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Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

These Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies are full of delicious peanut butter flavor. This classic peanut butter cookie recipe is tender and chewy with Reese’s Pieces candy.

This cookie is for peanut butter lovers and this cookie is easy to make.

Reese Piece's Peanut Butter cookies stacked on a brown linen.

Ingredients in Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Peanut butter – you want creamy and smooth peanut butter for this recipe
  • Egg, room temperature
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour, spooned & leveled method
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Reese’s Pieces (for dough and topping)
Stacks of Reese's Pieces cookies on a beige linen.

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How to Make Reese Piece’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat the oven and prepare the baking sheets – Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Combine the dry ingredients – In a large mixing bowl, combine together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Cream together the wet ingredients – Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until smooth and pale in color.

Beat in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract until creamy and smooth.

Mix the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture – Slowly mix in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.

Stir in the candy – Gently stir in 1 cup of Reese’s Pieces.

Scoop the cookie dough – Using a #40 (1.6 tablespoons) cookie scoop or rolling dough by scooping 1.5 tablespoons, roll the cookie dough around in a ball.

Bird's eye view of peanut butter cookies with Reese's Pieces.

Roll the cookie dough in sugar – Roll the ball around on the plate of granulated sugar.

Place the cookie dough on cookie sheets – Place each ball of cookie dough onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

Mark the dough with an X – To create the classic peanut butter cookie imprint – Carefully use the tines of a fork to press down on the cookie making an X with the tines.

Bake – Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are slightly golden brown.

Top with additional candy – Add additional Reese’s Pieces on top of the cookies and gently press them into the tops of the cookies.

Allow the cookies to cool for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Three stacks of peanut butter cookies with Reese's Pieces candy.

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Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze these peanut butter cookies easily. You can freeze peanut butter cookies two ways – as cookie dough or as baked cookies.

To freeze this Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies dough, either portion out the dough using a cookie scoop or add the cookie dough to a freezer bag and roll it flat. Make sure the cookie dough is frozen in an airtight container. Frozen peanut butter cookie dough will last 3 months in the freezer.

To freeze these already-baked Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies, place them in a freezer-safe bag and then place the bag in a freezer-safe container. This will maximize their freshness and they will last 3 months frozen this way.

To bake these frozen peanut butter cookies, allow them to sit out on the counter while your oven preheats.

If these cookies are baked straight out of the oven with out allowing them to warm up a bit, they will not spread out and they will remain tall and puffy.

A Reese's Pieces peanut butter cookie broken in half with stacks of cookies in the background.

How to Store These Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

These Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies can be stored on the counter for up to 4 days. Or, these cookies can last in the refrigerator for up to 1 week when stored in an airtight container.

Yield: 27 cookies

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

These Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies are full of delicious peanut butter flavor. This classic peanut butter cookie recipe is tender and chewy with Reese's Pieces candy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, spooned & leveled method
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces + more for topping

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    3. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until smooth and pale in color.
    4. Beat in the peanut butter, egg, and vanilla extract until creamy and smooth.
    5. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
    6. Gently stir in 1 cup of Reese's Pieces.
    7. Using a #40 (1.6 tablespoons) cookie scoop or rolling dough by scooping 1.5 tablespoons, roll the cookie dough around in a ball.
    8. Roll the ball around on the plate of granulated sugar.
    9. Place each ball of cookie dough onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
    10. To create the classic peanut butter cookie imprint - Carefully use the tines of a fork to press down on the cookie making an X with the tines.
    11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the tops of the cookies are slightly golden brown.
    12. Add additional Reese's Pieces on top of the cookies and gently press them into the tops of the cookies.
    13. Allow the cookies to cool for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

27

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g

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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