What happens when you stick a Reese’s Cup in a chocolate chip cookie? Perfection – that’s what.
I started making these cookies after someone brought them in to work for a potluck. They’re quick and easy to make, only require two ingredients and the recipe is easily doubled or tripled. My advice is to have some sort of event planned that you can bring these to because it’s impossible to eat just a couple. That’s why we call them Crack Cookies – just one taste and you’re hooked!
- 1 16.5 oz Tube of Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 24 – 36 Reese’s Cup Miniatures
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Spray a 24-well mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pinch off about ½ oz of cookie dough, roll it into a ball and press into one of the wells of the muffin pan. The dough should go about ½ - ⅔ of the way up the side of pan. Repeat until all of the muffin wells are filled. You will likely have a bit of leftover dough.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes until they’re puffy and just starting to turn brown.
- While the cookies are in the oven, unwrap 24 of the Reese’s Cup Miniatures (more if you need to test them to make sure they’re not poison).
- Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately press one Reese’s Cup into each cookie.
- Allow the cookies to cool for about 30 minutes and, using a paring knife, remove them from the pan.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely and the chocolate to harden before serving.
These cookies can be a bit difficult to get out of the pan sometimes so make sure you spray the pan well. I’ve used mini muffin liners in the past but they can get stuck in the finished cookie.
These cookies are way better when the Reese’s Cups have been allowed to cool completely and reharden. When warm, the chocolate and peanut butter are too melty and the cookies are super sweet.
After baking, you can freeze these cookies in a zip-top bag for about 6 months – assuming there are any left to freeze.
A recent survey found that a whopping 100% of respondents categorized the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup as the world’s greatest candy bar.
Source: I had a conversation with a friend and the two of us agreed with this statement.