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Peanut Butter- Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with REESES PB Cups

If you haven’t met Jenny and her Picky Palate blog yet, you should make it a point to do so. Jenny is a genius. Specifically, she’s a cookie genius. Jenny has been stuffing her chocolate chip cookies with things like Oreos and Brownies. Her stuffed cookies have taken the internet by storm and have inspired home cooks everywhere to experiment with their cookie baking. That’s what makes reading food blogs so fun- discovering the unexpected!

Inspired by my friend Jenny, I’ve been stuffing my cookies too. Most recently, I whipped up a batch of Reeses-Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. But I don’t know whether to love Jenny or hate her. My family cannot stop eating these, despite our extreme efforts to eat healthy these past few months!

Here’s the how-to:

One heaping Tablespoon of dough…

…smashed down with the criss-cross of a fork…

…topped with a full-sized Reeses Peanut Butter Cup…

…and another big scoop of dough on top of that!

Use your fork to criss-cross the top and smoosh everything down a bit…

…then sprinkle a few additional chocolate chips on top to make everything look pretty.

These 4 to 5-inch bad-boys bake up in about 12 minutes.

They’re a tender cookie (not crunchy, but certainly not cakey), and when you bite into one… you’ll most certainly discover the surprise of the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup baked inside.

I hope you like milk… you’ll need quite a few swigs of it to wash down all of this decadence.

We don’t often swoon much over cookies at our house, but my family went nuts over these. I wish I could remember the word that my husband used to describe them… “unbelievable,” maybe.  No… it was a much bigger word, but it has escaped me for the moment. Perhaps he’ll comment below and let us know :)

Thanks to Jenny for big-time inspiration to create these cookies!

This recipe can be found here: Reeses-Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Other stuffed cookie recipes you might like… on the blogs:
Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies by Picky Palate
Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies by Picky Palate
Chocolate Chip-Stuffed Cookies by Technicolor Kitchen
Rolo-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies by My Baking Addiction
Caramel-Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies by The Cooking Photographer

76 Responses to “Peanut Butter- Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with REESES PB Cups”

  1. postedFeb 16, 2011 3:39 AM

    Oh my gosh… yes, yes, yes! These are SO right!!

  2. postedFeb 16, 2011 4:11 AM

    These beauties are making my mouth water. And I haven’t even had breakfast yet.

  3. postedFeb 16, 2011 4:19 AM

    Great idea! Can’t wait to try these. Heading over to Jenny’s site right now for more exciting inspiration. Thanks for pointing her out!

  4. postedFeb 16, 2011 4:20 AM
    Blog New Black

    DROOOOOOOOOOL!

  5. postedFeb 16, 2011 4:42 AM
    The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    Um wow. We have no words. Ok yes we do…AMAZING.

  6. postedFeb 16, 2011 5:25 AM

    OMG. That looks fabulous. Marching on over to Jenny’s now to see what else she has to tempt!

  7. postedFeb 16, 2011 5:54 AM

    Those cookies look delicious! But reading about them first thing in the morning was probably not a good idea…Now I need to eat something sweet! Thanks for sharing.

  8. postedFeb 16, 2011 5:54 AM

    Oh my goodness, these have my name written all over them!

  9. postedFeb 16, 2011 6:34 AM

    These look like so much fun, Lori! I have been loving Jenny’s stuffed cookies, and peanut butter cups are one of my favorites. LOVE.

  10. postedFeb 16, 2011 6:35 AM

    *swoon*. Love you both!

  11. postedFeb 16, 2011 6:52 AM

    You’ve done them well Lori! xoxo Thanks for your sweet words :) See you in a few hours!

  12. postedFeb 16, 2011 6:52 AM

    I am always up for cookies and these look amazing!

  13. postedFeb 16, 2011 6:56 AM

    I’ve been holding out on making stuffed cookies for as long as possible, I know I am going to eat all of them! These look incredible!

  14. postedFeb 16, 2011 6:58 AM

    Oh my gosh, you are a brilliant! PB + Chocolate + Buttery cookie? Sign me up!

  15. postedFeb 16, 2011 7:11 AM
    Mr. Recipe Girl

    I believe the word was, “phe-nom-enal.” Or, “un-friggin’-believable…”

    Yum…Big Time!

  16. postedFeb 16, 2011 7:21 AM

    Yum! I’ve learned there are just so many things you could stuff a ccc with. ;)

  17. postedFeb 16, 2011 7:21 AM

    Oh my gosh. YOU are a genius, though I agree that PP has some rockin’ cookie recipes. This, however, makes me swoon.

  18. postedFeb 16, 2011 7:45 AM

    Oh…my…god…I have no words. These look amazing!

  19. postedFeb 16, 2011 8:13 AM

    Killing. Me. Stop.

  20. postedFeb 16, 2011 8:13 AM

    Just stumbled this! Wish I could click the I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT button!!!!! :)

    • February 16th, 2011 @ 7:57 PM

      @Amanda, Admittedly, I thought of you as I wrote this post too. I thought… Amanda would have ordered this cookie if it had been featured at a NYC bakery ;)

  21. postedFeb 16, 2011 9:00 AM
    Tracey

    These are outrageous! Frankly, I could seriously eat them w/o baking. Just sayin.

  22. postedFeb 16, 2011 9:02 AM

    Okay, so here’s what I’m thinking– Me, you, those cookies, maybe a big cup of hot cocoa, and sweat pants.

    What do you say?

  23. postedFeb 16, 2011 9:28 AM

    Holy crap these look amazing! I have already sent the link out to my family and I will be making these ASAP!

  24. postedFeb 16, 2011 9:59 AM
    Wenderly

    I don’t think that I shall sleep until I get to wrap my lips around one (who am I kidding about a dozen) of those gorgeous Reese Peanut Butter cup filled cookies. *Le sigh*

  25. postedFeb 16, 2011 10:23 AM

    WOW… that’s all I’m gonna say!

  26. postedFeb 16, 2011 10:51 AM

    Love this idea! Delicious!!

  27. postedFeb 16, 2011 3:07 PM
  28. postedFeb 16, 2011 3:50 PM
    Terri

    I hate to even think about the calories in one cookie! Looks too good!

  29. postedFeb 16, 2011 4:07 PM
    MICHELLE JONES

    hmmm…these should come with a licence! SO yummy! Dare I try to make them…

  30. postedFeb 16, 2011 4:30 PM

    Although I’m allergic to peanuts, I bet my hubby would love these!

  31. postedFeb 16, 2011 6:27 PM

    Now that I’ve started stuffing cookies, I’m never going to stop. These look fantastic!

  32. postedFeb 16, 2011 9:13 PM

    Wowzers! After all these stuffed cookies, you have me convinced…I simply MUST try it ASAP!

  33. postedFeb 16, 2011 10:21 PM
    Susie

    Those look sinful, but send me some, please!!!

  34. postedFeb 17, 2011 1:01 AM
    Ari

    this cookies are incredible, I love chocolate!!!!

  35. postedFeb 17, 2011 1:08 AM

    MY OH MY would I love to have one of those cookies… or two ;)

  36. postedFeb 17, 2011 3:57 AM

    OMG Lori. 4-5 inch!? My kids would LOVE these, and with a full sized PB cup!

  37. postedFeb 17, 2011 5:11 AM

    OMG!
    These look so good. I must try these especially since i love peanut butter cups! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

  38. postedFeb 17, 2011 8:07 AM

    These look amazing!!! Gonna have to try these!! Oh and, you and Mr. Recipe Girl are adorable :o)!!

  39. postedFeb 17, 2011 8:42 AM

    I try to eat healthy on my cooking blog, but I DO make exceptions :) Especially for cookies – these are phenomenal! Thanks Jenny and Recipe Girl for sharing with the world!

    • February 17th, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

      @Priscilla, yep, moderation is the key to being able to enjoy the occasional evil treat!

  40. postedFeb 17, 2011 8:55 AM

    Awesome idea, these look delicious! And the pictures are absolutely lovely :)

  41. postedFeb 17, 2011 12:10 PM

    wow — peanut butter, chocolate chip AND Reese’s. It is a triple threat! Looks delish!

  42. postedFeb 17, 2011 12:23 PM

    Wow those look and sound way beyond delicious. PB cups combined with cookies are THE way to go!

  43. postedFeb 17, 2011 1:40 PM

    You seriously just rocked my world. I do not say that lightly.

  44. postedFeb 17, 2011 2:16 PM

    I love Picky Palate and her stuffed cookies. I’ve tried the Oreo stuffed ones but not these. They look so good!

  45. postedFeb 17, 2011 2:29 PM

    Lori, these cookies look amazing!! And I am loving the photos too! xo

  46. postedFeb 17, 2011 4:31 PM

    LOVE these! They look unbelievable!

  47. postedFeb 17, 2011 4:45 PM

    Absolutely sinful! Can’t wait to make these. I love Reese’s peanutbutter cups & chocolate chip cookies! woo..hoo!!

