Reese’s Sugar Cookies

Published March 15, 2012. Updated February 13, 2024

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Reese’s Sugar Cookies – Cookie dreams come true with these delicious, indulgent cookies.  Traditional sugar cookies meet rich cocoa then they’re finished with a fluffy peanut butter frosting for one incredible cookie that tastes just like a Reese’s!

These cookies have one of the best flavor combinations: chocolate and peanut butter. They were made to be together.  If you love chocolate or peanut butter, and especially Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups then this is the cookie for you!

Reese's Sugar Cookies

Reese’s Sugar Cookies

What if I’m craving a frosted sugar cookie AND a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? I make these cookies! They blend those two incredible treats perfectly, and you may never want plain sugar cookies or standalone Reese’s ever again. I love making the sugar cookie base with chocolate because it’s a deeper and richer flavor. The frosting is also upgraded with peanut butter, which is great for those of us who sometimes think a buttercream frosting is too sweet.

I recommend serving this with a tall glass of cold milk—you’ll want it for sure! You might also experiment with the orange and yellow sprinkles to reflect the Reese’s brand colors, or even stick a few of the tiny Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on top of the cookies.

Another idea that I love is making them into cookie sandwiches! Add a double layer of the peanut butter frosting and lay another chocolate cookie on top. YUM!

Reese’s Sugar Cookie Remixes

I love switching up the flavors on the traditional sugar cookie, because who doesn’t love a frosted sugar cookie?  I started with the Original Bakery Style Sugar Cookie, then the Sugar Cookie Squares and then a real switch up with Cornbread Sugar Cookies with Honey Butter Frosting (also in Squares).  I also have more combinations in mind, so stay tuned for more sugar cookie posts in the future =).

Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting (taste like Reese’s)

Cookie dreams come true with these delicious, indulgent cookies.  Traditional sugar cookies meet rich cocoa then they're finished with a fluffy peanut butter frosting for one incredible cookie that tastes just like a Reese's!
Servings: 24
Prep30 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Ready in: 50 minutes


Peanut Butter Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip together granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and sour cream until light and fluffy about 3-4 minutes. Stir in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. 
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until incorporated (dough will be thick). Scoop dough out 2 tablespoons at a time and form into balls. Place balls onto greased cookie sheets and evenly flatten to about 1/2 inch thick using your hands. Bake in preheated oven 9 - 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting. Frost with Peanut Butter Frosting and top with Chocolate Nonpareil Sprinkles if desired.

Peanut Butter Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whip together peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt until smooth. Stir in powdered sugar and milk (begin with 3 Tbsp then add 1 additional Tbsp milk later if desired), and blend until smooth and fluffy.


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  • Genna

    Do these need to be refrigerated or can I leave them at room temperature? Thank you!

  • Catherine

    Hi Jaclyn, could you suggest a chocolate cookie recipe to make with peanut butter M&Ms? I really enjoy your blog!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I think these would be good without the peppermint flavor and dipping of course.
      So glad to hear you enjoy my blog!

  • Brenda

    I made these during our April blizzard!
    They are delicious! They looked just like
    the picture! We are under another storm watch for this week so I will try another one of your cookie recipes!

      • Victoria

        so good!! i bake occasionally & this was really easy to follow!! they’re the best cookies i’ve ever made!! <3 love this recipe!!

  • Brooke Jenkinson

    I only have Peter Pan peanut butter with honey at my house I only had to add 1/4 cup more of powdered sugar and 2-3 more Tbsp milk it was yummy ???? five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Delicious!!!!

  • Annie

    Jaclyn ~
    These look so good! Did you use salted or unsalted butter for these? It’s been so long since I’ve baked anything and I’m trying to make up my mind which one of your sugar cookie recipes to make.

    I Know they’ll be good, though, as EVERY ONE of your recipes I’ve made in the past has been a winner!

  • Jeanie

    I made these for a coworker but I added a little spin for them. She’s a HUGE oreo fan so I added ground oreos (without cream) to the batter, substitute a little cocoa. The cream I added to the frosting. Then added chopped oreos on top! She went nuts!

  • Stacey

    I just finished making these and they are as good as they sound. The frosting was delish!! These will be added to my Christmas deserts list.


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