in it.

    January 1, 2018 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Yona Williams

    I haven’t made them myself, but I like the extra filling that comes in a stuffed cookie.

    January 8, 2018 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Brittany Carter

    Love baking with the kids and always prefer something homemade these seem like a great alternative to peanut butter Oreos thank you the kids will love making them

    January 10, 2018 at 11:54 am
  • Reply lamusings

    Yum! A cookie version of a peanut butter cup!

    January 10, 2018 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Tonya Tipton

    I make cookies all the time, would love to try these because they look really delish.

    January 11, 2018 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply texasinak

    This looks like such an amazing treat! These would be fun to make for my fiancé for valentines day.

    January 15, 2018 at 9:23 pm
  • Reply vickie couturier

    those look amazing,,they would not last long at my house

    January 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm
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