Reeses peanut butter cookies

Today I’m going to share a yummy recipe for reese’s peanut butter cookies. I have a confession to make first. I used to hate peanut butter cookies. I have always loved peanut butter in general, but there was just something about the cookies I did not like.

A couple years ago my husband requested peanut butter cookies, so I ended up making him some. To my surprise they turned out to be really good! Want to know the secret? I placed reese’s peanut butter cups on top and BAM all the sudden they tasted like a million bucks. Apparently my friends did this all along… so not sure why I was the last one to find out about it.

So anyways, if you haven’t tried them with reese’s peanut butter cups on top… TRY THEM! You will forever be changed to a PB cookie lover! With Valentines right around the corner I picked up reese’s hearts and they turned out super cute and yummy.

Reese's Peanut butter Valentine cookies on iheartnaptime.com ... so cute and yummy!

Reeses peanut butter cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling dough in
  • 1 package reeses peanut butter cups

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, stir peanut butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Place 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and then roll into sugar. Place the balls 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Place reeses peanut butter cup on top of the cookies after you remove them from the oven.
4. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

Reese's Peanut butter Valentine cookies on iheartnaptime.com ... so cute and yummy!

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on January 15, 2013 at 5:09 am (#
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    These look delicious Jamielyn! My husband LOVES peanut butter cookies, I just piked up a bag of those Reese’s hearts!

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    • Stephanie replied on January 15th, 2013 at 10:46 am

      Oh Yum! Those look delish!

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  2. Amy posted on January 15, 2013 at 11:10 am (#
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    Wow! They look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  3. Tasha Zee posted on January 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm (#
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    Perfect for Vals … looks delicious and oh so sweet.

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  4. Emily posted on January 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm (#
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    I vowed to take a sugar detox the whole month of January. I have not been the least bit tempted until this very moment. THANKS A LOT! LOL… I can’t wait until I can make these for V-day.

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  5. Leslie posted on January 16, 2013 at 4:02 am (#
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    I can’t wait to make these! They are so adorable! I am always looking for a good recipe.

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  6. Loretta posted on January 16, 2013 at 9:32 am (#
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    They look adorable! Although I’ve always loved peanut butter cookies, I bet this makes them even better…

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  7. Crystal posted on January 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm (#
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    Super delicious! I’m trying to eat healthy, but….these just might have to be made on Valentine’s Day since my husband Loves Reeses and peanut butter…not to mention I do to :)

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  8. Lynn posted on January 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm (#
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    I just made these cookies….so delicious. This recipe is a keeper. I have a friend who told me me these are her favorites. I am going to see her tomorrow so this couldn’t have come at a better time.

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 16th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed them! She will love them too!

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  9. LisaMarie posted on January 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm (#
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    These look so Yummy and so cute!! Reeses are Hubbys favorite!! I’ll have to try these!!

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  10. Mandy Hank posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:22 am (#
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    I’m sorry…. did you say Reeces Peanut Butter Cookies? Are you kidding me? That is like heaven in a little bite….. ohhh I can’t wait to try them :)

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  11. HS posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:43 am (#
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    These cookies look so yum .

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  12. Emily W posted on February 13, 2013 at 11:09 am (#
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    So does the entire 1 cup of sugar go into the cookies, or is 1/2 of it reserved to roll the dough balls in? Also, how many cookies does this make? Thanks!

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 13th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Yes the entire cup goes into the cookies. :) It makes about 2-3 dozen depending on how big you roll the balls. Enjoy!

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  13. Amanda posted on March 1, 2013 at 8:37 am (#
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    I made these cookies for my family and they were delicious! This is the best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe and the Peanut Butter Cup goes perfectly with it! Love. Love. Love. Thank you Jamielyn :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 1st, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for commenting. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  14. Meg posted on July 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm (#
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    Please help! I can’t see this recipe anymore. All that is showing up is the recipe for frozen coconut yogurt bars. Is this happening to anyone else? I love this recipe!

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    • Nancy replied on August 27th, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      I can’t find the recipe for the Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie either. Can anyone help by reposting?

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  15. Daveen posted on January 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm (#
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    Does the recipe call for flour? Do you use 1 1/2 cups white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar in cookie dough and use 1/2 to roll cookies in?

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 31st, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      No, the recipe does not call for flour. Yes, 1 1/2 sugar, 1/2 brown sugar, and 1/2 to roll cookies in! Enjoy!! :)

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  16. Beverly posted on January 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm (#
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    Is there any flour in this recipe?

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 31st, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Nope, no flour in this recipe! :)

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  17. Jill posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:48 pm (#
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    Perfect for Valentine’s Day! My kids will <3 these!

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 15th, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      They are so yummy! Hope they enjoy them! :)

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  18. Sam posted on January 30, 2014 at 3:12 pm (#
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    Do you put the peanut butter hearts on at the end or do they get “baked”? Melty?

