Peanut Butter Overload Cookies

  • Peanut butter overload cookies are a peanut butter lovers' dream! Studded with Reese's peanut butter cups throughout, this cookie is so soft and perfect for all peanut butter and chocolate lovers!

    Peanut butter overload cookies are a peanut butter lovers' dream! Studded with Reese's peanut butter cups throughout, this cookie is so soft and perfect for all peanut butter and chocolate lovers!

    Yesterday, we went to the vet for Winston’s second post-op appointment. He got radiographs taken to see how he’s healing and to give a better prognosis of when they think he will be fully healed and ready to be a puppy again. We were both really nervous about this appointment because since surgery, we had been keeping him on a strict activity confinement and doing everything possible to control his little puppy energy and spurts. Thankfully, results showed he’s healing perfectly AND the doctor said that we will have another set of radiographs taken in 3 weeks and she thinks that he will be good to go at that point. WHAT A RELIEF! They initially told us before and after surgery that recovery time was 12-16 weeks. We were like good lord, how are we going to do this for 12-16 weeks?! His physical therapist said since he’s a puppy, it’s probably going to be 8 weeks…but now with the radiographs, it seems like he’s going to be healed in 6 weeks! Best news we’ve had in a while!

    Time to celebrate the good news with these peanut butter overload cookies :) if you’re any sort of peanut butter and Reese’s fan, you will absolutely need to add these cookies to your baking list – maybe even for this weekend?

    Peanut butter overload cookies are a peanut butter lovers' dream! Studded with Reese's peanut butter cups throughout, this cookie is so soft and perfect for all peanut butter and chocolate lovers!

    There is nothing better than a warm, soft, gooey cookie straight out of the oven. These peanut butter overload cookies are exactly what the name means. Overloaded with peanut butter! The dough itself is a peanut butter base and I threw in a bunch of chopped up Reese’s cup for even more peanut butter (and chocolate!) goodness! They’re so soft and irresistible! Even after 5 days, these cookies were still super soft. How can you resist a cookie that is studded with Reese’s peanut butter cups? Exactly. You can’t!

    Peanut butter overload cookies are a peanut butter lovers' dream! Studded with Reese's peanut butter cups throughout, this cookie is so soft and perfect for all peanut butter and chocolate lovers!

     

    Peanut butter overload cookies are a peanut butter lovers' dream! Studded with Reese's peanut butter cups throughout, this cookie is so soft and perfect for all peanut butter and chocolate lovers!

    Peanut Butter Overload Cookies
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    12 mins
    Total Time
    27 mins
     

    Peanut butter overload cookies are a peanut butter lovers' dream! 

    Servings: 2 dozen
    Ingredients
    • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1/2 cup creamy/smooth peanut butter, do not use natural peanut butter. you will need to use something like JIF or Skippy
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 tablespoons of milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 2/3 cups chopped Reese's peanut butter cups
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), cream together butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and dark brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
    4. Add the egg and beat until incorporated then add in the milk and vanilla extract.
    5. In batches, add in the dry ingredients and beat until just incorporated.
    6. Using a spatula, fold in the chopped Reese's peanut butter cups.
    7. Using a medium cookie scoop (or 2 tablespoons), drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets then bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will look slightly underdone and soft but will firm up while cooling.
    8. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling. Repeat until all cookie dough has been used up.
    9. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

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  • Erin@WellPlated says:

    YAY! So glad you guys have a light at the end of the tunnel. This ooey gooey PB situation looks like an ideal way to celebrate!

  • Eleanor Hirst says:

    Oh my gosh, these cookies look to die for! Also fantastic news with your puppy!

    E x
    elleanorwears.com

  • Jenny Flake says:

    These are gorgeous Julie!! Wish I had a plate right now :)

  • Heather Christo says:

    holy down- I could eat all of them!!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    HOORAY!! So happy for you guy. And what better way to celebrate than with cookies!

  • Maria says:

    Yum!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Send me a batch or 5! They look so good!

  • Naomi says:

    These cookies – on point! And so glad to hear the pup is improving.

  • Summer says:

    These look so mouthwatering ♥

  • Natasha @ Salt and Lavender says:

    So glad the puppy is healing nicely!! These cookies look fantastic :)

  • Marla Meridith says:

    Oh these cookies!!! Send over a batch pleeeeease!

  • Kelly says:

    Yay, so glad to hear your puppy is healing properly :) Ooey gooey cookies are the perfect way to celebrate!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    Holy cow these look like heaven!!

  • Naomi says:

    Hands-down these are the best cookies I’ve ever made!! The recipe was easy to follow, and I used the Reese’s Mini Cups. They lasted for about a day, and my kids and husband fought over the last 2 cookies. Delicious!!!!

    • Julie says:

      Yay!!! :) :)

  • Jane says:

    What about the 2 T of milk?

    • Julie says:

      Thanks for the catch! I’ve edited the recipe to add it in after you add in the egg! :)

  • Tracy | Pale Yellow says:

    I’m about to make these for dear friends who are peanut butter lovers! These look amazing!

  • Caitlin says:

    My husband asked what I wanted for my birthday, and I asked for him to make these cookies! (We keep gifts simple around here with 2 kids and 1 income). And they were GLORIOUS! Thanks for the recipe, I love them!

    • Julie says:

      What a great way to celebrate a birthday! So glad you enjoyed these!

  • mia says:

    these PB cookies look fantastic – wish I could just grab one! love that they don’t take too long either!

  • Joan says:

    Hi – how many cookies does 2 servings make?

    • Julie says:

      Haha, sorry. It’s supposed to be 2 dozen. I don’t know why that word didn’t show up! I’ll go add it in again. Thanks!

  • P.J.Johnson says:

    These cookies only lasted one day in my home, they are #1.

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