Talk about an over-the-top cookie! Complete with Reese’s Pieces, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup smashed on top, these cookies are not for the faint of heart.

Personally, I loved them, but what’s not to love? Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my favorite combos so I was sold when I first saw them on Cookie Madness.

The cookie itself is deliciously soft and chewy and the fun of biting into all the other chocolate and peanut butter goodness is worth the calories, I promise.

Loaded Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

Yield: Makes about 36 cookies.

Loaded Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup Reese’s Pieces
  • 1 package mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, cut into halves and frozen (the original recipe says to freeze the cups and then cut them into halves but I had major issues with this – when I froze them whole and then tried to cut them, it was a disaster – the mini cups broke into a million pieces, so my suggestion would be to gently cut them into halves and THEN freeze them).


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together the butter, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, and baking soda; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Mix in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and Reese’s Pieces (this is best done by hand so the shells of the Reese’s Pieces don’t get broken).
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silpat liner. Push one peanut butter cup half into the center of each ball of dough. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (I baked mine about 11 minutes). Let cool for 1 or 2 minutes on sheet before removing, or they will fall apart.

Recipe Source: from Cookie Madness and

30 Responses to Loaded Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

  1. Jill says:

    made these on Halloween. Everyone loved them. They are a new family favorite I will be making again and again.

  2. LC says:

    These were fantastic! I didn’t have any reese’s pieces so I just used a whole bag of pb chips. I live at 8000 ft altitude so I cut the baking soda in half and added a little more flour. I also chilled the dough a little so they wouldn’t spread as much when baking, a problem I find at high altitude when there’s lots of butter in the recipe.

  3. Shelley says:

    This recipe is incredible. I have 2 big boys (men) that work up in Northern Alberta. I send along a big pkg of these incredible cookies every so often. They’re a fan favourite with everyone they share them with. And when they head out camping with friends, I load them up for the whole crew. Thanks Mel!

  4. GiGi says:

    OMG!! These are delicious. I used an ice cream scoop an baked some of them in a standard muffin pan with a whole Reese’s mini in the center. I had my own ‘cup’ shaped cookies.

  5. Mel says:

    Nita – I would suggest just using a chocolate chip cookie dough base (without the chocolate chips) and use the Reese’s peanut butter cups like in this recipe.

  6. Nita says:

    I’d really like to try these. They remind me of some wonderful cookies we bought at Chocolate World during our visit to Hershey ,PA. The only difference is their cookie was plain and not chocolate. Do you think I can omit the cocoa powder without having to change anything else? I’d like to try these but I also want to be make a plain cookie version. Thanks! 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    Im participating in the postcard project cookie swap and I’m definitely using one of your recipes but I can’t decide which one would ship best. Any suggestions?

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  9. Molly says:

    oh, Melanie! My seven year old son, and 21 and 23 year old sisters thank you from the bottom of their stuffed little hearts! And my apartment now smells divine. These were great to bake and put in little holiday bags for the pb/ chocolate gluttons in my life. :o) Thanks!

  10. Melanie says:

    Molly – yay! We love stuffed little hearts around here. Thanks so much for letting me know these were a hit!

  11. Lynda says:

    I love chocolate and peanut butter together! Great looking cookies. Wish I had some now!

  12. BLB says:

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  13. Maris says:

    I don’t like peanut butter so this would be a perfect recipe for me to make for friends when I don’t want to eat half the batch!

  14. Brittany says:

    WOW!!!!!!! These look awesome!

  15. heddomarie says:

    Those look so yummy! Peanut butter and chocolate are the perfect marriage! 🙂

  16. Lynda says:

    I think these cookies would be addictive! BTW, I’ve have some awards for you at my blog.

  17. Donna-FFW says:

    Be still my heart, do these cookies look ever soooo good. Loaded with ingredients, fab combo, Yum!!

  18. Maria says:

    A loaded cookie, YUM!! I love PB and chocolate!

  19. Queen B. says:

    My favorite combo ever….Chocolate and Peanut butter…… !!

  20. Melanie says:

    Addie – these definitely aren’t for the faint of heart with all the loaded-ness about them…but I’m glad you found the recipe!

  21. Megan says:

    Oh lordy – those look just amazing. Pb and chocolate is my favorite combination. Please eat one for me, because I could never make those in my house (food allergies)

  22. Brandi says:

    Oh, I can see myself getting MAJOR brownie points for baking these for my husband! He loves peanut butter and chocolate above anything else, and the combination is just about the only sweet thing that he will indulge in. A million thanks for posting!

  23. Abby says:

    You had me at Reese’s Pieces! Good GAWD I love those things (and have you seen the mini ones?!) These look so fun!

  24. Amy and David Ziehl says:

    THESE ARE DIVINE! David couldn’t stop eating them! I only got one because he ate the rest! Thanks for spoiling David with these delish cookies!!

  25. Julie says:

    Looks absolutely scrumptious! I’d probably eat all the ingredients before I got the cookies made 😛

  26. Erin says:

    These look wonderful! I love the peanut butter and chocolate combination!

  27. grace says:

    there’s no way these couldn’t be sensational. even burned to an almost-crisp, they’d probably still make me weak in the knees. classic and lovely, melanie!

  28. Addie says:

    Yum! Someone brought these to a faculty meeting, and I’ve been looking for the recipe. Thanks!

  29. Anonymous says:

    I made these cookies today and they are AMAZING… YUM YUM YUM!!!

  30. Melanie says:

    Anonymous – glad you liked these little beauties!

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