Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

This peanut butter cookie recipe is full of rich peanut-y flavour and chocolate Reeses candies. It’s totally easy to make and seriously delicious!

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These easy peanut butter cookies are my absolute favorite – made with simple ingredients and full of soft, rich peanut butter flavor!

I’m a huge fan of creating treats for every occasion, especially delicious ones like these. These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies are sure to be a hit at your next party or family gathering!

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

What makes cookies chewy or crispy?

  • White sugar makes cookies crispier while brown sugar makes them fluffier.
  • Using or adding egg yolks can lead to more moist, chewy cookies.
  • While these peanut butter cookies are made without brown sugar, you can substitute brown sugar for white sugar if you like.
Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

This recipe makes the best peanut butter cookies – fun for kids of all ages to make and take to holiday parties or events. My kids enjoy the decorating part the most, second only to the eating part of course.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Ingredients

How to make these peanut butter cookies:

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Ingredients:

* I used Fatso brand natural peanut butter but any crunchy peanut butter will work.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Ingredients

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

2. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.

3. Add egg and peanut butter and continue to mix on low speed.

4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly and combine until a soft dough forms.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

5. Drop 8 to 10 large scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Leave at least 2″ between each cookie dough ball.

Tip: I like to use a large cookie scoop for this to get the perfect sized jumbo cookie.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookies Baked

6. For best results, bake cookies at 350 for 12 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Place on a wire rack to allow the cookies to cool quickly.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Frosting

7. In a small bowl combine frosting and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookies Frosted

8. Scoop the frosting mixture into a piping bag with 1A tip and cover each cookie with the frosting.

Tip: a plastic bag with the tip cut off works for this too!

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Candy

9. Roughly chop up the mini Reeses cups.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Process

10. Place the Reese’s pieces and peanut butter cups on top of the cookies.

For chewier, softer cookies simply adjust the baking time and take the cookies out of the oven one minute sooner. Just be sure to allow the cookies to cool completely before decorating.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

How to store these delicious cookies:

Store these sweet treats in a large freezer bag or airtight container at room temperature for a week or in the freezer for up to three months.

This recipe makes 8 to 10 large peanut butter cookies topped with creamy peanut butter frosting and candy bits. These chewy peanut butter cookies do not last very long at our house – perfect for peanut butter lovers!

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Try making this peanut butter cookie recipe without brown sugar to start and then next time experiment with recipe variations like adding: dark chocolate chips , brown sugar, milk chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, chocolate frosting or cocoa powder. Your sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied!

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

I love the Reese’s candy that tops off these soft peanut butter cookies, I am a sucker for anything with peanut butter and chocolate I tell ya! These flourless peanut butter cookies are a favorite for my keto loving self. They have the same peanut butter and chocolate flavor that I crave with those traditional criss-cross pattern fork marks.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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Some of my kitchen essentials:

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Making drop cookies, frosted and topped with candy is one of the easiest ways to create amazingly delicious cookies in my opinion! Be sure to check out these easy cookie recipes Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Caramel Cookies or Chocolate Oreo Cookies too.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

This peanut butter cookie recipe is full of rich peanut-y flavour and chocolate Reeses candies. It's totally easy to make and seriously delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup Duncan Hines vanilla frosting
  • 2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • ¼ cup Reeses Pieces
  • ½ cup mini Reeses peanut butter cups, roughly chopped

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar.

3. Add egg and peanut butter and continue to mix on low speed.

4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly and combine until a soft dough forms.

5. Drop 8 to 10 large scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Leave at least 2" between each cookie dough ball.

6. For best results, bake cookies at 350 for 12 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Place on a wire rack to allow the cookies to cool quickly.

7. In a small bowl combine frosting and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

8. Scoop the frosting mixture into a piping bag with 1A tip and cover each cookie with the frosting.

9. Roughly chop up the mini Reeses cups.

10. Place the Reese's pieces and peanut butter cups on top of the cookies.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 8g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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These look perfect. Happy Birthday!