These Reese’s Overload Peanut Butter Cookies are the best peanut butter cookies ever. So simple, and just a few ingredients, accidentally gluten-free – you can have a batch made in no time! You are going to love these easy peanut butter cookies.
Our Favorite Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies
If you’ve been following along, it’s probably not a surprise to learn I could eat some version of a peanut butter dessert every single day. If you check out the peanut butter recipes on this site, you will see this is not an exaggeration – I love peanut butter cookies, cakes, cupcakes, bars… all of it.
But the credit for these Reese’s overload peanut butter cookies belongs to Jordan. She came up with the idea and created these super easy gluten-free peanut butter cookies loaded with peanut butter cups AND Reese’s Pieces with a bit of help from me. Calling all peanut butter lovers – this recipe is for you.
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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
The base of this recipe is my all-time favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. It’s really simple and makes the best cookies every time. It’s fool-proof! They seriously are the BEST peanut butter cookies. Everyone raves about them. All the time.
They are so easy, you can have them in your mouth in less than 30 minutes, with only a couple of dishes to wash. They’re the kind of cookie your kid can make, with only minimal supervision.
Ultimate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients
What’s the secret? They’re made with only egg, sugar, peanut butter, and some leavening.
- Peanut Butter: use a regular no-stir kind of peanut butter
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Soda: I’ve made them with and without baking soda, and I like these best.
- Reese’s Pieces AND Peanut Butter Cups
Because there is no flour in these cookies, the peanut butter flavor comes through in a big way. Use a good peanut butter, one you’d eat with a spoon. My favorite peanut butter is Skippy Naturals. We go through one of the super-sized Walmart jars every week, and it’s the perfect peanut butter for these cookies since it’s so peanut buttery. Use what you love!
How to Make Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies
1. Mix: In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter, egg, both kinds of sugar, and baking soda. You don’t need a mixer – you can easily mix it with a spoon.
2. Scoop: Stir in the peanut butter cups and peanut butter candy. Use a two-tablespoon cookie scoop to form each cookie dough ball. Place them on a prepared cookie sheet.
3. Bake: Flatten each cookie with a fork leaving a hash mark on the top of each cookie. Bake them for eight minutes at 350°F. Let them cool on the baking sheet.
Once cooled, the cookies will have a crumbly texture and are a little fragile, so keep that in mind f you are packing them in lunch boxes or containers.
These Reese’s Pieces peanut butter cookies are the kind of cookie that, when you kids come home from school begging for cookies, you can say yes too because they’re so easy. One bowl, a spoon, and 30 minutes – that’s all you need! And they’re so easy I may have to go make them again.
I hope you give them a try, too! Enjoy!
Other Recipes for Peanut Butter Enthusiasts
- Toffee Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies
- Peanut Butter Balls Recipe
- Foolproof Peanut Butter Fudge
- No Bake Peanut Butter Icebox Cake
Jordan’s Reese’s Overload Cookies
- 1 cup (267g) peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup (100g) brown sugar
- ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup Reese’s Pieces (regular or mini)
- 1 cup roughly chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with Silpats or parchment paper.
- Mix peanut butter, egg, sugars, and baking soda in a large bowl. You can use a mixer, but it’s easy to do by hand. Once incorporated, stir in Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter cups.
- Scoop balls of cookie dough onto your prepared cookie sheets. We used a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop for this step. Use the tines of a fork to gently flatten each cookie.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Cool before removing from cookie sheets. Note: these cookies can be crumbly so be careful when picking them up or packing them in lunches.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
These Reese’s Overload Peanut Butter Cookies start with the perfect peanut butter cookie base, then the fun begins – adding all the Reese’s candy!
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Published on: April 1, 2021