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The Best Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

These are the best peanut butter cookies ever! Thick, chewy and studded with peanut butter chips and mini Reese's candies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 170kcal


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 2/3 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1/3 cup Reese's Mini Pieces Peanut Butter Candy
  • 1/2 tsp coarse kosher sea salt for sprinkling tops (optional)


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add sugars and mix until combined.
  • With mixing speed on low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. With mixing speed on low, gradually add dry ingredients, mixing until combined. Fold in peanut butter chips and Reese's Pieces. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Using a standard size cookie scoop, form balls of dough, then roll in sugar and place onto prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle tops with a pinch of coarse kosher sea salt, if desired.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10-11 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on the baking sheets for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely, about 7-10 minutes.


* I personally use Skippy Natural Creamy peanut butter.
- I prefer these without any chocolate in them. However, you can easily add or swap peanut butter chips for chocolate chips and Reese's pieces for chopped peanut butter cups.


Serving: 30serving | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg