One of my favorite combinations is peanut butter and chocolate. When I was pregnant (many years ago) and trying not to be a huge balloon. I vividly remember going to CHMS’s musical and before finding a seat stopping by the snack bar and buying a Reese’s cup! I relished every bite taking an hour or more to eat the three peanut butter cups. Truthfully, that is the last time that I have purchased a triple cup of Reese’s. But, I have eaten many of the miniature ones since that night.
This year GI Joe chose the candy to give out to all the neighbors for Halloween and you guessed it there were Reese’s cups. We had so many of them left and I searched blogs to find some use for them. It did not take long. Real Mom Kitchen posted this great cookie recipe and when I saw it I just had to make it. They are fabulous! Especially right out of the oven. Oh My! I had to send them with GI Joe to work the next day for fear that I would eat all of them. Without a doubt this is the best peanut butter cookie recipe that I have ever made. I think that it is a rather renegade recipe. Every ingredient is beaten together except for the dry ingredients. Then you just stir them in. Really simple, but really good. I have made them three times this month so that should tell you that they are worth trying. Just get out your mixer and make someone smile!
Mix these ingredients together . This is the view after mixing.
Next stir in 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour. Forgot to take a photo. Sorry!
Using a tablespoon drop mixture onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. I put a dozen on each baking sheet. Take a fork and make crisscross indention in the cookie dough.
Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Take out of the oven and slightly press 4 or 5 pieces of Reese’s cup into the cookie. Return to the oven for 2 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack if you can refrain from stuffing them into your mouth.
Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s cups adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
yield 3 dozen great cookies
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 32 miniature Reese’s cups cut in 4 pieces ( I have used the large size cut into pieces)
- Mix together the first 6 ingredients.
- Stir in dry ingredients.
- Using a tablespoon drop cookie dough on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Slightly press Reese’s cup into the cookie.
- Return to the oven for about 2 minutes.
- Refrain from eating the entire 3 dozen cookies and save some for your loved ones.
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54 responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate that are over the Top”
oooh! I am going to have to try these! I am always in need of a good peanut butter recipe. I have good ones, but nothing for me to get giddy over. New weekend baking project! 🙂 Thanks!
Is this legal? OMG!!!!!
I think so, both in the US and Canada.
I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but much as I love PB cookies, I do NOT love Reeses. I mean, what is wrong with me???
can u use a milky way on the cookie i perfer that ov3r reese’s any day of th3 week
I think these cookies look reallly good, i wish you would have made them for first period. Also i learned that you let the cookies bake the once they’re about done you add the reese’s.
I had no clue you had to use both brown sugar and regular sugar for these cookies.
I learned the criss-cross indention makes the cookies look appealing, like me in a nice plaid shirt!
I love peanut butter chocolate cookies it taste so smooth and creamy in my mouth.
Adding reeses to these cookies seems like a tasty good idea.
These look great i think i would like them better than the peanut butter bars because i like normal cokies better than bars although i dont know why. haha
I like how you put the cookies back in the oven after adding the reese’s cup pieces so that they would partially melt into the cookie. I think you should name these cookies after me since my middle name is Reese!
I didn’t know that brown sugar was used in peanut butter cookies. I thought only regular sugar was used.
I learned that the criss cross indentions make the cookies look super pretty.
I learned that the criss cross indentions make the cookies look prettier! and i didn’t know that you used brown sugar in these!
Im suprised the reese’s wouldn’t completely melt being in the oven for 2 minutes.
I wouldn’t think to put the chips on after they come out of the oven.
I learned that putting cross-indentions on cookies isnt needed. It’s just for show.
I wouldn’t have thought before to criss-cross pattern it if I was putting the chips on top of it.
I didn’t know that you would put them back into the oven once they have already been cooked for the reeses.
I learned to make a criss cross indention with a fork!
i didnt know you used brown sugar in peanut butter cookies
this is a really simple reciepy this would defenently be something i would make for my little brothers!.(:
i learned how to cross indent the cookies to make them look good
This looks simple to make and fun to eat
i learned that the reeses wouldnt melt all the way when you put them in the oven
I learned that you have to slightly press the reese’s in the cookie.
If you use self rising instead of all purpose, salt,& baaking soda will it taste different?
I learned for best results you have to use white sugar and brown sugar.
I LOVEPEANUT BUTTER COOKIES. THE REESE ARE JUST A PLUS.
I learned that the reese doesn’t completely melt after 2 minutes in the oven. That’s pretty cool.
I learned that the criss cross indentions added detail to the cookies appearance.
these were very cool to watch also i liked that in the past we did not do as many demos as we have been doing because i really enjoyed this to
i learned that these only take 12 minutes to make quick and easy!
could melting the resees make it taste better? or would you just leave the resees alone and let the heat of the cookie melt it?
i feel like maybe these cookies would go good in a cake of some sort? maybe an ice creame cake?
mmm pizznutbutar cuukiez! could you break these up and put thwese on top of maybe a bowl of ice cream? these look really good! i diddnt know you could make them so fast i thought itd take longer!
I learned that you have to slightly press the reese’s in the cookies.
I didn’t realize that cross indenting the cookies had such an effect the appearance of the cookies.
I leraned that these cookies dont have to cook for that long of a time
i learned you can put chunks of reese’s on top of the cookies.
i learned how to make the design on the cookies its really easy i like that this recipe makes a lot of cookies!
I learned that every ingredient is beaten together except for the dry ingredients.
This looks like a really easy cookie to not overcook, they look really soft.
These look very easy to make
I didn’t realize that you had to use regular, white sugar and brown sugar too.
i learned it is a easy desert to make (:
Chocolate and peanut butter are favorite combinations as well. This is also a very easy dessert to make.
Wow these are way different than the peanut butter bars but i like the reeses on top! I like how you put them back in the oven to let the reeses partially melt into the cookie, makes my mouth water! Great Job Mrs. Lupo!
Wow, these cookies look great! I wish I was their to taste them.
Didn’t know how much better it would turn out if you put the dry ingredents in a little bit at a time
I learned that these cookies don’t take long to cook! They look yummy!
I learned that you can make something really good in a short amount of time