Best Ever Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies recipe made with a full cup of peanut butter! We added chocolate chips plus peanut butter chips & Reese’s Pieces to our favorite peanut butter cookie recipe to get the ULTIMATE chocolate peanut butter cookies!
I modified Nellie’s recipe for The BEST Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies to include Reese’s and they’re fantastic! I love that the cookies are soft and have a great peanut butter flavor. Read on to get the recipe to make your own!
Tips to get the PERFECT Peanut Butter Cookies:
Three kitchen items make these cookies come together really fast. I actually use these items in nearly every cookie recipe I make, so they’re quite versatile. First, I line my cookie sheets with a piece of parchment paper. They’re sold in sizes that fit a 12×16 cookie sheet perfectly and enable to cookies to bake well without sticking- and no mess from spraying oil on the cookie sheets!
The third item is a cookie scoop! Years and years ago I used to use 2 spoons to measure and scrape cookie dough onto the pans. It wasn’t a perfect process and I often ended up with oblong cookies in various sizes. My solution? A cookie scoop! They come in three sizes- 1/2 tablespoon, 1.5 tablespoon and 3 tablespoon scoops. I used the middle size- 1.5 tablespoon for these, and most other cookies. (Although when I’m serving a large crowd, I use the small cookie scoop. People love having a smaller cookie, especially at an event with several other desserts.) For this Peanut Butter Cookie recipe I used the middle scoop and even the large 3 TBSP scoop for a few cookies!
How to make the BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Most peanut butter cookies done have chocolate chips in them. Yeah, we changed that! I decided to make the ULTIMATE peanut butter cookie recipe here by not only adding semi-sweet chocolate chips, but also peanut butter chips, mini Reese’s Pieces and regular sized Reese’s Pieces. The result? A fantastic soft peanut butter cookie with loads of fun! You’re welcome to add a mixture of all the chocolate and candies like we did, just have it all measure about 2 cups. I added more on top too, because, why not?!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup + 2 TBSP butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups combined chocolate chips/ Reese’s
How to make Peanut Butter Cookies:
With a hand mixer, cream together the peanut butter, butter, white sugar and brown sugar until blended.
Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
Add flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and mix together. Stir in whatever mix of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, mini Reese’s pieces and regular Reese’s Pieces you’d like! I used about 1/2 cup of each, reserving some of the Reese’s Pieces for the top of the cookies.
Scoop tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls.
Place cookies 2 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheets. Press additional Reese’s Pieces onto each cookie dough ball.
Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375. Don’t overcook! These cookies are much better soft and just barely cooked all the way through. I baked the cookies scooped with the medium 1.5 TBSP scoop for 8 minutes and the 3 TBSP cookies for 10 minutes.
If you enjoyed these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies, here are a few more peanut butter cookie recipes you’ll enjoy: