Reese’s Pieces Cookies

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Reese’s Pieces Cookies are a basic chocolate chip cookie filled with Reese’s Pieces instead of chocolate chips! This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe made even better with the peanut butter crunch of the candy.

Why use chocolate chips when you can use Reese’s?

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Reese's Pieces Cookies - my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe filled with Reese's Pieces!

Reese’s Pieces Cookies – satisfy a craving?

Do you ever just get a total craving for something? Like, say, brownies? Or cake? Or maybe banana muffins? Or COOKIES?

Unfortunately, I get these cravings all the time. Even though I’m constantly surrounded by a plethora of dessert, I still get cravings that need satisfying NOW. When that happens, I know I should listen because if I don’t I’ll end up eating 14 pounds of other dessert to compensate, which won’t satisfy the craving, so I’ll just end up making what I want anyway and eat it.

It’s a problem.

Last week I was craving Chocolate Chip Cookies but I also wanted peanut butter. What’s a girl to do in that situation? This:

Reese's Pieces Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Cookies. That satisfied BOTH cravings! This easy cookie recipe is full of Reese’s Pieces!

I took my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and substituted Reese’s Pieces for the chocolate chips. The result? A toffee-like cookie that has crunchy candy bits and tastes like peanut butter. #totalwin

(It seems I love putting candy in cookies. Remember when I did this with Rolos and Kit Kats?)

So many times when you find a Reese’s Pieces cookie it’s a peanut butter cookie, which is great, but sometimes you don’t want a peanut butter cookie. Sometimes you want the distinct flavor of a chocolate chip cookie, but with a hint of peanut butter.

When you look at Reese’s Pieces cookies on Allrecipes or Pillsbury, all you find are peanut butter cookies. In that case, come here, because these Reese’s cookies are just a plain old chocolate chip cookie without the chocolate chips!

And when I say “plain old” I mean fantastic. This recipe is my favorite cookie recipe!

Reese's pieces cookies in a stack

What makes the perfect chocolate chip cookie?

For me, several things:

  • Softness: a cookie shouldn’t be crunchy. I chill my cookie dough to make sure it’s super soft, and I use melted butter to help with that too.
  • Depth of flavor: I use melted butter and tons of brown sugar to make sure my cookie has a huge amount of flavor.
  • Mix ins: use whatever you like! Chocolate chips are perfect for a basic cookie, but adding Reese’s Pieces make these cookies heaven.

I love how the Reese’s give this cookie a hint of peanut butter flavor without being overpowering. I love me some peanut butter but sometimes I just want a bit of it, you know? Making Reese’s Pieces Cookies without peanut butter allows the candy to shine!

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Reese's Pieces Cookies

Reese's Pieces Cookies are a basic chocolate chip cookie filled with Reese's Pieces instead of chocolate chips! This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe made even better with the peanut butter crunch of the candy.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 199 kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup 113g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup 66 g granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup 104g light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon 5ml vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups 186g all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Reese's Pieces Candy use regular ones or the minis in the baking aisle

Instructions

  1. Note: This dough requires chilling.
  2. Place melted butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). Add granulated and brown sugars and mix on low speed until the mixture is smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla extract and mix on medium speed until combined.
  3. Mix in baking soda and salt, then slowly mix in flour and mix just until the batter is smooth and comes together. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl during mixing. Slowly mix in Reese's Pieces.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough onto the cookie sheet. Spacing doesn’t matter because you will be chilling the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a second cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  6. Remove the chilled cookie dough balls from the refrigerator and space them 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake (2 tablespoon sized cookies) for 11-15 minutes, or until the edges are a light golden and the tops are no longer glossy. Let cool on the cookie sheets at least 10 minutes before removing.
Nutrition Facts
Reese's Pieces Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Be sure to check out all my peanut butter cookie recipes if you’re craving peanut butter! Want other ways to use Reese’s? Try Loaded Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Bark, Reese’s Pieces Blondies, or Reese’s Peanut Butter Fluff.

Reese’s Explosion Peanut Butter Cookies will surely satisfy your peanut butter craving!

Want a chocolate chip cookie AND Reese’s? Make Reese’s Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Another way to use Reese’s Pieces? In Reese’s Overload Brownies!

The ULTIMATE Reese's Brownies! This is a one bowl brownie recipe FULL of 3 KINDS of Reese's: peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, and Reese's Pieces!!
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Reese's pieces cookies
Reese's Pieces Cookies are a basic chocolate chip cookie filled with Reese's Pieces instead of chocolate chips! This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe made even better with the peanut butter crunch of the candy.

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26 comments

  1. There are recipes on ebay?! Where have I been?? love reeses pieces anything.  . and will definitely check out your Mother’s Day Shopping Guide  ..  I made it easy for my husband this year and just told him what I want. .  now let’s see if I actually get it! 😛 

  2. ooooooh-I’ve never even thought about putting Reese’s Pieces in a CCC! Love it-the best of both worlds!

  3. Those look fabulous! Nothing like stuffing cookies with candy 🙂

  4. I love me some reese’s pieces. Can I go one step further and spread chocolate peanut on these to make a sandwich cookie

  5. Great idea!! Chocolate chip cookie meets Reese’s pieces! I’ll be heading over right now to get the recipe. Happy Saturday 🙂

  6. I want these cookies for breakfast!!!

  7. Yum! These look irresistible!

  8. Happy Saturday to you Dorothy! 
    Reeses pieces are my husband’s favorite candy so I think he would be REALLY happy about me whipping up a batch of these! Heading over to check out the recipe! 

  9. First of all, EVERYTHING is better with cookies! 🙂 Its a subcatagory rule under Everything is Better with Sprinkles. Also, ET knew what he was talking about. Reeses pieces are highly munchable and look quite at home in your cookies! 🙂

  10. Gosh these look like my perfect cookie: thick, chewy, and best of all: PB!! Looks delicious!

  11. Way to combine both of your cravings into one cookie! And yes, weekends are better with cookies!!

  12. These cookies look great! I love Reese’s pieces cookies and so do the kid’s! Also loved your Mother’s day shopping guide and your photography ebay posts!!

  13. I could totally go for 14 pounds of these cookies! And I probably would just eat the whole batch! I have this problem where I think I’m going to start eating healthy, so first I have to eat ALL THE COOKIES in the house. But then I’m out of cookies and I need ’em so badly! These would never last!

  14. You nailed it, girl! Weekend is better with cookies! These looks so fun and delicious. 

  15. I could go for cookies any day of the week. Discriminating is bad. 🙂
    Can’t wait to check out your eBay post!

  16. Ahhh cookies, I crave them constantly. These look YUMMY!

  17. Yum!! These cookies need to happen ASAP

  18. I get cravings WAY too frequently. These cookies look amazing! 

  19. The number of times I have cravings for something baked or sweet… Well, there’s a reason baking bloggers need to work out every day. 😉 (Now why can’t we call that a business write-off??) LOVE how you swapped in Reese’s pieces!!

  20. CAN I freeze this cookie dough and cook it say a week later?

  21. Hi Dorothy!

    I love the Reeses Pieces cookie link, my kids especially do. Unfortunately the link to it on Ebay doesn’t seem to be working any longer. Do you have another option to finding the recipe?

    Thanks!

    Kristy

  22. I live for anything Reese’s pieces! Can’t wait to try them. 

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