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Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Cookies

Get the best recipe for Reese’s Pieces chocolate cookies you’ve ever had! You’ll love the combination of chocolate-y, soft, and chewy.

reeses pieces chocolate cookies

Not a lot of people in my personal life know this (and probably don’t care anyway), but for me – this is the year of the cookie.

It’s the year of more baking for me in general, but I want to specifically do a lot more cookies. I want to give some for gifting, and participate in some Christmas cookie exchanges!

I’ve been living in my neighborhood for six years and have yet to give my neighbors even any edible gifts. That’s pathetic for a craft and recipe blogger. I need to disperse my creative magic around the ‘hood in the form of baked goods.

I’m going to try some unique cookie recipes, but I’m also going to do some basic ones too. Basic in terms of ingredients, not basic in terms of taste, of course.

I think that these Reese’s Pieces chocolate cookies fit that description well! They’re very simple to make, but not simple tasting. They are soft, moist, decadent, and delicious!

reese's pieces cookies

Basically you’re looking at a double chocolate chip cookie with Reese’s Pieces in it. The Reese’s Pieces add that peanut butter flavor that just goes so well with the base.

I highly recommend putting these Reese’s Pieces chocolate cookies in the microwave for a few seconds before consuming. The slightly melted Reese’s combined with the cookie . . . Jesus take the wheel.

(PS – don’t forget to check out our Reese’s cheesecake, fudge, and pie. You’ll die)

Tips for Making Delicious Cookies

Before you dive into this recipe, I’ve got some tips for you on making the best (and tastiest) cookies. If you’re interested, check them out. Otherwise scroll to the bottom for the recipe.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best cookie flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality butter, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is often the main dry ingredient in these cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods.

Bring Cold Ingredients to Room Temp

Bring ingredients like butter, eggs, and milk to room temperature before mixing. They will incorporate better, resulting in smoother batter and soft cookies. They don’t need to be warm; slightly cool to room temp is fine.

Avoid Over Mixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Chill the Dough

Chilling the cookie dough in the fridge for the specified time (or even overnight) before baking allows the flavors to meld and the fats to solidify. This results in cookies with better flavor and texture. It also prevents them from spreading too much during baking.

Look for Golden Edges

Unless the recipe says otherwise, the edges of the cookies should turn a golden brown while the center remains slightly soft. This balance ensures a chewy texture without overbaking.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile.

reese's pieces cookies recipe

Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your cookie baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods! Here’s what you’re going to need for these Reese’s Pieces chocolate cookies.


  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces candies, divided

Keep these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. They’ll last a few weeks in the refrigerator.

reese's pieces chocolate cookies recipe

You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to six months. When you bring them out of the freezer, let them rise to room temperature naturally as opposed to microwaving.

chocolate cookies with reese's pieces

These would be awesome at a bake sale! Get the printable recipe for these tasty cookies below:

Yield: 48 cookies

Reese's Pieces Chocolate Cookies

reeses pieces chocolate cookies

Get a delicious chocolate Reese's Pieces cookies recipe! These are great for Christmas exchanges or an everyday treat.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Cool Time 7 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes


  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces candies, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.Preheating the oven
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.Whisk together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, and salt
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and shortening until well blended.Add Powdered Sugar and Vanilla
  4. Add the sugar and brown sugar to the butter mixture and beat until fluffy, about 6 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. Then, mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.beating the butter mixture with sugars, eggs, and vanilla
  5. To the wet ingredients, add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.Adding the cocoa dry mixture to the wet ingredients
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and most of the Reese’s Pieces candies, reserving some of the candies for pressing into the top of each cookie.Adding Reese's pieces to the cookie batter
  7. Using a small cookie scoop or two spoons, drop balls of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Press remaining candies into the tops of the cookies.Scooping Reese's pieces chocolate cookie dough onto a baking sheet
  8. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes. Cool for 5 to 7 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to wire racks.Bake the cookies on the baking sheet then cool


This recipe makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies depending on how small you would like your cookies. You'll need to multiply the nutritional by 1.5 if you choose to make 3 dozen.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

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Indya | The Small Adventurer

Sunday 3rd of September 2023

These look suuuuuper delicious 😋 I think Year of the Cookie sounds absolutely wonderful to me! Plus, there's no flavour combination I love more than peanut butter and chocolate 🙌 I bet these would be a big hit with your neighbours!

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