Soft, chewy Reese’s Pieces Cookies are loaded with peanut butter chips and Reese’s Pieces. They freeze great and are so delicious. Fill up your cookie jar with this easy homemade soft peanut butter cookie recipe!
Surprise your family with a batch of these Reese’s Pieces cookies, and watch the compliments roll in! These cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with peanut butter chips and candy. You and your family are going to love them.
I have been making these cookies for years, and they are one of my personal favorites. They are inspired by cookies I use to bake at my after-school job in high school, and it’s taken a long to perfect the recipe. But the time was worth it because these are seriously amazing!
These are the BEST Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
- These cookies are a combination of chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies. Except instead of chocolate chips you use Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter chips to make them.
- This is a NO-CHILL cookie recipe – just mix, roll, and bake the cookies!
- They are so soft and chewy and keep well for several days. Perfect for stocking the cookie jar!
- They are easy to make and turn out perfectly every time.
Pour a cold glass of milk for the kids and get yourself a cup of coffee to go with these cookies. They are the best after-school snack, dessert, or afternoon treat when you need a little sugar boost.
Peanut Butter Mixture: For this you will need creamy peanut butter, softened butter, and honey.
Dry Ingredients for the Dough: All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Wet Ingredients for the Dough: Softened butter, butter-flavored shortening, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract.
Mix-Ins: Peanut butter chips and Reese’s Pieces.
How to Make Them
Peanut Butter Mixture: Mix the peanut butter, butter, and honey in a small bowl. Set this mixture aside.
Dry Ingredients: Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, and both kinds of sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs mixing well between each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
Combine: Add the peanut butter mixture you mixed earlier to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
Mix: Add the dry ingredients in small batches to the wet ingredients while beating with the hand mixer at a low speed. Once mixed, stir in the chips and Reese’s Pieces.
Scoop: Use a cookie scoop or spoon to scoop the dough to form cookie dough balls. Place them two inches apart on a prepared cookie sheet.
Bake: Place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake the cookies for about 11 minutes at 350°F. The cookies are done when they look a little underbaked. At this point, take them out of the oven and leave them on the cookie sheet for one minute.
Cool: Transfer the cookies to a baking rack to cool completely.
Baking Tip: For the best soft and chewy cookies, don’t overbake the cookies. I can’t stress this enough! Keep an eye on them and once they are set around the edges but still a little underbaked take them out of the oven.
Variations: Guys, these are perfection as is but feel free to use chocolate chips in place of the peanut butter chips to switch them up! You can also M&M’s in them instead of Reese’s Pieces or Peanut Butter M&M’s!!
Storage Tip: Keep them in an airtight container, and they will keep well for several days. Or, you can freeze the baked cookies for several months! Be sure to wait until the cookies are completely cooled before storing them.
Make-Ahead Tip: You can make the dough a day in advance to bake later. If you do, I recommend rolling the balls first and chilling them on a baking sheet. If you leave the dough in one lump, it will harden and be hard to scoop. You will also need to add a little more baking time if the cookie balls are cold.
Ready to load up the cookie jar with these soft and chewy Reese’s Pieces cookies? You won’t be sorry you did! I hope you love them as much as I do – they’re a long-time favorite at our house.
More Peanut Butter Dessert Recipes
Be sure to try out some of our other favorite dessert recipes!
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars are inspired by the classic sandwich but turned into an easy dessert bar.
- Make a Peanut Butter Cup Trifle for your next potluck or party!
- Give a classic treat an upgrade and try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats.
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are easy to make! Each cookie is stuffed with a mini Reese’s cup for a surprise inside each cookie.
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Peanut Butter Mixture
- 1 c. creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 c. butter room temperature
- 1/4 c. honey
- 3 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 c. salted butter room temperature
- 1/4 c. butter flavored shortening
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 c. brown sugar packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c. Reese’s Pieces
- 1 c. peanut butter chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl mix the ingredients for the peanut butter mixture with hand mixer.
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until just combined. Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream the butter, shortening and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, beating well after each one. Then vanilla and the peanut butter mixture to bowl and mix until just combined.
- Add the flour mixture to cookie dough by the cupful and beat at a low speed until fully mixed. Mix in the Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter chips by hand.
- Drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 11 minutes. They won’t look quit done but this will keep them soft! Remove from oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove to a cooking rack.
Adapted from: The Spiffy Cookie