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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.

Reeses peanut butter cookies


  • 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


  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!

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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38 Responses to “Reeses peanut butter cookies”

  1. Emily

    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.

  2. Leslie

    I can’t wait to make these! They are so adorable! I am always looking for a good recipe.

  3. Crystal

    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 :)

  4. Lynn

    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.

  5. LisaMarie

    These look so Yummy and so cute!! Reeses are Hubbys favorite!! I’ll have to try these!!

  6. Mandy Hank

    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 :)

  7. Emily W

    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!

  8. Amanda

    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 :)

  9. Meg

    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!

  10. Daveen

    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?

    • Jamielyn

      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! :)

  11. G. C.

    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?

    • Jamielyn

      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! :)

  12. Carol

    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!

    • Jamielyn

      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! :)

    • Jamielyn

      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.

  13. Kim

    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.