Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

I have become completely obsessed with this Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. It’s a moist and chewy peanut butter cookie stuffed with chocolate chips and chopped Reese’s. And as if that wasn’t enough, I topped it with a delicious chocolate frosting, more chopped Reese’s and chocolate sauce.

Hold on while I the wipe the drool off of my keyboard…

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Needless to say, this cookie cake didn’t last long. I could barely keep my hands off of it while I took pictures.

In an effort to not eat the entire thing and add another pound to the scale, I took most of it to our small group to get a little help from my friends. Of course, I had to leave some behind for the hubs (he’d like to add lbs to the scale) and then hide it from myself. Give that a try. Not so easy to hide things from yourself.

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Anyways, this cookie cake recipe has been hanging around waiting to be shared for a while. I originally made it months ago – minus the Reese’s. Totally wouldn’t be the same, right? It never got posted because the holidays rolled around and I wanted to share holiday stuff.

Then I got a new camera for Christmas and decided my old pictures weren’t good enough.

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

When considering how to make a new version of it even better, this thing of beauty came to be. I’d say it was meant to be! I won’t even bother with showing you the old pictures – these new ones are way better. And now I’m glad it never got posted before!

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Part of what’s so great about cookie cakes is that they are so easy to make.

Easier than a cake because there’s none of the layering and fancy icing involved. There’s also usually less ingredients.

Easier than cookies because you don’t have to make a bunch of balls and watch the oven over and over to make sure that every batch cooks perfectly.

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

And this cookie doesn’t require any refrigeration. You just mix it all together and bake it. Then slather that delicious chocolate icing on it, pile on some Reese’s and chocolate sauce and then face plant right into it. Toughest part is unwrapping all the Reese’s.

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Too bad I don’t have any kids to recruit to do that. But then I’d probably end up missing half of my Reese’s…well actually they go missing anyways…

Don’t look at me! I don’t even like sugar. 😉

Ok, I’m not fooling you. Whatever. Give me the cake!

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Truth be told, I originally made this with M&Ms baked into it. So if you want something more simple you could do that. The cookie is delicious on it’s own…it’s just even more delicious and tempting with the mountain of icing and Reese’s on top. You’re welcome.

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Yield: one 9 inch cookie cake

Serves 8-10


1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup peanut butter cups, chopped (from a 12 oz bag of Reeses)
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chunks

Icing and Topping
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp water
remainder of Reeses, chopped (from 12 oz bag)
chocolate sauce, optional


1. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
2. Mix in peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract.
3. Add flour and baking soda and combine.
4. Stir in Reeses, peanut butter cups and chocolate chunks.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper and grease the sides so that the cookie doesn't stick.
6. Press dough evenly into the pan cake.
7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown.
9. Remove cookie from oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes in pan.
10. Remove from pan carefully and allow to cool completely.

While cookie cools, make icing:
1. Beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
2. Slowly add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
3. Mix in the vanilla extract and 1 tbsp water.
4. Add the cocoa and the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add more water to get the right consistency.

To finish:
1. When cookie cake has cooled, spread chocolate icing on the top.
2. Add Reese's to the top of the icing.
3. Drizzle chocolate sauce on top of Reese's.
4. Store in an airtight container.
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  1. Oh. My. Goodness. I NEEEED this. I’m seriously drooling, and wish more than anything that I had this for dinner. Yum!!! Pinned 😀
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  2. Oh my goodness!!!! This looks like heaven on earth! 😉 Definitely pinning this for the future! Thank you!
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  3. It looks so good..just irresistible.

  4. GASP. This is gorgeous!
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  5. Wow!!! This looks amazing.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  6. G’day! YUM Lindsay! YUM!
    Great photos too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Peanut Butter Party
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  7. WOW!! I am drooling. Found you on Friday with friends so glad I did I will pin this for sure
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  8. Oh my goodness, this looks yummy! I pinned and I also share the Kahlua pie on G+! Yum! Thanks for stopping by Friday with Friends! Hugs! Linda
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  9. I tried to leave a message but it says I did it too fast. I will slow down. I pinned the cake today and I G+ shared the Kahlua pie! Love it! Thanks for stopping by Friday With Friends! Hugs! Linda

  10. This looks incredible!! I love anything with reese’s! Pinned! :)
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  11. Nicely played with this one. Yum! Love the photographs too!
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  12. This recipe is honestly amazing! Pure heaven for me, so I really need to try it..:)
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  13. So, yeah…. this looks absolutely amazing!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week- pinned & sharing! :)
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  14. I can understand your obsession… quiet an amazing cake. So glad you brought it to foodie friday.
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  15. Oh, my word! I am dying over here! That is so amazing looking! I need one like now!!!
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  16. Yum. This looks so good. Thanks for linking up to the Monday Block Party. Pinning:)
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  17. I think I might have to go get a spoon of peanut butter and dip it in chocolate chips after I’m done giving you the good news! 😉 Your cake will be featured at “Inspiration Monday Party” this Sunday at 2pm EST. In addition, I have chosen your cake to be featured @ my new series “Redhead’s Kitchen” on February 12th! The theme is chocolate, and this fits in beautifully. I will be sharing a photo and a link, then I will pin the heck out of it and share on my FB page. The fun doesn’t end there…in addition on March 5 your cake will be featured yet again within Redhead’s Kitchen on Debbiedoos. I’ll be contacting you soon with more details. Thanks Lindsay!

