Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy, not too sweet, Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies make a perfect snack. The mix of Reese’s Pieces with chocolate chips gives these cookies just the right amount of satisfying chocolate and peanut butter. This recipe uses only one bowl to mix the dough, making clean-up easier.

 

Pile of three Reese's Pieces Chocolate Chip cookies.

These cookies will quickly become a family favourite. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes these cookies a perfect treat any day of the week.

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Ingredients For Reese’s Pieces Cookies

This recipe for Reese’s Chocolate Chip Cookies as a total of 11 ingredients.

  • Butter flavoured shortening. We use Golden Crisco but we have also used butter with good results. We prefer the shortening because it has less water content.
  • Brown sugar.
  • White sugar.
  • Eggs.
  • Vanilla Extract.
  • All-purpose flour.
  • Cornstarch. The addition of cornstarch helps keep the cookies soft.
  • Baking soda.
  • Reese’s Pieces baking chips.
  • Mini chocolate chips.

Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer To Make Cookies

For mixing the dough, you can use a stand mixer but I prefer to use a hand mixer. Why? A stand mixer does the work for you, so yes, it is easier. But when I use my stand mixer, I find that because it does the work for me, I tend to overbeat the shortening and sugars. And overbeating leads to a crispy cookie. These cookies are meant to be soft and chewy. The creaming process of the shortening and sugars should only be 2-3 minutes. Stop beating when the mixture is creamy and just a little grainy.

Chilling The Dough Is A Must For These Cookies

The dough for these cookies has to be chilled for at least 2 hours so these cookies are not spur-of-moment cookies, but the wait is definitely worth it. If the dough isn’t chilled before baking, the cookie will spread too much and become thin and crispy. If that is how you prefer your cookies, then you can skip the chilling process.

To make these cookies thick, rolling the dough into a cylinder as opposed to a ball, and placing it on an end, makes the cookies thicker. This process helps the cookie to stay thick and there is less spreading.

Chilled Reese's Pieces Cookie Dough

Freezing The Dough For Later

The dough can also be rolled into balls and frozen for later use. Once the dough balls are formed, you can freeze them on a plate or cookie sheet. Once frozen, store in an air-tight container or freezer bag. Just remove the number of cookies you want from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before baking.

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Reese's Pieces Cookies

Reese's Pieces Cookies

Stacy
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 18 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup Crisco Golden shortening
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cups Reese's Pieces baking pieces
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Using a hand mixer on low speed, cream shortening and sugars together in a large bowl.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and beat on low until just combined.
  • Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and mix until flour is just incorporated.
  • Fold in Reese's pieces and chocolate chips.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
  • Remove dough from fridge and let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat
  • Roll dough into 18 even balls and place on prepared pans
  • Bake 12-16 minutes. Cookies will still look a little wet in the middle
  • Cool on racks. Then store in airtight containers
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