Reese’s Peanut Butter Minis Cookie Recipe

xmas 2011-120In the spirit of the season some online friends asked if I want to be apart of a cookie exchange. Living all over the country, the thought of receiving cookies from a far away place sounded fun and festive. Alison Buckley from was my baker.  When her chocolate chip cookies arrived, what a joy. But wait, they were slightly different from the tried and true Nestle Toll House recipe. Studying her ingredients, I realized her dough was marvelous. Not too sweet – not to bland.  It could carry any super sweet ingredient stupendously.

As our holiday timing would have it, the middle man was hankering for Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Chip cookies. I cringed at mixing those with that Toll House number, but Alison’s recipe would be delectable. Thank you Alison – here it is!

Mini Reese Cookies-180

Here is how we did it. 3/4 cup butter (a stick and a half)

Mini Reese Cookies-181

The sugars.

Mini Reese Cookies-182

Whip them together.

Mini Reese Cookies-184

Add 2 tsp. of vanilla and one egg.

Mini Reese Cookies-187

Scrape down your sides.

Mini Reese Cookies-190

Whip it good.

Mini Reese Cookies-192

Here come the dry ingredients, 2 cups flour.

Mini Reese Cookies-193

2 tsp. cornstarch

Mini Reese Cookies-194

1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. baking soda

Mini Reese Cookies-196

Stir to incorporate all the dry ingredients.

Mini Reese Cookies-203

Add the dry to the wet ingredients.

Mini Reese Cookies-205

Stir nicely, but not too much. Over mixing flour makes for tough cookies.

Mini Reese Cookies-206

Grab your scooper or teaspoon and make your drop cookies.

Mini Reese Cookies-210

Now is time for the candy

Mini Reese Cookies-213

Be sure to push the candies down into the dough so they don’t fall off the cookie while baking.

Mini Reese Cookies-220

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degree F. Until slightly golden brown.

Mini Reese Cookies-256

Let cool and enjoy. On a cookie candy tasting note you could also substitute M&M’s or Peanut M&M’s.


Reese's Peanut Butter Minis Cookie Recipe
  • ¾ cup softened Butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Reese's Mini peanut Butter Cups or similar candy.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Cream together butter and sugars.
  2. Add egg and vanilla; blend well.
  3. Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Drop dough on cookie sheet and add your candies. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden.


  1. just had to pin this. LOVE me some cookies and anything with peanut butter cups is an A+ in my book!
    Rory, Chocolate Hair / Vanilla Care recent posted..Yarn Twist-Out

  2. I just found your blog, and I am so glad to be here! 🙂 I love the great pictures you use on your recipe posts. You have inspired me to go back to some more cooking and posting of my own. Also, I can’t wait to try these cookies, the boys in my house will love them!
    Courtney recent posted..Thankful on Thurdays (The Friday Edition) – Orchids and Lilies

  3. I made these. They are amazing! Super fast and easy. The more pb cups in each cookie the better. thanks Kathleen.

  4. Just saw this post! Was worried the cookies didn’t make it – so glad you enjoyed and thanks for sharing with others!

    Cheers, AB
    Alison Buckley recent posted..Motherhood – a cup of coffee all on its own

Speak Your Mind


Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge