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If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Candy, then this will be your new favorite cookie recipe! Full of Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter, you won’t be able to resist these cookies once you make them.
Not only are these cookies soft and chewy, but kids and adults alike will love them! Take your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe to the next level by adding in peanut butter and Reese’s Pieces!
Serve up these cookies with a glass of cold milk, or freeze them and make an ice cream sandwich! Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two frozen cookies for a delicious Reese’s ice cream sandwich that you can serve on a hot summer day.
Candy bar cookies are some of the best cookies that you can make! You can make Twix cookies, Butterfinger cookies, and even these delicious Reese’s cookies! With the mini candy bar candies, it’s easier than ever to make cookies with candy bar pieces!
There’s a lot of different ways that you can make a Reese’s cookie recipe, but the best way is to add in peanut butter and mini Reese's Pieces. That way you get actual Reese’s Pieces in your cookies!
Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect dessert recipe to make for kids and adults alike, and everyone will love this chocolaty, fluffy dessert!
Reese's Cookies Ingredients
- Peanut Butter
- Light Brown Sugar
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Vanilla Extract
- Reese’s Pieces Candy
Reese’s Pieces are the perfect way to incorporate Reese’s candy into this dessert. You could chop up some peanut butter cups, but the full flavor of the candy may not make it into every bite. You could even make these cookies for Halloween because the yellow, orange, and brown are perfect for the holiday!
If you really want some extra chocolate in this recipe, mix in a handful of chocolate chips! You could even add in cocoa powder to the batter to make them chocolate peanut butter Reese’s Cookies. The possibilities are endless!
You don’t have to use peanut butter in this recipe if someone is allergic. There are many different candy options to use like M&M’s or Hershey’s Drops! It’s just like the candy bar but in little itty bitty bit sized pieces!
How to Make Reese's Cookies
FIRST STEP: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
SECOND STEP: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
THIRD STEP: Sift together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
FOURTH STEP: Cream together the butter and peanut butter.
FIFTH STEP: Add the sugar and brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
SIXTH STEP: Add eggs 1 at a time and mix until combined.
SEVENTH STEP: Slowly add the flour and mix until well incorporated.
EIGHTH STEP: Stir in 2 cups of the Reese’s Pieces candy. (The ½ cup of the candies are for topping the cookies before baking)
NINTH STEP: Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
TENTH STEP: Using a small cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon, scoop out dough, and drop onto the covered cookie sheet.
ELEVENTH STEP: Using the heel of your hand, gently press down on the cookie dough. Then lightly press a few of the extra candies on top of the cookie dough.
TWELFTH STEP: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden brown.
THIRTEENTH STEP: Allow cookies to rest for 1 to 2 minutes before removing cookies.
Chill the dough before you bake the cookies. This will help prevent spreading in the oven and thus your cookies will be taller and fluffier.
You can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge for 2 to 4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 2 months. Thaw and cut as much as you need for a quick and easy prep without the mess when you are having guests over!
Put a piece of bread in your container if you are storing on the counter after cooking. This will help keep your cookies moist and they will last longer.
Storing this Recipe
ON THE COUNTER: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week on the counter.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store in an airtight container for 1 to 2 weeks in the fridge.
IN THE FREEZER: Place in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer. Defrost at room temperature and reheat in the oven for 5 minutes if desired. Note: Freeze the cookies on a cookie sheet in the freezer until frozen solid, then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag. Doing this will make sure the cookies don’t stick together when freezing.
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- 2 cup flour
- 2 sticks butter (softened)
- 1 ¼ cup peanut butter (creamy)
- ¾ cup light brown sugar (packed)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cup reese's pieces candy (plus extra for toppings)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Cream together the butter and peanut butter.
- Add the sugar and brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs 1 at a time and mix until combined.
- Slowly add the flour and mix until well incorporated.
- Stir in 2 cups of the Reese’s Pieces candy. (The ½ cup of the candies are for topping the cookies before baking)
- Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Using a small cookie dough scoop or a tablespoon, scoop out dough, and drop onto the covered cookie sheet.
- Using the heel of your hand, gently press down on the cookie dough. Then lightly press a few of the extra candies on top of the cookie dough.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden brown.
- Allow cookies to rest for 1 to 2 minutes before removing cookies.