Reese’s 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 ... so cute and yummy!


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Reese's peanut butter cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Reese's peanut butter cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 30
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Reese's peanut butter cookies - So delicious and the perfect treat for a peanut butter lover! 



  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar (for rolling the dough in)
  • 12 oz Reese's peanut butter cups (1 package)


  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 Reese's peanut butter cup on top of the cookies after you remove them from the oven.

  4. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!

Nutrition Facts
Reese's peanut butter cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 208mg 9%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 23g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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


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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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51 comments on “Reese’s peanut butter cookies”

  1. These look delicious Jamielyn! My husband LOVES peanut butter cookies, I just piked up a bag of those Reese’s hearts!

  2. Wow! They look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  3. Perfect for Vals … looks delicious and oh so sweet.

  4. 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.

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

  6. They look adorable! Although I’ve always loved peanut butter cookies, I bet this makes them even better…

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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 :)

  11. These cookies look so yum .

  12. 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!

  13. 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 :)

  14. 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!

  15. 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?

  16. Is there any flour in this recipe?

  17. Perfect for Valentine’s Day! My kids will <3 these!

  18. Do you put the peanut butter hearts on at the end or do they get “baked”? Melty?

    • 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! :)

  19. 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?

  20. 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!

  21. Totally making these for my husband’s office this week! YUM! Do you know how many this recipe yields?

  22. My reeses melted all over. So bummed!

  23. Is it 1/12 cups of sugar with the peanut butter and then another 1/2. Cup to roll them in?

  24. 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.

  25. 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!!

  26. 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. 

  27. 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!

    • 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! :)

  28. 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 :)

  29. how many does it make, so I’ll know how many hearts I need?

  30. I made these and they came out way too greasy. Not a fan. 

  31. Barbara Picahrdo Reply

    Would love to make these for Valentine’s Day! Is the recipe made without flour or was this an accidental omission? If so, how much flour should be used? Many thanks. Barbara

  32. No flour really? Or is that a mistake?

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