These Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies are big, chewy, and full of peanut butter goodness. They’re loaded with Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups.

A stack of Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies with text overlay for Pinterest

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These Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies are SO much better than the ever-popular peanut butter blossoms (the PB cookies with the Hershey Kisses pressed into them)! They’re bigger, chewer, and full of more peanut butter goodness. They’re loaded with Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups.

Cook’s Note – Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • This peanut butter cookies recipe makes about 25 large cookies. To make cookie dough scooping a little easier, I used my favorite scoop. The dough comes out perfectly portioned and the cookies are uniform in size.
  • If you’re going to make the full recipe, make sure you use a HUGE bowl! This recipe makes about 8 pounds of dough so it won’t fit in your typical large mixing bowl! It barely fits the mixing bowl of my stand mixer.
  • This peanut butter cookies recipe can easily be cut in half.
  • These Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies will keep, in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze cookie dough I recommend scooping dough onto a cookie sheet and freezing for 1 hour. Place cookie dough in a Ziploc bag until ready to bake. *Note: you’ll have to add a couple of minutes to the baking time when dough is frozen.
  • Frozen dough will keep for about 6 months in the freezer.

Peanut Butter Cookies in a stack

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Big and Chewy loaded Peanut Butter Cookies in a stack

Big and Chewy loaded Peanut Butter Cookies in a stack
5 from 7 votes

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes
25 cookies
Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies - they’re big, chewy, and full of peanut butter goodness. They're loaded with Reese’s Pieces and Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening, at room temp
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Reese's Pieces
  • ¾ cup mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  • Move oven racks to middle and lower middle positions, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and then set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer beat together the the peanut butter, butter, shortening, honey, and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well incorporated, about 30 seconds.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture and beat on low speed until fully incorporated. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the Reese's Pieces and mini peanut butter cups. 
  • Using a 4-tablespoon scoop, scoop cookie dough and place the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes, rotating pans half-way through baking.
  • DO NOT over bake the cookies! The cookies will just start to look a little golden around the edges. Remove cookies from the oven and let them sit on the baking sheets for 4-5 minutes. Then remove them from the cookie sheets and place them on a cooling rack. Cool the cookies completely, and store them in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 23g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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This Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies recipe first appeared on FFF on May 28, 2011. I recently updated the pictures for ascetic purposes. Here’s the original photo below.

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20 Comments

  1. I wish I was eating one (or two or three) of these right now!

  2. Oh my. These look heavenly! It’s only 6:30am and I’m wishing I had a plate of these to eat for breakfast!

  3. I LOVE Reese’s Pieces! YUM!

    Stumbled your post 🙂

  4. I love peanut buttery cookies with tons of PB flavor. Fantastic recipe. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  5. Christina says:

    I’m on a huge peanut butter chocolate kick right now. These would be perfect!

  6. AllieMakes! says:

    These look delish! I would like one right now!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!
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  7. Miz Helen says:

    These wonderful cookies are loaded with wonderful goodies, Yummy! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and looking forward to seeing you again!

  8. This sounds so rich and delicious. I am going to make this this weekend 😀 Thank you for sharing.

  9. My husband is all over your cookies. What a treat!

  10. Mary Bostow says:

    I LOVE how easy and delicious this is! Good idea! Looks very tasty! I am going to make this! This recipe really impresses! I really like! Thank you.

  11. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says:

    I want one dozen asap. They look so good and your kitchen must smell delicious after baking these.

  12. Yum! These are so cute! I love peanut butter cookies and adding the Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s Cups takes it over the top.

  13. Jessica Formicola says:

    I am such a peanut butter lover! These cookies have my name written all over them!

  14. YAS! I love these cookies! One of my faves!

  15. These are my All Time Favourite cookie!! Therefore I can only make them for when company is coming or I WILL eat them all on my own!!