If you are looking to make the best cookie ever, then Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are it! Soft, moist, and full of Reese’s Pieces.
Can’t decide between chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies, well now you don’t have to! Get the best of both worlds with this Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.
I grew up loving those little Reese’s Pieces candies. They were the go to movie theater item or check-stand treat. So when I saw a huge container of them at Costco I knew I had to get them to up my peanut butter cookie game.
If you have a stand up mixer, making these cookies couldn’t be easier. All the ingredients go in the mixer and you’re set. I love using my classic KitchenAid Stand Mixer to make these cookies. Worth the investment to have this amazing appliance around during the holidays especially! Don’t have a stand up mixer? You can also make this in a large mixing bowl with a handheld mixer, it may take a bit longer to combine the ingredients though… but so worth it!
This recipe makes a lot of Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies! I personally like to keep the cookies on the smaller side so I get about 4-5 dozen from the batter. You could make them larger and get less, but I need some portion control with these little treats!
How to Make Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies:
The dough itself can be a little crumbly because of the peanut butter. If it is, just use your hands to squeeze the cookie batter together when putting them on the cookie sheet. I like to measure them out using a cookie scoop like this Wilton Stainless Steel Cookie Scoop – totally worth the $5 it costs on Amazon! If any of the chips or Reese’s Pieces fall out (which tends to happen with a peanut butter dough), just push them back on top of the cookie before baking.
These cookies don’t spread much at all when baking so you can squeeze a lot on the sheet. If you are looking for a flatter cookie, you’ll have to flatten them out with your palm before baking. Also, don’t expect these cookies to change much in color when you bake them either. Be sure to stick to the 12 minute baking time and check the bottom of the cookie for doneness. Cool on a wire rack.
So yes, you will have a lot of little cookies from this recipe. Luckily, they freeze great (and taste great frozen!) Also makes a great cookie for a cookie exchange or just a gift to a fellow Reese’s Pieces loving friend. Love loaded cookies? Don’t miss my amazing Triple Chip Cookie recipe with three types of chips, yum!
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Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 sticks
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 large eggs
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup Reese's Pieces
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
- In a stand up mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and combined, about two minutes. Add in the peanut butter, vanilla, and eggs, and mix until combined. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix on low speed until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces.
- Use a cookie scoop or spoon to measure out cookie balls on to the lined baking sheets. If necessary, add any fallen Reese's Pieces to top of cookie while pressing down lightly on on cookie. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until cooked through. Cool on baking rack.
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