Giant Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies

Giant Reeses Choc Chip Cookies

Remember when I mentioned I was reading The Fault in Our Stars last week? Well between then and now I fell in love with the characters, soaked my pillow in tears, and contemplated the meaning of life. Not to mention how unbelievably thankful and appreciative the book reminded me to be of my good health and the health of my friends and family. If you haven’t read the book yet, I’d definitely recommend it. Just get ready for an emotional roller coaster. I’m going to take a few of your guys’ book recommendations and download something onto my Kindle in the next few days. I’ll be sure to let you guys know what I think about the next book!

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book. However, the same could be said about a plate of cookies and a glass of cold milk. The simple pleasures in life. I mean, sure, what girl doesn’t dream about having Lisa Vanderpump’s closet? Most days, though, I’m satisfied with enjoying much more achievable things like the intoxicating combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Recipe Rundown
Taste: If you read my blog regularly you know I am obsessed with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. For that reason these cookies are like a dream come true for me.
Texture: Thick, chewy, chunky, and soft.
Ease: Very easy. This dough is stuffed full of goodies so be sure to really pack the dough balls together so they retain their shape.
Appearance: I love how these cookies are speckled with little tidbits of bliss (peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and Reese’s Pieces).
Pros: This recipe may very well become your new favorite cookie recipe!
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? I saved half of my balls of dough for the freezer for when I’m craving these cookies next time.

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Giant Reese's Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 18 giant cookies

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup Reese's Pieces

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until very well combined, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined. On low speed gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Add the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reese's Pieces and beat until combined. You may need to do this by hand with a spatula if your mixer isn't strong enough.

Roll the dough into 1/4-cup balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten the dough balls into 1/2-inch thick disks. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are light golden brown at the edges. Place the baking sheets on cooling racks and let cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

   

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20 Responses to “Giant Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 15, 2013 at 5:49 am

    these cookies look SO SO soft! they’re my FAVORITE type of cookie and you adorned them with my favorite candy :) looking awesome, Tessa!!

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    Tieghan — March 15, 2013 at 6:08 am

    These look so soft and I love reeses pieces! I want to make these today!

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    Diane @ Vintage Zest — March 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I don’t know if this is a silly question, but since I cook for only myself, I don’t like making a huge batch of cookies for just me. I know that I can freeze cookies after they are baked. However, I would prefer to freeze a dough and then either slice and bake as I would want a cookie, or in this case use a ball for a freshly baked cookie. Do you think this would be a good recipe for freezing? If not, are there other ones that you could recommend from your recipe collection? Thanks!

    • Tessa replied: — March 15th, 2013 @ 8:01 am

      I definitely froze at least half of the balls of dough from this recipe. Most cookie dough recipes can be frozen just before they’re baked. I like to stick all the balls of dough I want to freeze on a small parchment lined baking sheet inside the freezer and freeze until the dough balls are hard. Then I’ll remove the dough balls to a resealable plastic bag. This way the dough doesn’t become stuck together in the freezer. Defrost at room temperature and bake per the recipe directions – you may need to add a minute or two to the baking time if the dough is still cold.

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    Theresa — March 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

    These look to. die. for. I love chocolate & PB together too. I will have to try these next time I’m in the mood for cookies!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — March 15, 2013 at 10:30 am

    These look soooooooooo good!

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    marcie@flavorhtemoments — March 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Now those are some cookies! I love how they’re so big and studded with all of those tasty tidbits. I’m crazy about peanut butter and chocolate, so I know I’ll be wild about these. I think freezing half of the cookie dough balls is a fabulous idea. That would keep me from eating a half dozen a day, I think!

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    Rachel (teacher-chef) — March 16, 2013 at 5:45 am

    WOW – so thick and chewey and delicious looking, I have some reece’s lovers in my family who I know will LOVE these

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — March 16, 2013 at 6:05 am

    These look incredible! I need them in my life!!

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    Mercedes — March 16, 2013 at 7:47 am

    You had me at thick, chewy, chunky and soft! These look so fabulous!

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    Laura Dembowski — March 16, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I am reading The Fault in Our Stars right now. I am already so upset by it. I’m hoping for a happy ending but not holding my breath.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — March 16, 2013 at 9:59 am

    These cookies look fanfreakingtastic!

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    Caroline — March 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    These cookies are gorgeous! The texture looks perfect. I can’t wait to make these! I read the comment about freezing the dough balls…I love doing that too! It makes it so easy to have a few freshly baked cookies anytime you want. So happy to have found your site!

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    Tracey — March 16, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting this recipe since you teased the cookies on Instagram – I can’t wait to try them!! You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter, especially when Reese’s pieces are involved :)

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    Lauren — March 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Oh my goodness these look decadent!! Absolutely must try!

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    Denise — March 18, 2013 at 12:04 am

    The cookies would be perfect for when you’re reading a book. :)) Please do try reading Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. It’s surprisingly good.

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    isabella — April 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    hey!
    if you liked the fault in our stars, you should check out the author (john green) and his brother’s (hank green) video blog! (youtube.com/vlogbrothers)
    also, i am quite looking forward to trying out this recipe tomorrow =]

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    sandy — May 23, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Made these last night! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! I was worried that they were going to be too peanut-buttery and too rich, but it really is a perfect mix! They are so pretty to look at too! I’ll be making these again for a baby shower next weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Elizabeth — August 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Just made these tonight. We all loved them here in my household! The perfect texture, perfect indulgence of chocolate, peanut butter and candies. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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    Jubee — November 11, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Hi would love to try these cookies but we have a nut allergy in our house. Could I just leave out the peanut butter or do I need to replace it with something?
    thanks, great website,

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