Make Ahead Cookie Mix and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Cookies

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A bunch of different kinds of donuts

I love a good bargain and when I received a coupon recently in the mail for $10 free Kohl’s cash plus 30% off I was ready to go shopping!

Not really, because anyone who knows me well knows I don’t really do too much shopping in “real” stores. Thrift stores and yard sales are my favorite loves but when Kohl’s enticed me with coupons and freebies it was my duty to honor them!

Anyhoo, my go to section is clearance jewelry and I snagged five pieces for $11 (doing the happy dance!) and as I was checking out the sweet young lady at the register said “this piece would look lovely at Christmas since it’s right around the corner!”

A bunch of different kinds of donuts

Say what? I felt my heart stop beating right there in the department store checkout line and I was afraid they were going to have to resuscitate me.

But, like any good southern gal, I managed to revive almost immediately because I was worried someone might steal my deal!

When I got home I decided I wanted to share my deal with my readers (because my mama told me it’s more fun to share) and I snagged the nearest sunny spot to take a picture.

In front of the large windows in our living room also just happened to be the only place our new puppy (who already weighs 63 pounds at eight months – yikes!) can lay in the sun, so Carson decided to help me out a bit.

Clearance Jewelry at Kohl's

Isn’t he a cute helper?

I really should have entitled this post why I get absolutely nothing done in a day or the real life of a blogger or something cute like that.

You might be wondering what in the world this has to do with Reese’s peanut butter cups cookies?

A table full of food, with Cookie and Peanut butter cup

When that sweet sales clerk made my heart stress out when she said Christmas was so close I remembered I never posted about this excellent make ahead cookie mix that is perfect to have on hand for the holidays. 

Is that a good enough transition? If not, just call me scattered and we’ll call it good!

Luckily this recipe is way more than good enough. It’s actually downright awesome!

A bunch of different kinds of donuts

The basic cookie mix is a winner to have on hand when you need to whip up a batch of cookies at the last minute or even want to half this recipe and make just a few cookies at a time.

I would suggest storing the mix in a plastic freezer storage bag or tightly covered container somewhere the temperature doesn’t fluctuate much, just like you would store your flour.

I have another couple recipes to share made from the same basic mix, one that my hubby says is his favorite cookie EVER! Believe it or not, it’s not even chocolate!

And y’all, there is no extra charge for all that ramblin’ today. Bless your heart if you stayed around!

Many animals stand near each other

Make Ahead Cookie Mix

Make Ahead Cookie Mix

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Make Ahead Cookie Mix


  • 7 3/4 cups all purpose flour divided
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In 4-quart bowl, mix 3 3/4 cups of the flour and and the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir in remaining 4 cups flour.
  • Store in tightly covered container up to 3 months.
  • Use mix to make Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies and Easy Molasses Cookies.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Cookies

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

These amazing cookies are made from a make ahead cookie mix.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Marty's Musings



  • 2 cups Make Ahead Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 to 2 tbs milk if needed
  • 48 miniature peanut butter cups unwrapped


  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp shortening


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 48 mini muffin cups with shortening or nonstick cooking spray.
  • Stir cookie mix before measuring.
  • In large bowl, beat cookie mix, peanut butter, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until dough forms. Add milk if needed.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place in muffin cups.
  • Press 1 peanut butter cup into each ball.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until dough is set and golden brown around edges of candy.
  • Cool 5 minutes and remove from pan. Cool completely for 30 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate chips and shortening in microwave for 45 to 60 seconds or until melted. Continue to microwave in 15 second increments, stirring until smooth.
  • Drizzle glaze evenly over cooled cookies.

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    1. Hi, Kristi. Our puppy has grown a bit since that pic, still adorable and spoiled rotten though! Love this cookie mix for the big batches of basic mix and then having it around to make different kinds of cookies from (molasses cookies are on the blog as well and I also have another cookie post I’m working on!) Thanks for visiting!

    1. I have really enjoyed having the large baking mix made and then creating recipes to use with it. I have another one to write about that is so yummy, too!

  1. First of all . . . you are so cute! LOVE your ramblings . . .
    Secondly . . . these cookies sound AMAZING! I cannot wait to try them. I LOVE baking in my mini muffin cups. My family and I LOVE little bite size snacks.
    Thirdly . . . bring on the other recipes for the make ahead cookie dough. How cool is make ahead dough? Sweet!

    1. Thanks, Laurel! You definitely should try these cookies for your bunch but you’ll have to double or triple them! The next cookie I’m sharing hopefully in a couple of weeks is SO yummy! Hope you’re doing well! Love ‘ya! Marty