Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate that are over the Top

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!  

3/4 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup peanut butter, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix these ingredients together .  This is the view after mixing.

Ready to add dry ingredients.

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.

Criss cross with a fork

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)
  1. Mix together the first 6 ingredients.
  2. Stir in dry ingredients.
  3. Using a tablespoon drop cookie dough on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  5. Slightly press Reese’s cup into the cookie.
  6. Return to the oven for about 2 minutes.
  7. Refrain from eating the entire 3 dozen cookies and save some for your loved ones.

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks



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54 responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate that are over the Top

  1. 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!

  2. 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???

  3. jonathan 1st

    can u use a milky way on the cookie i perfer that ov3r reese’s any day of th3 week

  4. Heather

    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.

  5. avery 1

    I had no clue you had to use both brown sugar and regular sugar for these cookies.

  6. Ladd Morgan

    I learned the criss-cross indention makes the cookies look appealing, like me in a nice plaid shirt!

  7. Kayla Daniels

    I love peanut butter chocolate cookies it taste so smooth and creamy in my mouth.

  8. Jessica Headen

    Adding reeses to these cookies seems like a tasty good idea.

  9. Jessica Turner

    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

  10. Kamron Munch

    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!

  11. Nicole

    I didn’t know that brown sugar was used in peanut butter cookies. I thought only regular sugar was used.

  12. Haley V.

    I learned that the criss cross indentions make the cookies look super pretty.

  13. Mandi 1st

    I learned that the criss cross indentions make the cookies look prettier! and i didn’t know that you used brown sugar in these!

  14. Brett

    Im suprised the reese’s wouldn’t completely melt being in the oven for 2 minutes.

  15. KatyBurger

    I wouldn’t think to put the chips on after they come out of the oven.

  16. Kateca F

    I learned that putting cross-indentions on cookies isnt needed. It’s just for show.

  17. Rachel Carvalho

    I wouldn’t have thought before to criss-cross pattern it if I was putting the chips on top of it.

  18. Megan w

    I didn’t know that you would put them back into the oven once they have already been cooked for the reeses.

  19. Kristin 1st

    I learned to make a criss cross indention with a fork!

  20. Daniel Vinson

    i didnt know you used brown sugar in peanut butter cookies

  21. Denisse 2nd

    this is a really simple reciepy this would defenently be something i would make for my little brothers!.(:

  22. Kelsey Reid

    i learned how to cross indent the cookies to make them look good

  23. miya dixon 1st

    This looks simple to make and fun to eat

  24. jamal turner

    i learned that the reeses wouldnt melt all the way when you put them in the oven

  25. Savoi G

    I learned that you have to slightly press the reese’s in the cookie.

  26. Kaytlyn 2nd

    If you use self rising instead of all purpose, salt,& baaking soda will it taste different?

  27. Myah Edwards

    I learned for best results you have to use white sugar and brown sugar.

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  29. Adam

    I learned that the reese doesn’t completely melt after 2 minutes in the oven. That’s pretty cool.

  30. Leka Labat

    I learned that the criss cross indentions added detail to the cookies appearance.

  31. william

    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

  32. alaina blackstock 2nd

    i learned that these only take 12 minutes to make quick and easy!

  33. OG_Sethyy

    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?

  34. The Don Burney

    i feel like maybe these cookies would go good in a cake of some sort? maybe an ice creame cake?

  35. OG_Sethyy

    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!

  36. Shiya

    I learned that you have to slightly press the reese’s in the cookies.

  37. Chase DuCharme

    I didn’t realize that cross indenting the cookies had such an effect the appearance of the cookies.

  38. Thomas Harris

    I leraned that these cookies dont have to cook for that long of a time

  39. austin whiteley 2nd

    i learned you can put chunks of reese’s on top of the cookies.

  40. liz

    i learned how to make the design on the cookies its really easy i like that this recipe makes a lot of cookies!

  41. Jenna Hanson

    I learned that every ingredient is beaten together except for the dry ingredients.

  42. Abigail Kremer

    This looks like a really easy cookie to not overcook, they look really soft.

  43. Le'Keitha

    These look very easy to make

  44. Lucinda

    I didn’t realize that you had to use regular, white sugar and brown sugar too.

  45. Mallori

    i learned it is a easy desert to make (:

  46. KhaMaria Jones

    Chocolate and peanut butter are favorite combinations as well. This is also a very easy dessert to make.

  47. Mariama Jallow

    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!

  48. Andrew E.

    Wow, these cookies look great! I wish I was their to taste them.

  49. Brittany Moreau

    Didn’t know how much better it would turn out if you put the dry ingredents in a little bit at a time

  50. BrittanyJordan

    I learned that these cookies don’t take long to cook! They look yummy!

  51. Sarah Michalke 2nd

    I learned that you can make something really good in a short amount of time

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