Our Reese's Pieces Cookies are soft and chewy and loaded with plenty of chocolate and candies. They have the best chocolate and peanut butter flavor and are the perfect treat for peanut butter lovers.
Soft peanut butter cookies loaded with candy definitely need to be on your baking plans this week. These Reese's Pieces cookies go to a whole new level when you add candies and chocolate chips to the dough.
This is my go to recipe for peanut butter cookies because they always turn out so soft, puffy, and delicious. They have a secret ingredient in them that makes sure they stay soft for days.
Our kids always go wild and devour the entire batch of Reese's cookies in just a few days whenever I make them. The combo of flavors and textures makes them irresistible!
Why You Will Love These Peanut Butter Cookies
- Easy to make. The cookie dough comes together in minutes with just one bowl.
- No chilling needed! You can bake the cookies as soon as you make the dough.
- Soft and crunchy. The crunchiness of the candy shell and the softness of the cookie makes a satisfying texture that people can't resist.
- Loaded with chocolate and candy. Adding plenty of chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces to the cookie dough means each bite is loaded with goodness.
If you love peanut butter and Reese's Pieces candies, you need to make this cookie recipe right away.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this Reese's Pieces cookie recipe in no time at all. The best part is there is no chilling time needed, so you can bake right away.
- Butter - Softened unsalted butter creates a smooth and creamy dough texture that helps the cookies bake up puffy. Another plus to using softened butter instead of melted butter is that you do not have to chill the dough.
- Sugar - A mixture of granulated sugar and brown sugar sweetens the dough and makes the cookies soft.
- Peanut Butter - Our favorite peanut butter to use in recipes is creamy JIF. Other brands are fine, but I do not recommend a natural or oily peanut butter. If you like nuts, try using a crunchy peanut butter.
- Flour - All purpose flour is used to thicken the dough and add structure. See our tips on how to measure flour.
- Cornstarch - Adding just a little to cookie dough helps them to bake up thicker and to stay soft longer.
- Mix-Ins - A mixture of Reese's Pieces and chocolate chips truly make these the best. Feel free to use peanut butter chips for more peanut butter goodness.
How to make Reese's Pieces Cookies
These Reese's Pieces peanut butter cookies are so easy to make. Mix the dough, scoop into balls, and bake. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a batch of warm, gooey cookies that are sure to please everyone in your house.
- Make the cookie dough. Beat the room temperature butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy. Add the vanilla extract, eggs, and creamy peanut butter and mix again. Slowly add the dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.
- Add the mix-ins. Gently stir the chocolate chips and Reese's candies into the dough. Save some of the candy for the tops.
- Scoop dough balls. Use a cookie dough scoop to evenly divide the batter into 36 even dough balls.
- Bake and chill. Place 12 balls at a time on a baking sheet and bake. Let the cookies rest on the hot cookie sheet for a few minutes, then gently remove and place on a wire rack. Press extra candies and chocolate chips into the tops of the hot cookies.
On the Counter - Store the cooled cookies in a tightly sealed container on the counter for 4-5 days.
In the Freezer - You can also freeze the cookies in a freezer safe bag or container for 1-2 months. Thaw on the counter for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Tips and Tricks
- Measure the ingredients properly. One of the biggest reasons recipes do not turn out is because of improper measuring.
- Save some mix-ins for the tops. Pressing extra candies and chips into the tops of the cookies after baking makes the peanut butter Reese's Pieces cookies look like they came from a bakery.
- Add more peanut butter flavor. Use a mixture of Reese's Pieces, mini peanut butter cups, and peanut butter chips for more peanut butter love.
- Change up the mix-ins. You can change up the recipe by adding other ingredients, such as other candies or chopped nuts, to create different flavor combinations.
- Keep the cookies soft. Add a slice of white bread to the cookie container to keep the cookies soft and chewy.
Yes, you can make the cookie dough ahead of time and keep it in a sealed container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Let it come to room temperature and bake as directed.
You can also freeze the dough for future cookie baking days. Flash freeze the dough balls, then place in a freezer safe bag. To bake, remove from the freezer and let sit at room temperature while the oven is preheating.
Yes, these cookies freeze very well. Make sure to store them in a freezer safe container to keep them from getting freezer burned.
Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop this recipe makes around 36 cookies.
More Recipes with Reese's Pieces
- Reeses Ice Cream Cake
- Reese's Popcorn
- Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
- Reese's Marshmallow Blondies
- Oreo Reese's Brownie
- Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
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*The post for peanut butter Reese's cookies was first published January 2014. The photos and post were updated and republished April 2023.