REESE Spreads Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


By now you know how much I love baking cookies with my daughter. It’s one of our favorite mother/daughter activities. Along the years, we developed a system: I prepare the dough and she creates the shapes. We have an array of cookie cutters and she loves coming up with new ways of using them. She has such a blast that she invites her friends for baking play dates. They pretend to be on a cooking show. It’s so much fun to watch those little hands creating!

For her last playdate, she decided to bake cookies with REESE Spreads! Her friends heard so many great things about it that they wanted to give them a try (and who wouldn’t? The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is heavenly). So we made the following REESE Spreads chocolate peanut butter cookies! And Oh My!! They are soft, chewy, and delectable. Everything you want in a delicious cookie!

REESE Spreads Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies



  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of melted margarine
  • 1 TBSP of hot water
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 3/4 cup of baking flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of REESE Spreads, melted in the microwave
  • Sprinkles for decoration: optional
  • Cookie cutters. We used a snowman, a snowflake and fun dog shaped ones.


Make it

  • In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar, water and margarine until well blended
  • Add the eggs and mix well
  • Add the dry ingredients (except REESE Spreads)
  • Mix well until you form a dough. Add flour if needed!
  • Separate the dough into 2 bowls!
  • Add REESE Spreads to one bowl and mix well! Now that you have 2 bowls (one with White dough and one with REESE Spreads cookie dough), unleash the creativity (as shown in the picture below)


  • Bake the larger cookies for about 8 minutes at 350F
  • Bake the smaller ones for about 5 minutes. Add one minute if they are not enough baked.
  • Let them cool


  • Coat few (or all if you wish) cookies with REESE Spreads and top with Sprinkles.
  • Voilà

My daughter and her friends wanted to create cookies with the 2 doughs to make a nice colorful design. Honestly, I was impressed with their creations! They took it to heart and they had fun creating different designs, shapes, etc! Take a look at their creations!


They were so proud and the cookies were just perfect! Chewy and delicious. Adding REESE Spreads to both the dough and on top was a great idea.

These cookies make cute handmade gift ideas for family, friends, and teachers. You can give them alone or along with our No-Bake White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups or our Peanut Butter Chocolate Madeleine. Just layer them in a festive tin, wrap with a bow and you’re done!

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Do you have a favorite cookie recipe that would taste better with REESE Spreads? Tell us about it in the comments!

Disclosure: Although this post has been sponsored by Hershey Canada as part of the Golden Spoon Recipe Series, all opinions are my own.


48 thoughts on “REESE Spreads Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. Who needs a cookie to put this spread on? It looks like something I would eat straight out of the jar! I do have a sugar cookie recipe that would be amazing with this spread though. :)

  2. I love to eat this stuff right out of the jar, i bet it is amazing in these cookies. I have to add these to this years baking list forsure!

  3. What a fun twist to peanut butter cookies! I have some in the cupboard now and may have to give these a try tomorrow!

  4. Ann E Bacciaglia

    After reading this post, I need to go buy some Reese spread and make some cookies. Adding to my grocery list :)

  5. Jeanine @

    These look great! I wouldn’t even think to use spreads for cookies! Such a great idea! These look great!

  6. I want these now! I think my whole family would enjoy them. I’ve been in the mood to do some baking, so this may just be what I make.

  7. I love baking with my daughter too and I think it’s sweet. She loves peanut butter but haven’t tried using Reese’s in a recipe. Maybe we will soon! :) And oh, I have a lot of cookie cutters but never thought of using them to actually cut/shape cookies. Haha. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. Rozilyn Branch Cool

    Such a brilliant idea, never thought of mixing the two colors of dough. How creative and delicious! Peanut butter is such a favorite and classic, can’t wait to try.

  9. Those look really good. I love the taste of Reese’s, so I’m sure I’ll love these. I need to make some for my husband and girls!

  10. Ok, Resse’s are probably my favorite candy ever! I don’t think there is any cookie recipe that couldn’t benefit from Reese’s spread! I love this idea and am definitely going to get a jar and make some of these!

  11. These sound SO GOOD!!! I cannot wait to try these this weekend – they look incredible and I love the swirled look they have. So smart – and who could resist Reeses?!

  12. These look so delicious! I love the idea of mixing the two – they look really pretty also! I absolutely LOVE Reeses! My absolute favorite!

  13. I Love Reese Spread It’s Delicious So I Can Imagine How Yummy This Recipe For Cookies Is Going To Be! I Will Be Making With My Girls Thank You So Much!!

  14. Christina Aliperti

    These are so cute and they look and sound yummy. I love Reese spreads, they are so good with a spoon right out of the jar!

  15. Christina Richard

    Oh how much we love Reese’s peanut butter anything in this house. I would to try thumb print cookies with that spread in the middle. I will be experimenting with this, i never thought to use this to bake.

  16. I am adding Reese’s Spreads to my shopping list right now. It looks so good and these cookies will get gobbled right up in my house!

  17. I could add peanut butter and chocolate to everything, and those spreads make that task even easier! I haven’t tried them yet, but I already know I’m going to love them.

  18. How yummy! Reese’s spreads are delicious. We’ve been buying them ever since Reese’s came out with them. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

  19. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    Those cookies look delicious. We use Reese’s spreads all the time, but I’ve never tried to make anything with them. I can’t wait to try this.

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