Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

It has been a completely crazy and overwhelming last few days! I’m sorry about not posting the last couple of days. My littlest one, 10 months, is teething right now and having severe constipation….. did I really just say that word on a food blog?! Sorry again…… You get the idea. She’s been waking up every hour or so during the night. Crying out in pain. My heart breaks when I hear that cry. Her and I have been rocking, for literally hours, for the last few nights. Poor thing just needs some comfort.  On the flip side, I am not in college anymore! I cannot function off of 2 hours of sleep. Too old for that stuff 🙂

To make up for all that, here is a delicious cookie recipe. It’s one of our favorites. Really though, anything with peanut butter is one of our favorites.

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies- soft, chewy, and thick! Loaded with cute mini reese's pieces! www.togetherasfamily.com

I realized the other day that there are only 2 cookie recipes on this blog!! Which is just crazy, because my kids LOVE making cookies and I feel like we make them weekly. Our favorite cookies seem to always be the ones with the fun & colorful candies; like these reeses mini pieces, or those cute little m&m’s. I hope you all enjoy these as much as we do. Weekends call for baking treats 🙂

Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (8 tablespoons), melted
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter use 1/2 teaspoons salt)
  • 1 cup mini reeses pieces, or more to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets with silpat, cooking spray, or parchment spray.
  2. Combine the melted butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in large mixing bowl. With handheld mixer, blend on low speed until combined.
  3. Add in vanilla extract and egg. Mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low just until a dough forms, or use a spatula and mix by hand.
  5. Mix in the reeses pieces using a wooden spoon.
  6. Form into balls (I use a cookie scoop for this) and place on cookie sheet. With the palm of your hand, gently press the tops of the cookie. Not hard at all, you just want it to be slightly flat so it bakes into a better shape.
  7. Cooke for 8-10 minutes. They will look like they're not done, but they will cook more while cooling.
  8. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

** I find the mini reeses pieces in the baking aisle at grocery stores. I've seen them at Wal-mart, Target, and then my local Food Lion grocery store has them as well.

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Thanks for visiting! Be sure and come back tomorrow and Monday because I have two really cool 4th of July ideas for you. I’m so excited and can’t wait to share them with you all 🙂 🙂

Jessica

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