These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies were a big hit with my family the first day I made them. They are addictive so make sure you make enough of them or your loved ones will complain.
My husband and kids are addict to Reese’s, When I decided to make Reese’s pieces cookies, their expectations where rather high, and apparently this recipe didn’t disappoint. These Reese’s pieces cookies were so popular that I think this batch lasted about 4 hours.
They look like they are going to be firm, hearty, cookies, but really, they are very delicate. Almost like a little chocolate cake, but with the addition of crunchy, salty, and sweet peanut butter candies.
Anything that is a combo of salty and sweet gets me, and these cookies hit all of my happy places. Soft, crunchy, salty, sweet. Make these over the weekend for a nice lunchbox treat on Monday. You will have some very happy little people.
This recipe comes from Betty Crocker.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients //
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup room temperature butter
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups Reese’s Pieces
How to Make // The Steps
Step 1: Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping the bowl a few times.
Step 2: Add the vanilla and egg.
Step 3: Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Step 4: Mix until the dough comes together.
Step 5: Add Reese’s Pieces and blend until they are incorporated. Do not mix too much, or the Reese’s will break.
Step 6: Drop onto parchment-lined cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 12 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven. The edges will be set, and the centers will still be soft.
How to Store Them //
Once they have cooled down, you can store them in an air tight container at room temperature for a week.
If you want to keep them longer you can simply freeze them, Just make sure they have cooled down before putting them in the freezer.
Saturday 29th of August 2015
Just made these for a kids party! They are so buttery and delicious and the cocoa perfectly deepens the flavor so they aren't too sweet. Thank you!
Tuesday 15th of September 2015
I'm glad that you like them so much.
Tuesday 4th of December 2012
Would these work if I substituted egg beaters for the egg in this recipe (I don't buy regular eggs)?
Saturday 8th of December 2012
I have no idea, but you can always try it out.
Wednesday 23rd of May 2012
Yum! I think I will try making these with chopped up normal reese's pieces because I am afraid they will be too sweet with the candy coating on these! Love your blog! :)
Thursday 24th of May 2012
Saturday 7th of April 2012
Making these right now for some kiddies at my church tomorrow and I took a taste and awesome! Def saving this recipe! Love this site!
Sunday 8th of April 2012
I love that you love it Kristen!
Thursday 3rd of November 2011
Dear Bree I am so glad that extra bags of halloween candy and endless hunger for everything peanut-buterry sent me looking for a reeses-pieces recipe. I discovered this recipe (cooling down as we speak) but also your wonderful photo-world! So glad :) Have a wonderful night. I will stop here often, for sure... Gordana
Monday 7th of November 2011
thank you Gordana! Welcome and I hope to see you again soon.