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Reese’s Cup Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Jamie on July 17, 2012

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My cousin Alyssa graduated from high school in June and my aunt threw her a graduation party on Sunday. Guess who got nominated to bake? Yeah – this girl!

Since my aunt was already ordering a huge Cassata cake from a local bakery, I decided to go the chocolate route and make my crowd pleasing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes and some chocolate chip cookies.

These aren’t just any chocolate chip cookies though – they’re loaded with big chunks of dark chocolate and have a miniature Reese’s Cup stuffed into each center. It’s a little pop of peanut butter that kept people coming back for more – in fact they were the first item to disappear from the dessert table. Yay me!

I took a little inspiration from my Rolo Cookies and simply replaced the Rolos with Reese’s Cups. The beauty of this recipe is that you can really stuff just about any type of miniature candy bar into the center. Think Snickers, Milky Ways, or even Dove Promises – the possibilities are endless!

So whether you’re baking for a party or to simply satisfy a craving, I think these Reese Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies are a total win – you can thank me later!
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Reese's Cup Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 17th, 2012

Yield: 30 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter; softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 3/4 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
3 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

30 miniature Reese's Cups; frozen at least 2 hours

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed or with spoon until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.

2. Measure dough using a little more than a medium cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons). Roll into a ball and then flatten in the palm of your hands.

3. Place a frozen miniature Reese's Cup in the centers of the flattened dough balls and form dough back into a ball around the miniature Reese's Cup.

4. Place miniature Reese's Cup stuffed dough balls into the freezer for 15-20 minutes before baking.

5. On cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, place dough balls 3 inches apart.

6. Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown (centers will be soft). Cool on pan for at least 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Notes:

- Store cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
- I used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips


{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Blog is the New Black July 17, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Loving it! :) Looks awesome!

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Annamaria July 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try them.

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Lynna H. July 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Love reeses in chocolate chip cookies! :D

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Breanna July 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I’m pretty sure if I could grab these cookies through my computer screen and eat them, I would. These look amazing, thanks for sharing! :)

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julie @ the semi-reformed nerd July 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Yes, please and thank you. YUM!

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luv what you do July 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

My boyfriend loves PB cups. If I come home form TJ’s without the package of mini ones I definitely hear about it, so I’m sure he would love these cookies!

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Spencer July 18, 2012 at 12:39 am

Sounds great! I love Reese’s Chocolate and this just takes it to another level!

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Ann P. July 18, 2012 at 2:44 am

I love me a regular CCC, but stuffed with a reese’s is even better!!

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ThisBakerGirlBlogs July 18, 2012 at 4:39 am

YUMMM! They look fab! :D

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Lulu July 18, 2012 at 6:31 am

One word: Yummy ! !

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Erin July 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

Perhaps this is the perfect cookie? YUM.

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe July 18, 2012 at 11:20 am

These look seriously fabulous, seriously chewy, seriously delicious. Seriously.

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction July 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

Love these! Reese’s PB cups in chocolate chip cookies?! Amazing!

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sally @ sally's baking addiction July 18, 2012 at 11:35 am

Peanut butter + chocolate chip cookies go hand in hand in my household. The stuffed factor make these even better. Like a little hidden surprise. :)

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Karrie at Electra Films July 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

This looks like the PERFECT treat!

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Coffee Hound @ thescoopkitchen.com July 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm

These look amazing! I love anything with peanut butter–especially when it has chocolate. Also a big fan of putting stuff inside of cookies. Yum!

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Tickled Red July 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

LOL…that doesn’t happen often now does it ;D. Great cookies thought for a graduation party, bet she loved them and the fact that you made them for her.

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray July 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I would definitely have been a frequent visitor to the dessert table for these lil guys. :)

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes July 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I love how these have a hidden peanut butter cup in the middle! Surprises are nice sometimes :) I will be making these soon!

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Framed Cooks July 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Reeses AND chocolate chips in one cookie? Is that legal?? My mouth is watering just thinking about them! :)

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Chels July 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I have a husband who would be out of his mind for these cookies!

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel July 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I love that you have reese’s cups and chocolate chips in these. I’ve made reese’s cup cookies before but didn’t add extra chocolate… now I need to make these! :)

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Megan July 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Stupid question. But I’m guessing these are the baking size mini cups? OR are these the regular miniature cups, the size down from regular?
:)

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Jamie July 18, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Megan-
Yes, definitely use the ones labeled Miniature – not the ones that are super mini like baking chips. Hope this helps!
-Jamie

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Megan July 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Thanks so much, Jamie! :)
I actually didn’t read this response until now, and already bought the mini baking ones… so I’m out of time to run to the grocery store… however.. I think I’ll just mix in the reese’s baking chips with the dark chocolate chips and still get that peanut buttery goodness!
Will do it the “right” way next time. THANKS AGAIN!

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats July 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

All I can say is YUM! :D

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addiction July 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

I love chocolat chipped cookies ! im addicted to them :)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

This cookie is insane!! Love it!

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SimplyBakes July 22, 2012 at 8:55 am

The last picture is in for the kill. :O

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Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) July 26, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Holy Moly those look good! My husband would be in heaven if I made these. Definitely bookmarking. :)

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Droppinglikepies July 30, 2012 at 8:34 pm

These look delicious! I have been trying to find new things to bake with Reese’s because everybody loves them and these I will have to try!

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies August 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

Oh how I love peanut butter. And you know I think this particular recipe is cookie perfection anyway. Add peanut butter, and I might just die and go on a cookie bender.

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Aya B. December 3, 2012 at 8:18 am

These looks really really good
You did an amazing job with the photos too
They show how ridiculously amazing this cookie is

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Olga December 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Can I make these and then freeze them until I’m ready to bake them? Or do you HAVE to bake after 15 minutes of freezing?

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MBA December 26, 2012 at 9:51 am

Olga-
You can try to freeze this recipe for a longer period of time; however, since I have not attempted with this recipe, I cannot tell you how long they need to remain out of the freezer before baking. If you try this, stop back and let us know how it turned out – good luck and have a great day!
-Jamie

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Karen March 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm

These sound wicked…wicked good!

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Donna August 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm

These look scrumptious :). Did you really use 3 1/2 cups of chocolate chips? I want to double it for a party but 7 cups will be very expensive

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Jamie August 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

You can adjust the amount of chocolate chips to the amount that works for you.

-Jamie

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