Today it the first post of a new group I have joined called Fill the Cookie Jar. We will be posting a themed cookie once a month. I am really excited about this group because I think if could only pick one thing to cook or bake, it would be cookies because they are just about my favorite thing to eat. This month’s theme is back to school, so in deciding what to bake, I asked my kids. My daughter suggested I try to make the cookies that they used to sell for extra money at her middle school. She knew they had Reese’s Pieces in them, but was kind of unclear in her memory of the cookie part. I thought I remembered them being peanut butter as I taught at her school at the time and was familiar with them, so I decided to take my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe and add Reese’s Pieces. Well, after tasting them, my daughter decided that the school cookies were not peanut butter, but that these were awesome regardless.
The cookie recipe is an old recipe that you have probably all seen before. I have no idea of its original origin, but it is super simple and doesn’t make too many in case you are like me and feel the need to finish off a batch. Most importantly, it is the best peanut butter cookie recipe I have ever eaten, and it doesn’t even contain flour! Hope you enjoy and hope you will join us each month for Fill the Cookie Jar to get great cookie recipes!
Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces #fillthecookiejar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup candy coated peanut butter pieces (I used Reese’s Pieces.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
- Stir together peanut butter, sugar, and egg until well combined.
- Fold in candy.
- Using a cookie scoop or two spoons drop rounded tablespoon sized cookies onto cookie sheet.
- Flatten each cookie with a fork.
- Back for approximately 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown and center is almost set.
- Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
This recipe was shared on Foodie Friends Friday.