There’s nothing better than a chocolate chip cookie unless it’s these Reeses STUFFED chocolate chip cookies! Warm and gooey – eat them warm while the peanut butter cups are still melty. It’s an easy cookie recipe that takes your favorite treat to an entirely new level!
You’ll need: all-purpose flour, brown sugar, sugar, baking soda, butter, chocolate chips, snack sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, vanilla, eggs
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Chocolate and Peanut Butter
Do you remember the old Reeses Peanut Butter Cup commercial? Two people were walking along, one eating peanut butter (from the jar!) and the other eating a chocolate bar. All of a sudden the people crash into each other.
“Hey! You got chocolate in my peanut butter!”
“You got peanut butter in my chocolate!”
What innocent days those were. No one was naked, no one passed gas, made suggestive comments, or was disgusting (unless the idea of peanut butter and chocolate grosses you out). It was just a commercial.
I liked those days. I liked t.v. in those days. In fact, I enjoyed going to the store when the music was playing just soft instrumental and I didn’t feel attacked by the lyrics
These peanut butter cup stuffed chocolate chip cookies are not naughty. They are not suggestive. They are not sexy. They are just dang awful good and if you can eat just one of them you have much more will power than I do.
Tips for Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rich and buttery chocolate chip cookie dough is wrapped around a peanut butter cup (not the full sized ones but the snack sized ones that come individually wrapped in the bags).
When you bake it the peanut butter cup gets melty, the cookie inside gets chewy and the outer part gets perfectly crispy. It is really hard to wait for the cookies to cool enough to eat them – but they need time to set. After about five minutes (or ten if you are very disciplined) you bite into these things and layer after layer of flavor explodes in you mouth.
Chocolate, vanilla, butter, peanut butter….
Be sure that you have completely enclosed the peanut butter cup in the cookie dough or the candy will melt all over the place and the middle of the cookie will be empty – bereft of it’s magic…. hollow and without life… and that’s no fun.
When I made these the dough was perfect for forming around the candy – if you find that your dough is too sticky or loose then just put it in the freezer for 10 minutes or so and give it another try. Don’t grease the cookie sheets – you don’t want these to spread too much. Try silpat or parchment paper.
You are now 20 minutes away from Heaven. Ready, set, go…
More Great Cookie Recipes
- Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies – Old fashioned peanut butter cookies that are chewy and crispy! Got milk?
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Glaze – These are the ultimate chocolate chip cookies! Gooey, chocolatey – so good.
- Quadruple Chocolate Chip Cookies – Melty chips in each delicious bite.
- Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies – Lots of peanut butter flavor with gooey caramel and chocolate filling. Who could resist?
Then there’s these S’mores Stuffed Cookies from Cookie Named Desire.
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Reeses Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
This easy to make stuffed chocolate chip cookies recipe is likely going to be one of your favorites! If you want something a little different try substituting the Reeses peanut butter cups with Rolos.
If you love this recipe please give it 5 stars!
Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies… ‘Nuff Said
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet, or mix them up, dark, or milk chocolate chips
- 1 bag of snack size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, 12 oz?, there are about 40 to a package, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Unwrap the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.
- Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with the paddle attachment until smooth.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in the vanilla.
- Dissolve baking soda and salt in hot water and add to the mixture.
- Beat in flour at low speed, just until mixed then stir in chocolate chips
- Take about a teaspoon and a half of the dough (or as much as you need) and cover the unwrapped peanut butter cup with a thin layer of dough. Make sure you enclose it completely and roll it into a ball.
- Place each ball on the ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies begin to get golden and the centers are firm to the touch.
- Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.
- Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the pan.