Soft-Baked Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Quick & easy soft-baked chewy Reese’s Pieces cookies made with melted butter and an extra egg yolk! No mixer required for this easy dessert recipe!

Soft Baked Reese's Pieces Cookie Recipe.  No mixer required and easy dessert!

 Happy Friday to all of you!  How was your week?  Mine was so busy that I had to actually check what day it was as I posted this.  I’m in Boston right now with Mr. Wishes for a work conference (his job).  I work from home so I am able to tag along on all of his trips!  I had been to Boston once before (many, many years ago) but this is his first time here so we have spent some time exploring.  Being the big baseball fans that we are, we also will be taking in a game at Fenway park this weekend – so excited!

Soft Baked Reese's Pieces Cookie Recipe.  No mixer required and easy dessert!

 The preparation is SO simple for these soft-baked Reese’s Pieces cookies.  I love love love Reese’s Pieces and find any excuse to bake with them or dump them over a bowl of ice cream.  So, if you feel the same love for the Pieces that I do, you’ll love these cookies :)  There is no mixer required to make them (which I love because that means easier clean up and less hassle!)– all that you need is two bowls , stirring the ingredients together, and popping them in the oven!  Whatever you do, don’t skip the step of chilling the dough before you bake them – plan ahead so these babies come out perfectly!  

Soft-Baked Reeses Pieces Cookies

Prep Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15

Total Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes

Yield: 16 cookies

Quick & easy soft-baked chewy Reese's Pieces cookies made with melted butter and an extra egg yolk! No mixer required for this easy dessert recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, spoon & leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk (it's best if you use room temperature eggs!)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Reese's Pieces

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until no brown sugar lumps remain.
  3. Whisk in the egg, then the egg yolk.
  4. Finally, whisk in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a large spoon or rubber spatula.The dough will be very soft, yet thick.
  6. Fold in the Reese's Pieces. Do your best to have them evenly dispersed among the dough, pressing them in to dough to get them to stick, if needed. Cover the dough and chill for TWO HOURS, or up to 3 days. Do not skip this step!
  7. Take the dough out of the refrigerator and allow to slightly soften at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 325F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  9. Roll the dough into balls, about 3 Tablespoons of dough each. Roll the cookie dough balls to be taller rather than wide (but with a nice solid base so they don't topple over in the oven). This ensures the cookies will bake up to be nice and thick.
  10. Put 8 balls of dough onto each cookie sheet. Press a few more Reese's on top of the dough balls for looks, if desired.
  11. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes. The cookies will look soft and underbaked, but if they look TOO goey give them another minute or 2. They will continue to bake on the warm cookie sheet after you take them out of the oven.
  12. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  13. Cookies stay soft and fresh for 4-5 days at room temperature. Cookies may be frozen up to 3 months. Rolled cookie dough may be frozen up to three months and baked in their frozen state for 12 minutes.
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Recipe source:  adapted from sallysbakingaddiction.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, hiking, running, singing, animals, cruises, Disney World, , dining out, the Christmas season, fireworks, weddings, storms, 80's music, musicals, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

27 Responses to “Soft-Baked Reese’s Pieces Cookies”

  1. April 4, 2014 at 9:35 AM #

    Yummm! I dont know where to find Reese´s pieces here in Spain.. I need to investigate more.. Happy weekend!! xoxo

  2. April 4, 2014 at 10:42 AM #

    My toddler would LOVE these cookies! She’s a peanut butter fan like my husband (sadly, I am not).

  3. April 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM #

    I LOVE soft baked cookies – they are my weakness! These looks really yummy. :)

  4. April 4, 2014 at 12:19 PM #

    Reese’s Pieces are like crack…seriously, SO good! ;)

  5. April 4, 2014 at 1:32 PM #

    What I would give for some of these cookies…

  6. April 4, 2014 at 1:57 PM #

    These cookies look perfect! Have fun in Boston!!

  7. April 4, 2014 at 2:54 PM #

    It’s so exciting to be in Boston! What a wonderful city, and sweet gig to be able to work at home and tag long with your husband on his work conferences (: These cookies look so delicious; I love my peanut butter in cookies!

  8. April 4, 2014 at 3:57 PM #

    I love Reese’s Pieces so much. Like so much and cookies with them are the best! Love that these are easy too!

  9. April 4, 2014 at 6:49 PM #

    Have mercy! Your soft-baked PB and Reese’s Pieces cookies look divine, Ashley! I could eat a dozen in one sitting. ;) Thanks for sharing and have a blast at Fenway this weekend with Mr. Wishes! xo

  10. April 4, 2014 at 9:22 PM #

    These cookies look insanely good! Don’t mind if I help myself to a few! :-)

  11. April 4, 2014 at 10:22 PM #

    oooh these cookies look so perfect! So perfectly chewy and soft! and it’s always a good thing to throw some pb love in there via reese’s pieces!

  12. April 5, 2014 at 11:57 AM #

    Ashley, how fun… being in Boston! I really, really want to go there some day! I’m so much in love with lighthouses… and there’s a few over there I’d travel clear from Utah to see!
    These cookies look so delicious right now… wish I could snag one from the screen!

  13. April 5, 2014 at 3:27 PM #

    Wow these cookies look incredible. I love how soft and chewy they look. Hope you’re having a fun trip!

  14. April 7, 2014 at 2:05 AM #

    These look great! I’m enjoying following your Boston trip on IG–makes me want to visit the city again!

  15. April 7, 2014 at 9:54 AM #

    These look so soft and chewy! I was able to go to Boston last year with my husband and we hit Fenway, too — we had the best time! I’m loving your Instagram pics. :)

  16. April 7, 2014 at 4:35 PM #

    Oh wow, I’d so love to be eating a couple of these babies right now. They look gorgeous!

  17. April 11, 2014 at 7:57 AM #

    These sound so good!

  18. April 11, 2014 at 2:27 PM #

    Crying because I can’t reach through the screen and grab one. Delicious cookies!

    • April 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM #

      hahahah don’t cry!

  19. April 11, 2014 at 6:26 PM #

    I love no mixer recipes. Hope you enjoyed Boston :) Have a great weekend!

  20. April 11, 2014 at 8:03 PM #

    These cookies look rather addictive, one batch would not suffice :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  21. April 11, 2014 at 8:41 PM #

    adorable and heavenly cookies…we have a soft spot for soft,moist cookies and your version makes us drool over those yummy pics again and again…the good thing…they are easy to make..so we will be trying them this weekend,thanks so much for sharing :-)

  22. April 13, 2014 at 10:42 AM #

    Love cookie recipes that don’t require a mixer! That thing is so darn heavy. Soft baked cookies are my favorite. Hope you had a great time at the game :)

  23. April 14, 2014 at 12:02 PM #

    Ooooo love me some Reese’s Pieces and a soft cookie! Pinned!

    • April 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM #

      Thank you Julie and thank you for the pin!

  24. May 2, 2014 at 11:16 AM #

    I’m planning to make a double batch of dough for these today or tomorrow for our church lunch on Sunday! I can’t wait to eat them, I know they’ll be delicious and (unfortunately) I bet I won’t have any leftovers. All I have to do is restrain myself (and my husband) from eating all the Reese’s pieces I bought. ;)

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