How long am I supposed to wait before stealing my boyfriend’s Easter candy? I mean.. we are in the middle of fall here and he still has this bag of Reeses Pieces. I think I am allowed to take them now. I’ll still share these chocolate Reese’s Pieces cookies with him, so it’s okay, right?
When chocolate and peanut butter come together, you get a chocolate peanut butter cup. But when you combine chocolate cookies and Reeses Pieces, you get these rich, chocolatey, peanut buttery, gooey, slightly crunchy, perfect cookies.
Be sure that when you’re following this recipe, you really do use all of the butter. Don’t sub in shortening or margarine. Not even for half. The butter in this recipe is vital to making the cookies a perfect combination of soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.
These chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips and Reese's pieces are chewy on the inside, slightly crispy on the outside!
- 2 1/2 sticks of butter at room temperature
- 2 c sugar
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 3 t vanilla extract
- 2 c flour
- 3/4 c cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 2 1/2 c Reese's Pieces separated
- 1 c peanut butter chips separated
Preheat oven to 350°.
Beat butter and sugar together until it is well combined and light in color. While mixer is on, add eggs, one at a time. Scrape the sides of the bowl down with a spatula. Add vanilla extract and mix until combined.
In a separate large bowl, sift in flour and cocoa powder. Add baking soda and salt. Mix together with a whisk.
Pour 1/3 of the dry mixture into the bowl with butter. Put mixer on low and slowly mix until combined. Add another 1/3, mix, and then the last 1/3 of dry mixture. Mix until just combined. Scrape the sides down with a spatula again to ensure everything is combined.
With a wooden spoon, stir in 1 3/4 c of the Reese's Pieces and 3/4 c peanut butter chips.
Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheets with a cookie scoop. Push in remaining Reese's Pieces and peanut butter chips onto tops of each cookie. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until cookies are just set. Allow to cool on wire cooling rack.
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