Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies

22 Oct

Hi again!

I made cookies!

Peanut Butter Reeses Pieces Cookies!!

Everyday last week, my daughter came home from school and said, “Did you make peanut butter cookies?” And everyday the answer was the same…..”Nope, not today”.  I didn’t even know she loved peanut butter cookies….hmmmmm! 

So what was a mama to do?? 

Make peanut butter cookies, of course!!

And, since I made her wait; I figured I would throw in a bunch of her favorite candy.  Reeses Pieces tops her list…that much I do know!! 


Whew…..because you never know what might cause a foot stomp or a slammed door when it comes to a pre-teenager!

I mean…..I’m sure I was a total angel at that age, and never made my Mother tip toe around my mood swings!  (Do you think I remember that time way differently that she does?)

I do know that I had this crazy eye disorder which caused them to roll incessantly!  Usually accompanied by a huge dramatic sigh.  EEks! 

Sorry Mom!  So these cookies are kinda for you too 🙂 !


Peanut Butter Reeses Pieces Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I used smooth, crunchy would work as well)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Mini Reeses Pieces

– In a medium bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until smooth.

– Add eggs and mix.

– In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

– Slowly mix into the wet ingredients.

– Fold in Reeses Pieces.

– Refrigerate dough for an hour.

– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.  Flatten and make a criss-cross pattern on the top with a fork. (I criss-crossed some and just flattened some, they both turned out nice looking.)

– Bake 12-14 minutes or edges are golden and middle is set.  Cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


The cookie jar is full again!

So, if  you have a cranky daughter; you should definitely make these.  They have like some magical good mood stuff going on in them, and they totally work on boys too.   Heck, you could probably just “accidentally” leave the Reeses Pieces on the counter for the boys and they’d high-five you! 


Love, Lara


3 Responses to “Peanut Butter Reese’s Pieces Cookies”

  1. The Domestic Rebel October 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Yes puhleassseeee. These look super delish!


  1. This week’s Mom Bakes « Mom Bakes - October 27, 2012

    […] I was a good Mama and baked embellished Peanut Butter Cookies! […]

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