Soft and chewy Reese’s Pieces Cookies are loaded with peanut butter and tons of chocolate flavor. The peanut butter cookie recipe with bits of Reese’s Pieces is a dream for peanut butter fans.

Stack of Reese's Pieces Cookies.
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Reese’s Pieces Cookies combines the tasty flavor of Peanut Butter Cookies with lots of Reese’s Pieces candy. This cookie recipe taste great and look so bright and cheerful.

Peanut butter fans might also want to try this Reese’s Peanut Butter Pie recipe. We love to make Reese’s Desserts with Reese’s Pieces candy.

Why We Love This Recipe

Each bite is a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate. The recipe is mostly pantry staples and it’s super easy. I have been making this for years and it’s very quick and simple. Another family favorite is Nutella Cookies.

Ingredients

Ingredients for cookies - butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, flour, baking soda.
  • Butter. Softened at room temperature.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter. I recommend using creamy peanut butter for a smoother texture.
  • Brown Sugar. Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe is easy to make.
  • Large Egg. The egg needs to be room temperature.
  • Vanilla Extract. Pure vanilla extract is suggested.
  • All Purpose Flour. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup to prevent too much being packed into it.
  • Baking Soda. Best Baking Soda Substitutes.

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Variations

  • Peanut Butter Chips. Substitute the candy in the dough for peanut butter chips. This will give you even more peanut butter flavor.
  • Chocolate Chips. If you want more chocolate flavor, try adding chocolate chips in the dough instead of Reese’s Pieces. You can also use a combination of both types.
  • Reese’s Cups. Chop Reese’s Cups and add together with the candy to mix in the dough. The combination is delicious.
  • Cookie base. Try different types of cookie base, Instead of peanut butter, try sugar cookie, chocolate peanut butter or chocolate chip cookie.
  • White Chocolate Chips. If you love the taste of white chocolate, substitute white chocolate chips in the dough.

How to Make Reese’s Pieces Cookies

  • Step 1. Preheat the oven while you prepare the cookie dough. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mixing bowl with dry ingredients.

Step 2. Combine the dry ingredients. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

Butter in bowl.

Step 3. Get out a separate large bowl. Combine the softened butter and sugar. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer until the sugar, brown sugar and butter are light and fluffy. Then add in the egg and vanilla extract.

Peanut Butter in mixing bowl.

Step 4. Next, add the peanut butter and stir until combined.

Flour mixture combined with dough.

Step 5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the dough using the mixer on low. Be careful not to over mix. 

Candy folded into dough.

Step 6. Carefully fold in the candy. Do not use a mixer for this step.

Dough formed into balls and placed on baking sheet.

Step 7. Scoop the dough and form the dough balls.

Cookie Dough Balls topped with candy.

Step 8. Top with more Reese’s Pieces.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 9. Bake the cookies. Then cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Finally, move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Pro Tips

  • Use softened butter not melted. The cookie dough blends together better with softened butter. We do not suggest using melted butter because it change the texture of the cookies.
  • Room temperature eggs. For best results, use room temperature eggs when making the dough.
  • Fold in the Reese’s Pieces. It is ok if the pieces are broken. It will distribute more peanut butter flavor in the dough.
  • Make larger cookies. This recipe makes 24 regular size cookies. If you prefer the large cookies, make larger dough balls to form 12 cookies. You may need to adjust the cooking time.

Storage

Store these Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies at room temperature for up to 1 week.  Keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep the cookies moist.  

Another option is to freeze the cookies up to 3 months. Make sure to give the cookies time to cool before storing and freezing.

You can also store the dough prior to baking. Roll the dough into a log shape and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate up to 5 days and bake as normal.

How to Freeze?

Freeze the dough up to 3 months. It is important to wrap it in plastic wrap and again in foil.

You can freeze in a log or in individual cookies. When ready to bake, add a few minutes to the baking time if frozen. This is a great way to enjoy fresh baked cookies anytime.

Reese's Pieces Cookies on cooling rack.

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Reese’s Pieces Cookies

4.80 from 5 votes
Soft and chewy Reese's Pieces Cookies are loaded with peanut butter and tons of chocolate flavor. The peanut butter cookie recipe with bits of Reese's Pieces is a dream for peanut butter fans.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Let Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 131

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and both of the sugars with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla extract and combine.
  • Mix in the peanut butter until combined.
  • Turn the mixer speed to low and gradually add in the flour mixture until the dough is just combined.  Be careful not to over mix.
  • Gently fold in 1 cup of the Reese’s pieces.
  • Then drop the cookie dough onto baking sheets in approximately 1 ½  tablespoon amounts.
  • Place the remaining Reese’s pieces candies on top of the cookies.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are just starting to brown around the edges of the cookies.
  • Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Then the cookies are ready to enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store at room temperature for up to 1 week.  Keep a piece of bread in the container with the cookies to keep the cookies moist.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 131kcal, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 2g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 17mg, Sodium 127mg, Potassium 49mg, Fiber 0.5g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 128IU, Calcium 10mg, Iron 1mg

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