Soft Baked Reese’s Pieces Cookies

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If you are a fan of soft-baked cookies, these Soft Baked Reese’s Pieces Cookies can’t be beat. They are fabulously soft with plenty of chocolate and peanut butter flavor.

Reese's Pieces Cookies on a small white plate

 

Cookies don’t get any softer than these. It’s almost like eating cookie batter. A little cornstarch added to the batter helps make these cookies super soft. Plus the cornstarch helps keep the cookies a little bit thicker.

I love cookies that are loaded with chocolate chips and in this case, Reese’s Pieces. I typically add them in a 3-step process. First they get added to the batter, then I press a few more on top of each mound of dough just before I pop them in the oven. Then when I take the baking sheet out of the oven, I press a few on top of each cookie in any areas tha are lacking.

Reese's Pieces Cookies on a baking sheet

 

Soft Baked Reese’s Pieces Recipe Tips:

M&M’s can be used instead of Reese’s Pieces.

White chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips can be used instead of milk chocolate chips.

For best results, plan ahead and make the cookie dough a day in advance. At the very least, refrigerate it for at least 3 hours. This helps keep the cookies from spreading out too much.

 

These cookies are best served warm right out of the oven. Aren’t all cookies? With a tall glass of milk. They can be kept in a ziplock bag and will stay soft and fresh for at least 5 days.

 

Soft Baked Reese's Pieces Cookies on a small white plate.

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Reese's Pieces Cookies on a small white plate

Soft Baked Reese's Pieces Cookies

Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soft baked cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Refrigerate: 3 hours
Servings: 15
Calories: 305kcal
If you are a fan of soft-baked cookies, these Soft Baked Reese's Pieces Cookies can't be beat. They are fabulously soft with plenty of chocolate and peanut butter flavor.
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Reese's Pieces candies, divided

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Whisk in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined.
  • Stir in milk chocolate chips and1/2 cup of Reese's Pieces.
    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Overnight is even better.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Shape dough into balls a little bigger than a golf ball. You should get 15 to 16 cookies.
  • Press a few Reese's Pieces into the top of each dough ball.
    Bake for 11 to 12 minutes. Cookies will still look a little underdone.
    Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal

Recipe adapted from Kleinworthco.com

Reese's Pieces Cookies on a baking sheet.

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