Josh’s Reese’s Pieces cookies


My husband and I disagree.


About cookies.  


He’s a fan of sugary, candy-loaded varieties, with no unusual flavors.  I am the opposite.


So I decided to make some Josh cookies.  He’s been trying to get me to for a while.


Every day at work he buys one of these peanut butter Reese’s pieces cookies.  They’re greasy, and heavy, and never soft by the time he brings them home.  He tells me they’re perfect when he buys them.  With not having much to base this on, I made him Reese’s pieces cookies.

I’ve been working on this recipe for quite a while and every time, he says it needs more peanut butter.   This time I think I finally got it right.


I do cringe at using Reese’s pieces.  When I read the ingredient list, I get nervous.  There are things in these candies I don’t understand nor do I care to.  However I have yet to find a natural/organic substitute.  So if you know of one let me in on it.  Please.


Either way, these cookies are good.  They’re soft and fresh from the oven with a glass of milk they are amazing.  There is just enough peanut butter to make them extra moist, and the candies get slightly soft in the baking process.  They are good.  And husband approved.


I would like to apologize for the lack of pictures in this post.  Next time I make these I will add more.  I promise.


You can change this recipe up a bit if you like.  Switching out half of the candies for chocolate chips is a good option.  I also like the tiniest pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg.  That’s not on the husband approved list.  Either way, this is one great cookie.


Rosie wants one too, sadly for her; she did not get her way.



Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies


Makes 24 cookies





1 1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter + 1tblsp, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

4 tablespoons peanut butter

1 cup Reese’s pieces





1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a small bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt.


2.  In a mixer using the paddle attachment beat butter on medium until fluffy approximately 2 minutes.  Add brown and white sugar and beat another 2 minutes.  Add egg, vanilla and peanut butter.  Mix until well incorporated.  Scrape down bowl and mix again.  Add Reese’s pieces and mix briefly until well incorporated.  The paddle from the mixer will break the candies just slightly.


3.  Using a cookie scoop drop cookies onto cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes.  Cookies are done when they look slightly under baked.  Allow to cool on cookie sheets.

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