GUEST BLOGGER: Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Hello, everyone! This is Allison from Celebrating Sweets. I’m back to share another recipe with you while Brittany is busy welcoming her new baby.

Reese's Pieces Cookies

My family loves the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to enjoy those flavors together. These cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate and peanut butter cravings. I made a peanut butter and chocolate cookie and loaded it with chocolate chips and Reese’s Pieces candies. The cookies are chewy around the edges and soft in the centers, and they beg to be eaten while still warm with a cold glass of milk.

Reese's Pieces Cookies - 2

These cookies are great any time of year (I’d never turn them down!), but I especially like to make them during the month of October. Their colors go perfectly with Halloween and the Fall season. Grab some Reese’s Pieces and get baking. You will not be disappointed!

Reese's Pieces Cookies - 3

If you prefer peanut butter cups to Reese’s Pieces, these cookies would be just as delicious with peanut butter cups in them. Just replace the Reese’s Pieces with 1 1/2 cups chopped peanut butter cups.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Soft, chocolate and peanut butter cookies loaded with chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces candies.
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1½ cups Reese's Pieces candies, divided
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2. With a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars for several minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat to combine, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch. With your mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Fold in 1 cup of Reese's Pieces and ½ cup chocolate chips.
  4. 4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons (I used a 1½ tablespoon scoop) onto greased or lined cookies sheets. Leave a couple of inches in between for spreading. Press the remaining ½ cup of Reese's Pieces onto the tops of the dough; this will make the candies more visible. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are set and the centers still a little soft. The cookies will look slightly underdone, but they will continue cooking as they cool. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
This recipe was contributed by Allison from Celebrating Sweets.
 

Comments

  1. I love this recipe because I love Reeses Pieces .
    Gail Akeman recently posted…Frugal Living: Exercise in your homeMy Profile

Trackbacks

  1. […] Pieces cookies. They are delicious, and the colors are perfect for Halloween and Fall. Head over here for my recipe. And check out some other chocolate and peanut butter […]

  2. […] Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies  //  Mommy On Demand […]