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.
Keyword Cookies, peanut butter, Reese's
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 24minutes
Cooling Time 30minutes
Total Time 1hour14minutes
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!
2 ½cupsall-purpose flour
1cupunsalted butter,at room temp
¼cupvegetable shortening, at room temp
1cuplight brown sugar
¾cupmini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
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.