Want a perfect, easy, and amazing recipe for your holiday cookie exchange? You’ve come to the right place! I brought these to school and they all disappeared by noon. And I had a few people request the recipe. So trust me when I say, these are amazing. The cookies are small and dense and packed with peanut butter flavor. If you don’t like Reese’s Pieces, you could always substitute peanut butter baking chips in instead.
1 large egg
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (do not use homemade or natural peanut butter; use Jif, Skippy, or similar)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 cup Reese’s Pieces
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large bowl and electric hand mixer), cream together the first 5 ingredients (through vanilla) on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, baking soda, optional salt, and mix on low speed until just incorporated, about 1 minute; don’t overmix.
3. Add the Reese’s Pieces, chocolate chips, and blend until just incorporated.
6. Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Makes a couple dozen cookies.