Reeses Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies Print Recipe Print Recipe

Note: this was posted before becoming a gluten-free blog. Contains gluten.

Don’t be fooled. This is not your typical chocolate chip cookie.

It’s where I put my leftover candy.


Peanut Butter.


These almost didn’t make it into the oven. The cookie dough alone won be over.



I was inspired by Jenny over at the Picky Palate, whom I call the “cookie within a cookie” queen. From brownies to Kit Kat bars to s’mores – there isn’t anything she can’t bake into a cookie, really. Remember this? That idea came from her as well. I know, I love her too.

My husband liked the mini cups, but if I were to do this again, I would use the regular sized Reeses Peanut Butter cups, that way you get more of the peanut butter.

Reeses Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

{Recipe from Picky Palate}


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Reeses Peanut Butter cups


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheets(s) with parchment paper and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars until well combined.  Add eggs – one at a time and then vanilla, mix until well combined.

Mix together flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Carefully add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix in the chocolate chips. Take one scoop of cookie dough, place Reeses peanut butter cup on top and then take a second scoop of cookie dough and place on top of the Reeses. Press the cookie dough together, sealing the edges and then carefully mold into a ball.

Bake 9-13 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Enjoy!

{Created/Photographed by With Style and Grace}

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  • Bryn

    Yum! Can’t wait to make these. We made some with snickers in the middle around Christmas. Also very enjoyable.

  • Melanie Frazier

    I have scoured through your blog for the past 30 minutes & l.o.v.e. it. Thank you for original posts, yummy recipes, & great ideas!

  • Jenny

    YUM!! My two favorite things in one.

  • Sara Cook

    Am! I tweeted a recipe for these last week and have been dying to make them. Peanut Butter cups are my favorite!

  • Mareike

    What a lovely blog.
    You wrote so nice about the wedding of your friend.

  • jenn mil.ler

    i need these…now lol

  • ann

    MMMM … i think Milk & Mode might be your soul sister from another mother (do you know her blog … yum)

    Holier than Now

  • Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.

    These cookies look so moist and gooey, that’s my type of cookie! I must try these!

  • {eclat} event design

    This looks too delicious!! I can’t wait to try it!

    You have a beautiful blog!

    Laura xo

  • Naomi

    Yup trying these too….

  • Jackiefo

    OH.MY.GOD. Drooling….must make these STAT. Beautiful photos, too!!

  • Teri

    Love your blog. You and it are sooooo cute!!

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  • Cariann

    Amazing!!! Might be heading to the store right now to get the supplies to make these…. Yummmm!

  • vivien @ the eclectic life

    LISA! These cookies look amazing! My husband I just recently started a 10 day detox and when we attended a friend’s birthday party, they were serving cookies with Reeces, Snickers and Rolos baked in the middle similar to your yummy cookies here. *sigh* I know it’s bad if I have one right off the diet but…..I’m not sure if I have the willpower to fight it!

  • lorie

    I’m obsessed. SOOOooo good. Even good with Yorks ( I ran out of PB cups) and I even tried with a square of dark chocolate-YUM.

    such a good recipe, def. a new fav.

  • Melissa

    You’re making me regret giving up chocolate for Lent!!!

  • Cathy

    These look so good. Peanut butter cups are my favorite.

  • katie rand

    this looks so yummy! 🙂

  • Hillary

    How many cookies does this recipe make?

  • With Style and Grace

    depends on the size, but I’d say anywhere from 20-30 cookies.

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  • SDuncan

    gluten free version??

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  • Jillybean477

    These are also fun to do in a mini muffin tin, put the ball of dough in first, then press the Reese’s in. You can see the Reese’s and the dough curls around it as it bakes.

  • pat

    yummy… l want to make these

  • Jessequejames08

    they r great thanks for the idea 

  • Chickybf50

    making these right now, not sure how they will come out, since i didn’t follow the directions above…i used the recipe on the chocolate chip bag  :/
    we will see…thank you for the great idea though 😀

  • Christina C

    Hi, can I get the recipe in metrics measurement by any chance? Cheers.

  • Amy-Lynn Vanacore

    These were amazing!!!

  • Denise

    are they soft or hard?