  18. Hold on a second…I’m having a moment. Wowza! This cookie cake is like all my very favorite things in one place AND these pics are totally gorgeous! Pinned girl!
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  19. This turned out AMAZING!! Such a great recipe!

  20. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I sure don’t need this – but I want it!! LOVE it! Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays – we’re featuring you at this week’s party! It goes live tonight at 8:30 pm EST! Stop by and grab a button if you would like one – and we can’t wait to see what you share this week!

  21. Yeah, you have me totally drooling over this!!! And we totally featured it at Freedom Fridays!!!

    Hugs and thanks so much for sharing (yeah, gotta try some!!)

    Pinned and shared!
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  22. OMG! This cake. Pinning, drooling, baking!!
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  23. This looks heavenly! Now just to source reeses peanut butter cups in ireland and I’m totally giving this a go

  24. Just ran into this on Food Gawker this morning! Sensational!!!!
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  25. Uh oh…this is made with one of the few chocolate bars I’ll eat, when I eat chocolate. A cookie cake…made with Reeses Pieces…good heavens, I may have found a dessert I’ll eat! Well, I like a lot of desserts, but we aren’t dessert eaters so I rarely make/buy them. I need to find an occasion when family is here to make this…Oh! Easter is coming up! Definitely making this for Easter this year. Thank you so much for sharing this!
    I saw you featured over at Debbie Doo’s by RedHeadCanDecorate.
    Debbie :)
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    • says:

      Well, I’m glad I could inspire you to make dessert! I am SUCH a dessert eater – obviously :)

  26. Made this today and it is delicious! IMy frosting is lighter and less fudgy looking than the pictures though. Not sure what I did wrong, but it was yummy just the same. Thanks for the recipe!

    • says:

      I’m so glad you like it! You probably didn’t do anything wrong with the icing. Often, the shade of chocolate icing darkens over time, so it might darken up a bit.

  27. Can i use chocolate chips or chopped up semi sweet chocolate instead of the chocolate chunks? :)

  28. Peanut butter chips not listed in the ingredients but are in the mixing instructions. How much?

    • says:

      That’s a typo, sorry. It should say peanut butter cups in the directions. It’s 1/2 cup of peanut butter cups, like Reeses.

  29. I gained 50 lbs just looking at the picture, I can’t wait to make this for my next pot luck

  30. Hey Lindsay, I’m a first time patron to your website but I believe I will be back. I just made the Reese cookie cake and it is amazing! Only change I made was that I didn’t have shortening so I just used butter to make the icing. So just wanted to say, thanks for writing and for the recipes!

    As a person who doesn’t really bake, this recipe was easy to follow. I actually found out today that you can infact NOT melt butter for every purpose. Who knew! Anyways, keep up the blog!

  31. this explosion of a reeses-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookie-cake is brilliant!!! These are my fave candy. Ever!!
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  32. Made this for my friends and we all loved it! Followed the directions exactly (other than a simple pie plate instead of cake pan substitution. Only problem was that it was so rich we couldn’t finish our pieces for fear of sugar over load. Suggestions to tame down the richness without losing the flavor?

    • says:

      I’m so glad you liked it! It’s definitely piled high with Reeses – I imagine you could add fewer of them if you wanted and maybe just ice the sides of the cake to cut down on the sweetness. The cookie itself isn’t nearly as sweet. :)

  33. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it. I was wondering if you had a recipe for chocolate sauce to share?

    • says:

      Thank you! I actually don’t have a recipe for chocolate sauce. I’ve never made it from scratch. I’m sorry.

  34. I made this and it’s delicious! Next time though I will make a bittersweet ganache instead of frosting and use for drizzle as well.

  35. Hi There- I’m planning to make this yummy-looking cookie cake this weekend. A couple of questions for you– 1. When you say to line the cake pan w parchment paper, do you line just the bottom of pan? Then you say to grease the sides… does this mean the sides of the cake pan (where only the bottom was lined?). A bit confusing!
    2. Can the mini pb cups from Trader Joes be used? This would make it so much easier than having to chop the Reeses pb cups that come in the bag! Thanks.!

    • says:

      Yes, line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and grease the sides of the pan. Mini pb cups should be fine.

  36. Hi there! Hoping to make this for a birthday this week. Curious as to what kind of chocolate sauce you used. Did you buy a squeeze bottle or one of those glass jars with fudge you typically microwave?

    Thank you!


  37. Barbell Bunny says:

    This looks exponentially better than it tastes. I’m typically very sensitive to sweets, but was totally disappointed with the cookie dough, which is insipid, boring, and crumbly. I was incredibly hesitant upon tasting the batter, and the baked product was even more lackluster. Total bummer, waste of money, and now I have to whip up something else for a birthday treat.

    • says:

      I’m really sorry you had a bad experience. I’ve used this cookie dough dozens of times and always have success with it.

  38. These are the absolute best chocolate chip cookies ever!! I lost this recipe and had to try about ten others (ridiculous I know) until i gave up.. Until now!! Thank you so much for reposting it!!!

  39. Lauren Morse says:

    I don’t have any shortening – could the icing be made with only butter?


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