Reese’s Pieces Monster Cookies

Reeses Pieces Monster Cookies
We’ve been going a little crazy over Reese’s Pieces in our house. Why not throw them in your ice cream, your pancakes … your mouth!

Because they’re so tiny they’re harmless to your waistline right?

First, things got a little creative around here with Reese’s Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow, click here to see that post. Instead of using powdered sugar in that recipe, we used powdered brownie mix and added brownie pieces and reese’s pieces – delish!

Reeses Pieces Brownie Puppy Chow
And look at all of those fall colors!

Between the puppy chow and these reese’s pieces monster cookies, I might just have to bring both to our next halloween party.

Reeses Pieces Monster Cookies
Look at these cookies, they really are monstrous! Which makes them all the more perfect for halloween.

You could definitely use this recipe to make regular sized cookies, but monster cookies are just so fun to eat.

Reeses Pieces Monster Cookies
I post a lot of recipes that are adaptable to your taste preferences. For example, maybe Reese’s Pieces aren’t your thing, but you really love raisins – well substitute raisins then!

The base of this cookie is so good that you could actually make plain monster cookies without any added toppings. And that’s just what I did.

Reeses Pieces Monster Cookies
But the sky is the limit on these, get creative and throw in whatever you have on hand.

Or you can go to the grocery store to buy reese’s pieces, like I did!

Reeses Pieces Monster Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Monster Cookies

Yield: 15-17 monster cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 & 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 bag of Reese’s Pieces (or other desired toppings)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer) cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add in the vanilla and mix.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Don’t over beat.
  6. Stir in the oats.
  7. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes, meanwhile preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
  9. Pour the Reese’s Pieces onto a plate or into a flat bowl.
  10. Using a large cookie scoop or about 1.5-2 tbsp of dough, drop the cookie dough into the bowl of reese’s pieces, and cover the top of the cookie.
  11. Gently use your hands to flatten the dough into a disc, also pressing the reese’s pieces into the dough, then transfer to cookie sheet.
  12. Be sure to leave space between your cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to darken.
  13. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes. This is important since the cookies are so large, if you don’t wait they may crumble.
  14. *Baking time will vary if you make smaller cookies

Recipe adapted from Lemon Sugar.

http://thefirstyearblog.com/reeses-pieces-monster-cookies/

Reeses Pieces Monster Cookies
I can definitely see these monster cookies making another appearance on the blog – maybe white chocolate peppermint for christmas? :-)

Reeses Pieces Monster Cookies
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Similar recipes: Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake and Apple Cinnamon Graham Crackers.

42 Responses to “Reese’s Pieces Monster Cookies”

  1. Laura@ Baking In Pyjamas — October 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Wow, they really are monster cookies. I love big ones.

    • The First Year Blog — October 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Hahah, they sure are huge!

  2. Patty Fosler — October 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    There SO big!

    • The First Year Blog — October 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks Mom, you’re the best!

  3. ginascraftcorner — October 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Pinning these, Beth! They look SO good. And I like that I can use this basic recipe and play around with it! New to your blog! Following everywhere!
    Gina @ Gina’s Craft Corner

    • The First Year Blog — October 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Woah Girl! Thanks for all the follows!!

  4. Alexis AKA MOM — October 11, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Love a good cookie base that can be so many things! Thanks for the recipe, stopping by from Pin Me :)

    • The First Year Blog — October 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Thanks for letting me know where you are coming from Alexis!

  5. Yay, monster cookies. I’m probably considered a cookie monster with how much I love them. I LOVE that these monster cookies have Reese’s pieces in them, another favorite of mine. Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

    • The First Year Blog — October 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      So you won’t be making the substitution for raisins then? :-) I am probably a dessert monster, nom nom! Thanks for coming over Ruth!

  6. sarahspinnenweber — October 11, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    These look delish. Who doesn’t love big cookies? haha

    Really enjoy you’re blog! Just made your chocolate cake for my hubby’s bday!

    http://twocrazykidsblog.com/

    • The First Year Blog — October 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Oh my gosh, how sweet Sarah! I hope everyone enjoys the cake!!

  7. Hayley — October 11, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Oy. Those cookies look awesome! I’m in the middle of making a grocery list now….gonna have to pin it so I know where to find it!

    • The First Year Blog — October 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Add reese’s pieces to your list! :-)

  8. Kimberly @ A time to freeze — October 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    These look so amazing! I love reeses pieces and I think I’d eat the whole batch :)

    • The First Year Blog — October 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Haha me too Kimberly!

  9. tumbleweedcontessa — October 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Love these. We are celebrating Halloween at Saturday Dishes. I’d love it if you linked these cookies.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

    • The First Year Blog — October 12, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Linda!

  10. kiki — October 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I was looking for a recipe for cookies, sth different from the usual I use, and at made from Pinterest I found your yummy and funny monster cookies! great! Thanks, I’m gonna try them for tonight’s dinner (here, in italy, is 4 pm now!)!

    • The First Year Blog — October 12, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Oh my gosh, how fun, can I come?! :-) Hope you love them!

  11. claire — October 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://lemonpaperdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/craft-create-inspire-linky-party.html

    Claire x

    • The First Year Blog — October 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks for the invite Claire!

  12. Sarah — October 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Your puppy chow looked great, these might be even more tempting. Love those tiny yummy candies!

    • The First Year Blog — October 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      And it’s way to easy to eat half the bag!

  13. shamene@sayitwithcake — October 15, 2013 at 10:56 am

    these look so good!

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks friend!

  14. These look great! I’ve got a nut allergy munchkin, but I’ll make some chocolate chip ones and add some m&ms in. Love the MONSTER size! #takealooktues

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      That will be great, way to find an excellent substitution!

  15. cookingwithcurls — October 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I will gladly accept all of the above options, well maybe no the raisins ;) They look delicious, and I am so glad that you shared them with us at Best of the Weekend! They have been pinned and I will be sharing them on facebook tonight. :) I can’t wait to see what you share this Friday!!

    • The First Year Blog — October 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa!

  16. Meghan Early Swint — October 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    A big monster cookie is just what I need for Halloween!!

    • The First Year Blog — October 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      And no sharing :-)

  17. Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines — October 16, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I love cookies and these are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    • The First Year Blog — October 17, 2013 at 7:56 am

      You are welcome Lynn!

  18. Rachel Rockwell (@BubblyNature) — October 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Cookies= the larger the better! Especially with Reese’s Pieces! :) yummy!

    • The First Year Blog — October 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Great minds think alike!

  19. lovebakesgoodcakes — October 19, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    You had me at Reese’s :) Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week, Beth! :)

    • The First Year Blog — October 20, 2013 at 7:32 am

      It’s like love at first sight :-)

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