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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are pure peanut butter decadence. Made with Reese’s cups and peanut butter morsels, these cookies have it all! Chewy and delicious.

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Peanut butter cookies with reese's peanut butter cups on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Why this Recipe Works

The only thing better than a peanut butter cookie is a chocolate peanut butter cookie.

And the only thing better than that is a chocolate and peanut butter cookie with MORE peanut butter!

These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are about as peanut butter-y as it gets.

  • It starts with a rich and sweet peanut butter cookie dough.
  • Peanut butter morsels are folded in to the dough.
  • Just before baking, the cookies get topped with pieces of Reese’s cups!

The resulting cookies are perfectly soft and chewy with all the decadent taste of a chocolate peanut butter cup.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make peanut butter cookies with reese's.

Peanut butter. For best results, use creamy shelf-stable peanut butter.

Peanut butter cups. We use the mini Reese’s cups, chopped into quarters. You could also use our homemade peanut butter cups too.

Unsalted butter. Baking with unsalted butter allows you to better control the saltiness of the finished cookies.

Cornstarch. Adding a spoonful of cornstarch to the dough helps the cookies bake up thick and soft.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make peanut butter cup cookies.

First, mix up the ingredients for the dough.

Then, drop the dough by the spoonful onto a baking sheet. Press a fork into the tops to flatten them a bit.

Before baking, press about 4-6 peanut butter cup pieces into the tops of the cookies.

Bake for about 10 minutes, let cool and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Let the baked cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them. They’re very soft when you first take them out of the oven but will firm up a bit more as they cool.
  • Mix things up by using different flavors of Reese’s in these cookies, like dark or white chocolate peanut butter cups!
  • Store cookies in an airtight container. Enjoy within 1 week for best taste. At my house they get eaten up long before then!
White cake plate with peanut butter cup cookies stacked on top.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use natural peanut butter in these cookies?

I don’t recommend using natural peanut butter in most of my cookie recipes. The oil in natural style of peanut butter (the kind you have to stir and keep in the fridge) will naturally separate from the nut butter as your cookies bake. This often results in greasy crumbly cookies. So, while natural peanut butter is delicious on your sandwich, it’s not a good choice for these cookies!

Can I freeze these cookies?

Yes, peanut butter cup cookies can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months. Make sure to place them in a sealable freezer safe bag to preserve the freshness.

I only have salted butter. Can I still make this recipe?

Yes, you can make these cookies with salted butter. I would omit the added kosher salt in the recipe so they don’t turn out too salty!

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are pure peanut butter decadence. Made with Reese's cups and peanut butter morsels, these cookies have it all! Chewy and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 bags (10 ounce) peanut butter morsels
  • 40 mini Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugars and peanut butter until creamy and well combined. Add milk and vanilla until blended. Add eggs and beat until combined. Beat in flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch just until blended. Fold in peanut butter morsels.
  3. Drop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Flatten with fork. Chop each peanut butter cup into fourths and press into tops of cookies.
  4. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Allow to cool 2 minutes on pan, transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

Notes

  • Let the baked cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them. They're very soft when you first take them out of the oven but will firm up a bit more as they cool.
  • Mix things up by using different flavors of Reese's in these cookies, like dark or white chocolate peanut butter cups!
  • Store cookies in an airtight container. Enjoy within 1 week for best taste. At my house they get eaten up long before then!
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    36

    Serving Size:

    1 cookie

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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    Packed with pieces of real chocolate peanut butter cups, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are the ultimate in peanut butter indulgence! 

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    Posted on November 19, 2021

    Comments & Reviews

    1. I followed these Reeses Peanut Butter cookies and they turned out delicious! Thank you for a simple and easy recipe.

      1. It looks like a whoopie pie pan. You can find them at Michael’s or online too. Sometimes TJMaxx, Meijer and Walmart carry these….

    2. OMG!!!! these cookies are fantastic….a must try…….Thank you I love peanut butter and chocolate…..reese peanut butter cups are my absolute favorite

    3. How can I print the recipes? I have just found your site and I love it, I am a nut for new recepies. They all sound wonderful. Thanks

      1. Not all my older recipes have the print option yet (working on getting that fixed!) For now, you would have to copy/paste the recipe. Sorry!!

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