Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect easy dessert for peanut butter lovers! These peanut butter cookies can even be customized with your favorite toppings!

If you love peanut butter cookies as much as I do, then you should also try my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies and these Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Three cookies with Reese's Pieces in them are piled in front of a baking sheet with more cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies Are One Of My Favorites

Confession: I love peanut butter cookies more than chocolate chip cookies. I wonder if that somehow bans me from being in the cool food blogger group.

Jorge is gone this week and I have been eating some strange things for meals. When he’s gone, I never feel like making actual full meals for myself. I end up eating a lot of random things together instead. Tuesday I had roasted broccoli and a couple hours later a cucumber salad. And last night, I had garlic hummus for dinner. With those new “popped” wheat thins — which if you haven’t tried yet, you need to asap. I love them so much more than regular hard wheat thins.

A baking sheet with rows of Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Three Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies piled in front of a baking sheet with more cookies on it

Ehh, I’m getting a little off topic there. The point is, Jorge is out of town and I haven’t been eating regular meals. Instead, I just snack all.the.time. So I decided I was going to make my favorite garlic brown sugar chicken for dinner. I did and it was great, but it left me with only 1 stick of butter. And, of course, a craving struck for cookies.

What Else Can I Add To These Peanut Butter Cookies?

Thankfully, my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe only needs 1 stick of butter. It was like I was destined to have these cookies! This is my favorite base for all kinds of delicious combinations. This time I stuffed it full of Reese’s Pieces, but I have also added: plain chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, mini Reese’s cups and sometimes I make them plain with just a sprinkle of sea salt on top.

No matter what you add to them — this recipe always make crumbly, tender peanut butter cookies. They are always perfect, every time. πŸ™‚

Yield: 24 Cookies

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Three Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies piled in front of a baking sheet with more cookies on it

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect easy dessert for peanut butter lovers! These peanut butter cookies can even be customized with your favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (about 8 oz) Reese's Pieces

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter and sugars, until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla.

Gradually add in the flour mixture on low speed. Stir until dough forms. Then stir in Reese's Pieces by hand.

Using a cookie dough scoop or your hands, form balls of dough with 1 heaping tablespoon of dough. Gently flatten cookie dough (to form a disk shape) and place on prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 9 minutes and remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Cookies will not spread much at all and will look like they are not done baking. But I promise they are! Once they finish cooling, the cookie and chocolate will become firm and you will have a magically soft and crumbly cookie!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

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23 Responses
  1. kerri

    These cookies smell so yummy..I just made them. The only thing is…why are they crumbly? I think I did something wrong.

  2. Jodie

    These are amazing! I had everything on hand except for the Reese’s pieces so I subbed in chocolate chips, best cookies I have made in a long time!

  3. Gina Smith

    Thanks for sharing your recipes. I follow your blog all the time and have tried a few of your recipes with success. By the way, sorry to point it out but Reese’s was misspelled in the heading of this blog (or maybe this was intentional(?)).

  4. Eats Meets West

    @Jessica Wow, lol sorry about that! I completely didn’t notice it in the recipe, thanks for the heads up. Good to know we see eye-to-eye on peanut butter in cookies πŸ˜€ Also thanks for letting me know about the straws!

  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I make almost the same recipe except I use some choc chips, too! You’re right, there’s very little that can top a PB cookie!

  6. Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire

    Peanut butter everything is always better! And I think your frame of mind is what puts you in with the uber cool food blogger group. I know what you mean about not eating real meals when it’s just you. On days when it just myself and my toddler, I am more than happy to eat yogurt, crackers and some fruit for dinner (which is usually also out lunch….. and breakfast, too). anyway, these cookies look to die for and I think I will need to try it with mini marshmallows and Reese’s pieces too!

  7. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    while I can’t say I love PB cookies over classic choc chip (though obv, offer me either and I’ll eat 10) I totally do the snacking thing when my fiance isn’t around, so I feel ya on skipping full meals and just gobbling up a bunch of these yummy thangs instead πŸ™‚

  8. Becky

    These are scrumptious! I just made them- doubled the recipe and put the reeces pieces on the top instead of mixing them in so they look as pretty as the ones in the picture. Very tender, sandy and peanutty!! πŸ™‚

  9. Eats Meets West

    Ooh, these cookies look great for right about now, thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚ Would make late night snacking a breeze – if they could only last that long! But I wonder, if I wanted to go full out on peanut butter flavour, how could I incorporate peanut butter into the dough?

    Also, I’m dying to know where you got those delectable straws and milk jar from πŸ˜€

    1. Jessica

      They already have peanut butter in the dough! Actually – it’s more peanut butter than butter. πŸ˜‰ And the straws are form World Market a few years ago.

  10. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen

    I’m the same as you when I’m on my own for dinner…it’s always some random snacky combination that my boyfriend would never consider a meal. An entire baguette smeared with goat cheese? Yes, please. Anyway, these cookies look wonderful. Peanut butter cookies are my fave too, and these look like an amazing version!

  11. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Peanut butter cookies are the best! Love how thick and loaded with Reese’s pieces these are!

  12. Sues

    I love peanut butter cookies more, too. And these look absolutely glorious!! Currently craving cookies for breakfast…

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