Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Sandwich Cookies

chocolate peanut butter reese's sandwich cookies recipe

Who else has been singing Christmas songs at the top of their lungs and annoying everyone in a 5 mile radius for the past month?

Oh? Just me? Huh.

Well, I am ready, you guys. Ready for Christmas. Ready for presents. Ready for fudge. Ready for the Christmas ham. Ready for the creepy Elf on the Shelf to come and do creepy things while we’re sleeping.

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But, most of all? I’m ready for cookies.


I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you a fun Reese’s and Kisses themed blog party! We all got together (virtually, of course) to create delicious Reese’s treats for the holidays! I went straight for the cookies, obviously.

Be sure to click around to check out all of their amazing recipes!

These are my absolute favorite chocolate cookie base studded with Reese’s chips. The cookies are soft and perfectly chocolate. The bites of Reese’s chips add just the right amount of salty peanut butter flavor. But then? I went and sandwiched an entire Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup between two of the chocolate cookies to make the most crazy town cookie yet.

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I thought I was being very original here, but apparently my buddy Shelly beat me to it. She always has the good ideas before me. I would hate her if I didn’t love her.

Anyway, if two cookies plus a Reese’s cup is too much for your delicate sensibilities (you sissy la la!), go ahead and just chop the Reese’s cups into small pieces and mix them into the batter with the chips. Seriously. So good!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese's Sandwich Cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee (optional)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup Reese's peanut butter chips
8 Reese's peanut butter cups (full size)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat to combine. Stir in the peanut butter chips.
Use a medium cookie scoop to drop balls of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Gently flatten the balls with your hands or the bottom of a glass. The dough doesn't spread much, so flatten them to about the size of a Reese's.
Bake for 8 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
Cool for another 5 minutes. Flip half of the cookies over and top with a Reese's peanut butter cup. Place the remaining cookies on top. The warmth from the cookies should just slightly melt the peanut butter cup to make them stick together. Allow to cool completely.

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32 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Reese’s Sandwich Cookies”

  1. Belinda@themoonblushbaker December 2, 2013 @ 6:07 am (#

    I am crazy ready for Christmas too! I have already made 4 batches of different cookies.

    Your cookies are so dreamy


  2. Jennie @themessybakerblog December 2, 2013 @ 8:22 am (#

    These look bonkers amazeballs good. I’ve been watching Christmas movies nonstop since Friday. Pinning!


  3. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet December 2, 2013 @ 9:46 am (#

    I bet these cookies are DELISH!


  4. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor December 2, 2013 @ 11:54 am (#

    I need to make these ASAP. Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite combinations and these would be perfect for holiday events. Pinned to my cookies board!


  5. A Life From Scratch December 2, 2013 @ 12:49 pm (#

    I have no words for how absolutely awesome these look…..!!!


  6. simple green moms December 2, 2013 @ 12:52 pm (#

    O00000000-M-G these look fabulous! Will have to make asap =)


  7. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough December 2, 2013 @ 1:00 pm (#

    The first thing I said when I saw these was “HOLY CRAP” and then the second thing was “GIMMEEE.” Obviously I’m very classy around these cookies. :) They look amazing!


  8. Ashley | CenterCutCook December 2, 2013 @ 2:15 pm (#

    This is one of those moments where I’d give anything to be able to eat through the computer screen!


  9. Renee @Two in the Kitchen December 2, 2013 @ 2:50 pm (#

    These cookies are oozing with everything I love in life! Peanut butter, chocolate and caramel!!!! Oh yeah! Sign me up!!!!

    I love your blog party too!! I’m off to go check out some more of those great looking peanut butter treats!!


  10. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction December 2, 2013 @ 2:51 pm (#

    Amazing! This is my kind of cookie sandwich!


  11. Jocelyn@ BruCrew Life December 2, 2013 @ 3:19 pm (#

    I love your crazy cookie baking self! These look so amazing…I wish we had baked in real life so I could stuff my face with these!!!


  12. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 2, 2013 @ 4:16 pm (#

    These look totally perfect! Love it!


  13. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts December 2, 2013 @ 5:51 pm (#

    uummmm, can I have four please!?


  14. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) December 2, 2013 @ 5:59 pm (#


    and holy droolmonster I am just like gaga over these cookies. Perfect perfect gooey deliciousness!


  15. Mimi @ Culinary Couture December 2, 2013 @ 6:06 pm (#

    No words. I’m speechless.


  16. Joanne December 2, 2013 @ 7:34 pm (#

    Let’s be honest. The best kinds of treats are Reese’s treats. This is definitely my favorite day of the week. And it’s only Monday.


  17. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl December 2, 2013 @ 9:18 pm (#

    Yes, I’ll take a dozen, please.


  18. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 2, 2013 @ 10:26 pm (#

    Be still my cookie loving heart! Delicious!


  19. Wedding Cookie Cutters December 3, 2013 @ 5:42 am (#

    My husband loves peanut …and he is a fan of peanut recipes..this is definitely the meal for him.


  20. Becki's Whole Life December 3, 2013 @ 6:46 am (#

    I am ready for Christmas, too. Especially for Christmas cookies with chocolate and peanut butter – yum!!


  21. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet December 3, 2013 @ 10:30 am (#

    These look insane! I need a dozen!


  22. Luli December 3, 2013 @ 7:29 pm (#

    I must be blind but, what is the filling of the cookie? I see the peanut butter cup and then is it surrounded by caramel, dulce de leche? I don’t see that in the recipe. Thank you for your time!


    • Karly replied: — December 3rd, 2013 @ 10:35 pm


      Hi Luli!

      The only filling is the peanut butter. There isn’t anything else between the two cookies. :)


      • Luli replied: — December 4th, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

        Oh wow, do they really melt like that? That’s dreamy 😮


  23. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 3, 2013 @ 8:38 pm (#

    OMG. Just….OMG.


  24. marcie December 3, 2013 @ 11:02 pm (#

    These look so insanely good!! Chocolate peanut butter heaven. :)


  25. carrian December 4, 2013 @ 5:52 pm (#

    I just want to shove them all in my face. The end.


  26. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures December 6, 2013 @ 9:06 am (#

    That is a serious sandwich cookie! Yum!


  27. vadeem @vadeem April 11, 2014 @ 4:18 pm (#

    This is wonderful, something to make over the weekend for sure.


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