Soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces

Soft, thick, homemade peanut butter cookies packed with Reese’s Pieces!
Course Dessert
Servings 10 -12
Author 2Teaspoons


  • 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


  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. <br>Mandatory: taste at least one during the cooling process :-)

Recipe Notes

*If using unsalted butter add ¼ teaspoon salt
**I used natural chunky peanut butter, but any type will be delicious