Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces - 2Teaspoons

 

Have you all finished raiding your (or your kids!) Halloween candy?  I don’t have kids, but if I did, I’m pretty sure their Halloween candy stashes would suspiciously lose a few Reese’s peanut butter cups. I just love their peanutbuttery creaminess! And we all know the only wrong way to eat a Reese’s is to not eat it at all.

 

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces - 2Teaspoons

 

Here’s a recipe that’s in honor of my Halloween candy bag’s most prized contents – Reese’s!  I LOVE peanut butter and I LOVE Reese’s so it seemed only natural to unite them is soft, thick, delicious cookie form.

 

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces - 2Teaspoons

 

These yummy cookies are super packed with peanut buttery goodness.  The peanut butter cookie base is from Sally’s Baking Addiction, a fantastic blog by the peanut butter obsessed Sally.  Definitely a perfect person to get a peanut butter cookie recipe from.

 

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces - 2Teaspoons

 

I put my own spin on Sally’s thick, soft peanut butter cookies, upping the peanut butter factor by using chunky, natural peanut butter and packing them with Reese’s pieces.  These cookies came out super rich and super nutty. They are pretty much the perfect companion for a tall glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.

 

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces - 2Teaspoons

 

These soft, thick peanut butter cookies packed Reese’s Pieces are sure to be a hit however you serve them! 🙂

 

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces - 2Teaspoons

 

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces
 
Soft, thick, homemade peanut butter cookies packed with Reese’s Pieces!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup salted butter*, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup peanut butter**
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups of Reeses’s Pieces
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed using a mixer. Add the peanut butter, then egg, then vanilla, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the baking soda and flour.
  3. Slowly add flour mixture into butter-sugar mixture, being careful not to overmix the dough. Once dough is fully combined use a large spoon to stir in Reese’s Pieces.
  4. Roll cookie dough into balls (2 tablespoons for small cookies, ¼ cup for large cookies) then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake until cookies just start to brown, about 8-10 minutes for small cookies or 10-15 minutes for large cookies. Let cool fully on wire rack.
    Mandatory: taste at least one during the cooling process 🙂
Notes
*If using unsalted butter add ¼ teaspoon salt
**I used natural chunky peanut butter, but any type will be delicious

 

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    • says

      Thanks Mary! I’m glad you enjoyed the cookies! I made these peanut butter cookies this weekend, but used chocolate chips instead of Reese’s Pieces and they were a big hit too! I definitely recommend giving it a try – and it gives you a great reason to make another batch 🙂

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