  48. postedFeb 17, 2011 4:54 PM

    Oh my goodness you are evil! Why must you tempt me with my favorite candy stuffed in my favorite cookie! I must have one now :-)

  49. postedFeb 17, 2011 6:52 PM

    I’ve been wanting to try stuffing cookies, but have yet to make cookie dough to do it with. I’m going to have to try these – Hubby will absolutely adore them! My hips will surely hate me for making them and you for posting this! LOVE IT!!

  50. postedFeb 17, 2011 7:57 PM

    I tried these with a mix of Hershey chocolates and they were amazing, but my kids were a bit dismayed that they had to ‘risk’ getting a candy that they didn’t want. I think I’ll make them with Reese’s pb cups next time so no one has to take any risks. :)
    Great post, beautiful photos.

  51. postedFeb 17, 2011 8:06 PM

    these really should be illegal.

  52. postedFeb 17, 2011 9:57 PM

    I usually bookmark recipes and don’t make them until months later, but I will be making these VERY soon! I can’t think of something more delicious than this!

  53. postedFeb 18, 2011 12:36 PM
    Leslie Green

    amazing! I bet they were just perfect

  54. postedFeb 18, 2011 1:01 PM

    OMG. I can’t wait to try these! They look AMAZING!

  55. postedFeb 18, 2011 7:49 PM

    Lori, these look ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! I cannot wait to make them for my family; I am positive they will be devoured in an instant. I wanted a big glass of milk just looking at them!

  56. postedFeb 19, 2011 4:37 AM

    Anything Reese’s stuffed sounds good to me. Yum!

  57. postedFeb 19, 2011 8:21 AM
    Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition

    OMG my mouth is watering just looking at those!

  58. postedFeb 19, 2011 3:15 PM

    Oh wow these look really good! Love peanut butter cups and they must be fantastic in my favorite cookie!Gorgeous photos.

  59. postedFeb 19, 2011 3:23 PM

    I’m swooning..

  60. postedFeb 19, 2011 4:31 PM

    Wowzers! How have I been eating un-stuffed cookies all this time?

  61. postedFeb 20, 2011 8:54 AM
    Libbie Nienstedt

    Made these yesterday and brought them to a friends house for dessert. They were gobbled up! Having a glass of milk nearby is a necessity…

  62. postedFeb 20, 2011 2:14 PM

    I’m loving all the stuffed cookie recipes out there right now. My boys would especially love this one.

  63. postedFeb 20, 2011 4:59 PM

    HA! I have wanted to do these for so long. Clearly the cookie stuffing bug is everywhere–even I’m in on the gig. I love it. These look really good.

  64. postedFeb 20, 2011 6:41 PM
    Steph

    I made these yesterday and they are just ridiculously good!! I used the browned butter chocolate chip cookie dough recipe as my base…OMG!!

  65. postedFeb 21, 2011 12:37 PM

    love the idea, Lori! I just made a reeeses’s flan for a client using PB and nutella! it was soooo good!

  66. postedMar 3, 2011 5:38 PM
    Molly

    I just made these today and they are seriously SO delicious. I am always in search of a perfect cookie recipe yet I seem to be constantly unsatisfied. These, however–they are delicious and massive and chewy, with a slightly crisp edge but a soft, buttery, chewy center. The reeses really adds such a new dimension to the cookie and I will definitely be making these again. I don’t say that often!! My one suggestion would be to chill the dough before forming, seeing that actually shaping them was a bit difficult.

    • March 4th, 2011 @ 3:34 PM

      @Molly, Happy to hear they were a success!

  67. postedMar 13, 2011 5:36 AM

    I just made Nutella stuffed cookies, and now I’m on a stuffing spree too. These look awesome :)

  68. postedJul 4, 2011 11:08 AM

    I just made these today for a 4th of July picnic. Had to sneak one for a taste test and omg…UH.MAZ.ING!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe, I’m sure they will wow my friends tonight. :)

  69. postedJul 17, 2011 9:28 PM

    I made these today, for my husbands birthday, and they are incredible! To die for. He requested that in addition to the chocolate chips, I add peanut butter chips and butterscotch chips. Every one who ate one was speechless. Thanks so much!

  70. postedSep 19, 2012 12:34 PM
    Kim

    Just stuffed smores wrapped in chocolate cookie dough with my daughter over the weekend and my BF sent me this link when I sent him our pics. This will be our next “stuffing”! :-)

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