Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 36 mins

Each of these delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies is loaded with mini Reese’s cups inside and then topped with a full sized peanut butter cup!

If you love peanut butter cookies as much as I do, then you should also try these Peanut Butter Cookie Cups or this recipe for The Best Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies.

A mason jar filled with milk sits next to a cookie on a white square paper that's topped with a large peanut butter cup

This Is One of My Favorite Cookie Recipes 

These ultimate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are so wrong and so right on so many different levels. Yes, that is a FULL size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in the center of each of those giant peanut butter cookies.

Oh and yes, those are Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cups melted inside of the cookie as well. It’s like everything good in the world joined together to form these glorious cookies.

I Love Using Full Sized Peanut Butter Cups In These Cookies

As I mentioned last week, I got the opportunity to visit the land of Hershey. While I was there, I got to play tourist at Hershey’s Chocolate World.

In between buying a 1 pound Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup from the gift shop and making my own chocolate bar (with toffee and crushed pretzels inside!), I bought the cookie — that inspired this cookie — at the bakery inside Chocolate World. I loved the idea of putting a whole Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in a cookie and came home all kinds of inspired.

Peanut Butter Cookies topped with Reese's Cups sit on a baking sheet

It’s The Ultimate Cookie For Reese’s Lovers

Using my absolute favorite crumbly (but still super moist) peanut butter cookie recipe, I started playing around with how to properly bake all that awesomeness into one cookie. After a couple of errors, I figured out that I would stir in the minis and push the full size Reese’s on towards the end of baking. It worked out perfectly!

Jorge and I could not keep our hands out of these cookies! So much so, that I had to give them all away to our friends so I could stop myself! It’s the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate…and would be a perfect addition to a cookie exchange! 🙂

Yield: 18 large cookies

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies topped with Reese's Cups sit on a baking sheet

These delicious Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are loaded with mini Reese's cups inside and topped with a full sized peanut butter cup on top! The perfect cookie for Reese's lovers!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes

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 (8 oz) bag Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • 18 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped

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 Mini Peanut Butter Cups by hand.

Using your hands, form balls of dough with 2 heaping tablespoons of dough. Gently flatten cookie dough (to form a disk shape) and place on prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 11 minutes and remove from oven. Press a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup into the center of each cookie.

Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Can store for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

Notes

Note: 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:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 9g

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29 Responses
  1. Britiney Slaughter

    Wait! A FULL SIZE Reeses? Really? Like the 2 in a package size? Not the single little halloween size? These cookies must be ginormous!

  2. Gillian

    Amazingly delicious cookies. I just baked some of these tonight!! Thanks so much for the recipe. I will definitely be making these again

  3. Heidi

    Hi Jessica,

    Yesterday I made these awesome cookies. Wow! They were a complete sucess and sooo very delicious. I posted my results on my blog so take a moment and check it out. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I usually do not go for peanut butter/chocolate flavors but for some reason, this recipe was calling my name. So glad I took the time to make them.

    Thanks again

  4. Shar

    Made these cookies today and they are seriously the BEST COOKIE I HAVE EVER HAD, EVER.

    And yes, it deserved all caps! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

  5. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen

    Oh my gosh, these DO look “Ah-mazing”! (Seriously, more people need to watch that show…)

    I bought ingredients tonight for some Christmas cookie baking, and now I’m thinking I need to run out again and buy the stuff to make these!

  6. Bev @ Bev Cooks

    Oh my GAW the very first time I had this type of cookie I was like 10 years old and I’ve NOT stopped thinking about it.

    So basically, thank you. And I love you.

  7. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    I made something like this last week, but I didn’t mix in mini pb cups into the cookies themselves – great idea!

  8. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    I’d be in a pb and chocolate heaven if I had the opportunity to go to Hershey since I can’t enjoy it at home. Oh paleeease make these and bring to fbf if you go! lol

  9. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    These sound ridiculously amazing. And kind of dangerous around me. I can’t just do a few cookies when they come out of the oven. Warm, gooey, peanut buttery… ugh. My downfall.

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