If you love M&M’s cookies and you love chocolate and peanut butter you’ll love Reese’s pieces cookies! These are the perfect mix of cookie, candy, chocolate and peanut butter.
How To Make Reece’s Pieces Cookies
I don’t know if I love anything more than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. It’s so delicious with the creamy peanut butter and the sweet flavor of chocolate. That’s why I was so excited to make the perfect, soft and chewy Reese’s Pieces cookie recipe.
These peanut butter cup cookies are a similar flavor, but bursting with peanut butter cups in the center!
If you’re looking to spice up your cookie repertoire and take it a step up from classic chocolate chip cookies then you definitely want to try out these Reese’s Pieces cookies. They’re perfect for snacking, kids parties and any other type of get-together.
If you love Reese’s Pieces infused dessert ideas you may also love this Reese’s Pieces ice cream cake! It’s super rich and decadent.
Get your oven preheated by setting it to 350 degrees. This way it will be completely ready to go when your cookie dough is made.
Gather together a mixing bowl, stand mixer, softened butter and sugar. To soften butter simply let it sit on your counter for a few hours before starting your cookies. If you don’t have time or just can’t wait to get your cookies started then you can pop your butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Make sure to check it regularly so that it doesn’t start to melt.
Beat together your butter and sugar with your stand mixer. You’ll want to set it on high so that the butter gets creamed with the sugar completely this should take a few minutes.
Once you’ve completely creamed together your butter and sugar you want to add your eggs and vanilla extract to it. Again using your stand mixer mix all four ingredients together. This time set your stand mixer on medium instead of high.
Now you want to mix together flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl. Once you’ve added all three to your bowl you want to stir them together so that they are mixed.
Pro tip: if you want a little extra to your Reese’s Pieces cookies, instead of making regular cookie dough you can make chocolate cookie dough or peanut butter cookie dough.
Now that you have separately mixed your wet ingredients in one bowl and your dry ingredients in another bowl you need to get all the ingredients together. You want to do this by slowly adding your dry ingredients to the mixing bowl with your wet ingredients.
Once again you can use your stand mixer this time set it low to mix your ingredients together. If you don’t want to use a stand mixer here you can also mix your ingredients together with a spoon or spatula by hand. Make sure that all the ingredients including anything left on the sides of the bowl are thoroughly mixed together.
Let’s get the Reese’s Pieces added in! Go ahead and add these to your mixing bowl full of cookie dough. Using a spoon or spatula fold your Reese’s Pieces into the cookie dough by hand.
Now you want to form balls with your cookie dough and place them on a baking sheet. I like to make sure that I’m using either a nonstick or pre greased baking sheet so that I can easily get the baked cookies off without breaking them apart.
For the balls of cookie dough, use heaping tablespoons and form it into tightly packed balls. I like to aim for about 1.5 tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. You can certainly make your cookies as big or small as you like, but just remember this may affect cooking time.
Now take your baking sheet and put it in your oven. Your cookies should take approximately 8 to 12 minutes to bake. set a timer to start at 8 minutes and then check them regularly until they are done.
Your cookies should be ready to remove from the oven when they’re baked through the middle and the edges are crispy and slightly brown. Make sure to let your cookies cool before eating.
Reese’s Pieces Cookies
- stand mixer
- cookie sheet
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
- 1/2 teaspoon salt a couple grinds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups Reese’s Pieces
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- preheat oven to 350°
- put butter, sugar, and brown sugar in mixing bowl and mix together
- add in eggs and vanilla
- add in flour, baking soda, and salt
- mix everything together
- add in Reese’s Pieces
- spray cookie sheet with canola oil
- put cookie dough balls onto cookie sheet
- bake for 10 to 12 minutes
- allow to cool and enjoy