Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Pumpkin Desserts & Baked Goods

Pumpkin peanut butter cup cookies are the perfect mash up of pumpkin and peanut butter that make for a delicious and healthier halloween treat! Peanut butter cup pieces are sprinkled into the pumpkin cookie dough dough that’s made with simple ingredients including oat flour.

pumpkin peanut butter cup cookies

Since I was little and would go trick-or-treating Reese’s peanut butter cups were always the coveted candy I wanted more of in my pumpkin candy holder! I’m a lover of anything peanut butter almost as much as I love anything pumpkin, which is why I wanted to create the ultimate mash up of these pumpkin peanut butter cookies!

Just in time for Halloween, they’re the perfect cookie to make if you love pumpkin and peanut butter cups. Because let’s be honest, I can’t be the only one buying a bag of peanut butter cups just for myself this time of year! Chop them up and add them to this pumpkin cookie batter for a delicious cookie.

If you follow me on Instagram then you know my love for all things pumpkin runs deep this time of year. From pasta to pumpkin bread (this pumpkin spice latte bread is everything!) there’s nothing I won’t add pumpkin to! Not only does it give things both sweet and savory that delicious pumpkin taste, but it also adds more vitamin A, C, E, potassium and fiber — including these cookies!

Turn on Hocus Pocus and whip up a batch of these pumpkin peanut butter cup cookies this Halloween. Truly that sounds like a perfect October night in my book! Feel free to substitute semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips for peanut butter cups if that’s more your style.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

  • pumpkin puree – I like using LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin in all of my pumpkin recipes!
  • light brown sugar
  • egg
  • coconut oil or butter
  • maple syrup
  • oat flour – gluten free if desired
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • cinnamon
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • peanut butter cups or chocolate chips – Reese’s work in this recipe, also the brand UNREAL has lower sugar peanut butter cups that would work great too.

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pumpkin peanut butter cup cookies

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Pumpkin peanut butter cookies simply scream Halloween! Peanut butter cups are sprinkled throughout pumpkin cookie dough for a delicious twist on a pumpkin cookie.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 11 minutes
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter cups chopped up


  • Preheat the oven to 35o degree F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl combine the pumpkin puree, light brown sugar, maple syrup, coconut oil, egg and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together using a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Fold in the chopped peanut butter cup pieces.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough onto the baking sheet. Add a couple more peanut butter cup pieces to the top of each cookie. Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes. Let cool on the pan momentary before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!
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