Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies – Two Peas & Their Pod


Peanut butter cookies loaded with oatmeal, peanut butter chips, Reese’s Pieces, and peanut butter cups. These are the ultimate peanut butter cookie!

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies

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Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies

If you like peanut butter, you are in for a real treat because today I am sharing the Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. Think peanut butter oatmeal cookies loaded with peanut butter chips, Reese’s Pieces candies, AND chopped up Reese’s peanut butter cups. Oh, yes, these cookies are peanut butter heaven!

Peanut Butter Cookies with candy

Bring on the Candy!

I love going down the candy aisle at Smith’s to check out all of the latest and greatest candy selections, especially during Halloween time because they always have a huge selection to choose from. I stock up on candy for trick or treaters and for ME! I am too old to go trick or treating, but I am not too old to enjoy a treat!

I like to use the candy to make cookies. Two sweets are always better than one:) Plus, the candy makes the cookies super festive. These are the perfect cookies for Halloween, fall, or really anytime. If you are craving peanut butter, these cookies will for sure cure your craving!

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie Tips

Who’s ready to get baking? My hand is raised! Here are a few tips to guarantee your cookies turn out perfect every single time!

  • Use old fashioned oats, not quick oats.
  • Make sure your butter is at room temperature, but NOT melted or too soft. If your butter is too soft, your cookies will spread out.
  • Use regular creamy peanut butter, not natural peanut butter. I used Kroger brand, it’s always a great price!
  • Cream the butter, sugars, and peanut butter together until smooth. I like to use a stand mixer, but a hand held mixer works great too!
  • When you add the dry ingredients, mix on low until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  • Stir in the peanut butter chips (you can find these in the baking aisle by the chocolate chips at your Kroger store), Reese’s Pieces, and chopped up peanut butter cups.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until they are lightly browned around the edges, but still soft in the middle. Don’t over bake.
  • Pretty tip! When the cookies come out of the oven, you can gently press additional Reese’s Pieces and chopped peanut butter cups on top of the cookies to make them extra pretty. This step is optional, but I always do this:) I also add a little sprinkling of flaky sea salt.
Loaded Peanut Butter Cookies

Loaded Peanut Butter Cookie

The peanut butter oatmeal cookies are soft, chewy, and LOADED with peanut butter goodness. I love all of the different textures going on…crisp and crunchy Reese’s Pieces, melty peanut butter cups, and peanut butter explosion from the peanut butter chips!

Peanut butter perfection indeed! These really are the ultimate peanut butter cookies. Pro tip-have a glass of cold milk nearby! There is nothing better than cookies and milk!

Fun Peanut Butter Cookies for Halloween

More Peanut Butter Cookie Recipes:

  • 1 1/2
    cups
    old fashioned oats
  • 1/2
    cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2
    teaspoon
    baking soda
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/2
    cup
    unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2
    cup
    creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2
    cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2
    cup
    light brown sugar
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4
    cup
    peanut butter chips
  • 3/4
    cup
    Reese’s Pieces
  • 3/4
    cup
    chopped peanut butter cups
  • Flake sea salt,
    for sprinkling on cookies

You can gently press additional Reese’s Pieces candies and chopped peanut butter cups on top of the cookies right after they come out of the oven to make them extra pretty. That is what I do:) 

Nutrition Facts

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies

Amount Per Serving

Calories 281
Calories from Fat 135

% Daily Value*

Fat 15g23%

Saturated Fat 8g40%

Cholesterol 22mg7%

Sodium 196mg8%

Potassium 139mg4%

Carbohydrates 32g11%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 22g24%

Protein 6g12%

Vitamin A 160IU3%

Calcium 26mg3%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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