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Reese’s Pieces Fudge Cookies

These Reese’s Pieces fudge cookies are fudgy and chewy just like a brownie and have Reese’s Pieces mixed into the cookie dough.

The trick to making these cookies fudgy in texture is to not overbake them.

Close up of a plate of Reese's Pieces Fudge Cookies that are fudgy in texture.

Ingredients in Reese’s Pieces Fudge Cookies

  • Semisweet chocolate
  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Granulated sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Reese’s Pieces
Bird eye view of Reese's Pieces Fudge Cookies on a white decorative platter.

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How to Make Reese’s Pieces Fudge Cookies

Preheat the oven – Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Melt the chocolate – In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate and allow it to cool. Melt in increments to prevent the chocolate from burning or seizing up while melting.

Beat the wet ingredients – In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Mix in the granulated sugar, the cooled melted chocolate, and cocoa powder.

Beat the eggs in as well as the vanilla extract.

Combine the dry ingredients – In a separate bowl, combine the spooned & leveled all-purpose flour together with the baking powder and salt.

Make the cookie dough – Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until incorporated. Don’t over-mix.

Use a spoon to stir in the Reese’s Pieces candy. Leave extra Reese’s Pieces to place on top of the cookies before baking.

Scoop the cookie dough – Scoop by 3 tablespoons (or use a #20 cookie scoop) and place the balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart.
Top with additional Reese’s Pieces, if using.

Bake – Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake. You want the cookies to be soft and chewy in the center.

Cool – Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Hand holding up a broken Reese's Pieces Fudge Cookie to see the inside.

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Can You Freeze Reese’s Pieces Cookies?

You can freeze these Reese’s Pieces Fudge Cookies by either baking and freezing or by freezing the dough to bake later.

To freeze these cookies after they are already baked, allow the cookies to cool completely before placing them in a freezer-safe bag and storing them. These cookies can be frozen for up to three months. For extra protection from freezer burn, place the cookies in the freezer-safe bag in a freezer-safe container.

To freeze the unbaked cookie dough, wrap the dough tightly and store it in a freezer-safe bag. When ready to bake, preheat the oven and set the dough out while it preheats.

A plate of Reese's Pieces Fudge Cookies that are fudgy in texture.
Yield: 14 cookies

Reese's Pieces Fudge Cookies

A plate of Reese's Pieces Fudge Cookies that are fudgy in texture.

These Reese's Pieces fudge cookies are fudgy and chewy just like a brownie and have Reese's Pieces mixed into the cookie dough.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces, plus more for topping

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate and allow it to cool.
    3. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
    4. Mix in the granulated sugar, the cooled melted chocolate, and cocoa powder.
    5. Beat the eggs in as well as the vanilla extract.
    6. In a separate bowl, combine the spooned & leveled all-purpose flour together with the baking powder and salt.
    7. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until incorporated. Don't over-mix.
    8. Use a spoon to stir in Reese's Pieces. Reserve some Reese's Pieces to place on top of the cookies before baking.
    9. Scoop by 3 tablespoons (or use a #20 cookie scoop) and place the balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart.
    10. Top with additional chocolate chips if desired.
    11. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake.
    12. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
    13. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

This dough can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Placing extra Reese's Pieces on top of the cookies before baking will make the cookies more decorative.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

14

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 5g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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