Sweetheart Cup Cookies for Valentine's Day

Make these delicious cup-shaped, peanut butter-filled cookies for your sweeties on Valentine's Day or any day.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
36 cookies



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cooking spray


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

  • 36 chocolate kiss candies, unwrapped


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

  2. Beat sugar and butter together in a separate bowl using a mixer at low speed. Increase speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract. Beat in flour until just blended and press together by hand into a dough. Divide dough into 4 equal portions and flatten each into a disk. Wrap disks individually in plastic and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Remove 2 disks of dough from the refrigerator; keep remaining dough in the refrigerator or freezer for future use.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

  5. Roll 1 rounded teaspoon of dough into a ball and press into the bottom and up the sides of a mini muffin cup to form a shell. Repeat with remaining dough to make 36 shells.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 12 to 15 minutes.

  7. Meanwhile, beat peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Pour filling into a pastry bag or a resealable plastic bag with a corner snipped off.

  8. Remove from the oven and press the end of a wooden spoon into each cookie cup to reshape. Cool 2 minutes in the pan, then carefully transfer to a rack to cool completely.

  9. Fill each cooled cookie cup with about 1 tablespoons filling. Top each with 1 chocolate kiss candy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
11g Fat
24g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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