Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Soft and delicious Reese’s Pieces Cookies are full of peanut butter chips and crushed Reese’s pieces. They are perfect for PB lovers!

These chewy Reeses Pieces cookies are delicious and so easy to make. If you love candy-based treats, you’ll also love Peanut butter cup cookies, M&M chocolate oat bars, and Peanut butter kiss cookies.

A stack of Reese's Pieces Cookies with peanut butter chips and Reese's Pieces

Peanut Butter goodness!

We like to make cookies at our house all the time and sometimes we put in new ingredients to change them up and make them super delicious.

This time we put in Reeses Pieces (like my Reese’s Pieces Puppy Chow). Good idea, huh?

They’re kind of like our M&M Cookies but have that delicious Peanut Butter taste that is so yummy. If you like cookies and you like Reese’s Pieces then I really think you should try these Reese’s Pieces Cookies!

Crushed Reese's pieces to go in Reeses pieces cookies

how to make Reese’s Pieces Cookies

We love that these are beyond simple!

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

DOUGH. Add the butter, oil and sugars to your mixer. Mix them. Add the eggs and beat until it looks fluffy. Add the rest of the ingredients but not the 1 cup whole Reeses Pieces.

BAKE. Spoon dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Add 3-4 Reeses Pieces on top and press in a bit. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes. ENJOY!

Reese's peanut butter chips to use in Reese's Pieces Cookie recipe

Tips + Variations

BUTTER: When you use softened butter and cream it, it creates air pockets that will transfer to actually baking the cookies. If you melt the butter it doesn’t give as much as a leavening effect, which is fine for other baked goods, but not cookies.

CRUSHED CANDIES: When you end up putting the candy in the mixer they get crushed up anyway, but there is another reason for this method. By crushing the candies you distribute more of the flavor, color, and crunch.

You can still put whole ones on top to get that bite into the candy, but the small pieces get the flavor all the way through the cookie. This is especially helpful when you’re working with a chocolate chip batter instead of a peanut butter one.

Change it up:

  • Use different cookie bases: sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, or chocolate.
  • Add both Reeses pieces and peanut butter cups. Or even do ½ chocolate chips and ½ peanut butter chips.
  • For more chocolate and less peanut butter, swap out the peanut butter chips for semi sweet or milk chocolate chips.
Reese's Pieces cookie dough on a baking sheet

How to Store

Make the dough ahead of time and STORE it in the fridge or freezer.

  • Fridge: Roll the dough in a log and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer: you can freeze the dough in log form (wrap with plastic then skin with aluminum foil) or you can form dough balls. If you’re forming dough bake you’ll want to flash freeze them on a baking sheet belt transferring them to a freezer Ziploc. Freeze dough for up to 3 months. Allow dough to thaw a bit before baking.

STORE cooled Reese’s Pieces cookies in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Stick a piece of white bread in the container to help keep the cookies soft and chewy. You can also FREEZE the baked cookies for up to 3 months.

A stack of Reese's Pieces Cookies

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Reese’s Pieces Cookie Recipe

4.34 from 3 votes
Soft and delicious Reese's Pieces Cookies are full of peanut butter chips and crushed Reese's pieces. They are perfect for PB lovers!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 301 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cups Reese’s Pieces crushed
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips (or chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup Reese’s Pieces to put on top

Instructions
 

  • Add the butter, oil and sugars to your mixer. Mix them. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla, flour baking soda and baking powder and mix until combined. Add crushed Reeses Pieces and peanut butter chips.
  • Scoop dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Add 3-4 Reeses Pieces on top and press in a bit.
  • Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

    1. I hope you can make them soon – they are so good and are fun to make with the kiddos because they can help put the Reeses Pieces on. 🙂

  1. Thank you for the great recipe! I am wondering about adding peanut butter to the cookies or using peanut butter chips- it couldn’t hurt to make it more peanut buttery, right?

    1. I thought about adding PB chips too and would probably split the milk chocolate and PB chips next time. 🙂

  2. Lily you did a wonderful job! I love cookies and Reese’s. I hear you went back to school this week. Hope you are having fun! Can’t wait to see what you make next week!

  3. 5 stars
    These are so good! The guys and I devoured them – I had to hide some so we’d have cookies to take over to the bf’s parents’ house, lol.

    1. LOL! Glad they were devoured… they’re such a simple and yummy recipe. Hope you can make them again shortly and not have to share. 😉

  4. 3 stars
    I just want to share that I just made these cookies with vegetable oil, 1/4 cup less flour, and cooked for 10 min. and they turned out wonderfully! The dough was getting too stiff so I took that risk and it paid off! I do think that canola oil would work fine as well. Thinking next time I’ll add cinnamon to the dough?

  5. Hi, I really want to make these, but when getting the ingredients together I realiZed the recipe doesnt say if the butter should be softened or melted. I’ve never seen a cookie recipe before that doesnt say one of the 2 and i dont have a stand mixer, so im not sure if that changes iT? Did you use cold butter? Thanks!

    1. Sorry, I will need to add that. I like to use softened butter when baking, unless stated otherwise. I sure hope you like them!