Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies are the best peanut butter cookies. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and loaded with Reese’s Pieces. The texture is that perfect mix of chewy and crunchy, thanks to the Reese’s Pieces.

While browsing the baking aisle at the grocery store earlier this week (yes, sometimes I just stare at products in the baking aisle trying to decide what to bake next) I came across mini Reese’s pieces. My family and I love peanut butter cookies and Reese’s so I was so excited to try out a new peanut butter recipe.

Using peanut butter while baking with my toddlers always ends in a mess. This time the mess was taken to a new level. They’ve recently decided it is more fun to stand on the counter to help me bake rather than their chairs. The problem with this is they also like to open up the cupboards and then touch all the plates and glasses with their sticky little cookie dough fingers. That being said all of us still had a fun time baking together. I love seeing how excited they get when it’s their turn to add in the next ingredient and how good their pouring skills have come along.

How to Make These Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl or stand mixer beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy (usually takes 2-3 minutes). Add in peanut butter and mix until ingredients are well combined. Mix in eggs and vanilla.

In a separate medium sized bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until no flour streaks remain. Stir in the mini Reese’s Pieces but keep about 1/4 cup aside to place on top of the cookie dough balls.

Scoop dough into 3 tbsp balls (or use a medium sized cookie/ice cream scoop) and place on the lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Add some of the extra Reese’s pieces on top of each cookie dough ball.

reese's pieces peanut butter cookie dough

Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Cookies will still seem raw in the middle but will set after cooling. Cool on pan for a minute before moving to a wire wrack to cool fully.

reese's piece peanut butter cookies, bit shot

Tips for Making Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Use parchment paper to line your pans. Using cookie spray or butter will make the cookies greasy.
  • Do not use melted butter, if anything you want your butter to be on the colder side.
  • If heating butter in the microwave to soften it first cut it into small pieces, heat for 12 seconds, and touch with finger. You should be able to easily poke into it. If not heat for another few seconds. It is better to be slightly cold than melted.
  • For chewy cookies do not over bake. Cookies may still seem soft in the middle but will harden up after cooling. Once edges are browning the cookies are done.
  • Add the extra Reese’s Pieces candy on top, it just gives the cookies a nice aesthetic look.

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies!

If you make these cookies you can tag me on Instagram @jessiebakestreats and leave me a review below. I’d love to hear from you!

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Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Jessie M
The ultimate peanut butter cookie. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and loaded with delicious mini Reese's Pieces.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Servings 30 large cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C salted butter softened
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 3/4 C white sugar
  • 1 C smooth peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 & 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 bag mini Reese's Pieces can be found in the baking isle of the grocery store. Equal to about 1 & 1/2 cups.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy (usually takes 2-3 minutes).
  • Add in peanut butter and mix until ingredients are well combined.
  • Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until no flour streaks remain.
  • Fold in the mini Reese's Pieces but keep about 1/4 cup aside to place on top of the cookie dough balls.
  • Scoop dough into 3 tbsp balls (or use a medium sized cookie/ice cream scoop) and place on the lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart (I usually get 6 cookies per sheet). Add some of the extra Reese's pieces on top of each cookie dough ball. This just gives the cookies a nice aesthetic look and you can skip this step if you like.
  • Bake for 9-110minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Cookies will still seem raw in the middle but will set after cooling.
  • Cool on pan for a minute before moving to a wire wrack to cool fully.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store at room temperature in an air tight container.
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5 thoughts on “Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies”

  • 5 stars
    These are the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had. So thick and chewy. Thank you for the recipe! Will definitely make again!

  • 5 stars
    These are honestly the best cookies I have ever made! having gone through many a bad recipe I wasn’t sure if these would turn out to be the cookies that were described, but these cookies far exceeded my expectations they are chewy, soft, crispy on the outside and everything I want in a cookie. I will be definitely using more recipes from this blog.

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