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 31st, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Hi Sam! Thanks for catching that, you put them on AFTER you bake them. They would get too runny if you put them on before you baked them. I changed it in the recipe. Enjoy! :)

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  19. G. C. posted on February 7, 2014 at 1:29 pm (#
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    These look so adorable and delicious! I’m just wondering though that since they don’t have any flour or butter in them, is the batter really wet and hard to form into balls?

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 8th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      Hi! Since there isn’t any oil in these cookies either, the dough is a pretty good consistency for rolling into balls! Hope you enjoy these! :)

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  20. Carol posted on February 10, 2014 at 10:27 am (#
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    These were delicious! My 2 year old granddaughter loved making them with me. Everyone enjoyed them in the family but preferred them without the chocolate centers. Yes, they were that good on their own. TY!

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 10th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      How fun that you got to make them with your granddaughter! I agree, these cookies are yummy on their own! I like adding hearts for Valentine’s Day! :)

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  21. Kasey posted on February 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm (#
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    Totally making these for my husband’s office this week! YUM! Do you know how many this recipe yields?

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  22. Name posted on February 12, 2014 at 8:28 pm (#
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    My reeses melted all over. So bummed!

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 13th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      Did you bake the cookies first and then add the reeses after you too them out of the oven? They should be soft, but not melt all over.

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  23. Carol posted on February 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm (#
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    Is it 1/12 cups of sugar with the peanut butter and then another 1/2. Cup to roll them in?

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 13th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Yes, it is 1 1/2 cups of sugar with the peanut butter and an additional 1/2 cup to roll them in! :)

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  24. Kim posted on February 13, 2014 at 5:41 pm (#
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    Just made them with my kids. Easy and fun. Wait to put the Reese’s on for just a few minutes so it doesn’t get runny.

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 13th, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      I’m glad they turned out! They are so yummy! :)

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  25. Donna Howard posted on January 17, 2015 at 10:41 am (#
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    Hello! I made these last year and took them to our vet’s office and they raved and raved about how awesome they were. So making them now to take to the post office (I have to share or else!!). I can’t remember, do you use a mixer or just beat by hand?? Also, my favorite store that always has everything – Target – didn’t have the peanut butter hearts!! Ugh. But I remember someone saying they had some (not Dove of course) at the dollar store that worked well – so yes, I did that!! Thanks for all your yummy things!!

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  26. debbie posted on January 31, 2015 at 2:59 pm (#
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    I am making the reeses peanut butter cookies. Didn’t realize it salled for a pkg of reeses peanut butter cups. Just looked at picture and saw hearts on top. So i purchased the dove all chocolate hearts. So i still place the solide chocolate heart on them and put back in for a bit so that it melts ever so slightly as if i was using the hersheys kisses?
    And the recipe calls for white sugar and brown sugar. Says to mix peanut butter and sugar together but doesn’t mention addind the brown sugar. I assume i have to add thst as well. 

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 2nd, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Hi Debbie! Yes, add the brown sugar at the same at the white sugar! :)

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  27. Laurie posted on February 4, 2015 at 4:47 pm (#
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    Are these gluten-free?  If that is a stupid question, I’m sorry.  I was searching for gluten free recipes for a party at a school and some kids are gluten-free when this recipe popped up!  Just checking! Thanks!

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 20th, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Laurie! I’m not sure if these are gluten free. I don’t think peanut butter cups are gluten free, but the other ingredients sound like the might be! :)

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  28. Margo posted on February 9, 2015 at 3:20 pm (#
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    Your instructions say put Reese’s peanut butter cups on top of cookie….I’m a little confused because the picture shows chocolate hearts. Sorry if this appears to be a silly question, but I am a visual person and need exact instructions. Thank You and Have a Blessed Day :)

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  29. Pat Hutchens posted on February 10, 2015 at 9:39 am (#
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    how many does it make, so I’ll know how many hearts I need?

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 20th, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Hi Pat! I cannot remember exactly how many this recipe made, but most of my cookies are around 2 dozen. :)

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  30. toni posted on February 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm (#
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    Disappointed. Loved idea of PB Reece’s on top of these for V-Day When pinteest posted these a few weeks ago. bought candy. !0:15 A.M. here. I have been up all night making valentines for grandsons and went to make a batch of these to send to Ca. to arrive on time. Got all ingredients out but wait! No Butter? No flour? Undoubtedly something is missing and for me it is ingredients. If not done this morning it will be too late. Should I have checked earlier yes I guess but printed and save for this occasion. Surely they will have it corrected at site. So… turn on computer go to site. Guess what? NOT.
    I’m tired and I’m weary and now my timely plan is shot!

    Toni Swanson

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  31. Daisy posted on February 12, 2015 at 9:22 pm (#
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    I made these and they came out way too greasy. Not a fan. 

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