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Over the Top Reese's Peanut Butter Cookies

by Laura

In Utah, there is this yummy cookie shop called Over the Top Cookies.  They take your regular cookies and make them extra special by covering them with yummy stuff like cut up candy bars.  I like their Peanut Butter Cup Collision cookie and decided to make my own homemade version.  Pretty darn good if I do say so myself.  My cookie recipe is best if you can eat it the day of or the day after.  I thought is might be fun to surprise Dad on Father’s Day with these cookies.  I also made the same cookie but topped it with M&M baking pieces.  My kids were in heaven with these cookies.



Over the Top Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 32 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, each cut into 4 pieces
  1. Mix the ingredients down to the vanilla.  Add soda, salt, and flour.  Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Using and ice cream scoop, scoop dough (these are big cookies).  Place 6 scoops of dough on ungreased cookie sheet.  Use your hand and slightly flatten each scoop of dough.  Cook for 12 minutes at 350.
  3. Remove cookies from oven and lightly press 8 cut up pieces of the Reese’s peanut butter cups over the top of each cookie.  Return to oven for 2 more minutes.  Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes before placing on cooling rack.  I think these cookies are best eaten warm.  However, the still taste great the next day.  Are best if eaten no later than the day after baking.  Makes 18 cookies.

Variation: use mini or regular M&M pieces in place of the Reese’s pieces.

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Ann March 9, 2018 - 11:25 am

I made these last weekend and they were AH-MAY-ZIIINNGGGG Thank you!!

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Sherry November 19, 2017 - 2:36 pm

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Candice November 15, 2017 - 7:41 pm

Wondering if I can make the dough in advance and freeze or refrigerate

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Lori August 18, 2015 - 12:23 pm

These were DELICIOUS cookies! My daughter’s new favorites 🙂

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Rachel Page May 23, 2015 - 2:19 am

I have had these before. They are my fav. I could eat the whole thing of them.

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Brittany August 16, 2014 - 5:14 pm

I just wanted to tell you I’ve made these cookies a few times now and they are fantastic! Everyone loves them!

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Alisha Bridges January 17, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Made the Reese’s cookies! Fabulous! I did let the cookie dough sit in the refrigerator, though, before baking. Making a second batch tonight!

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Brittany Lawrence December 22, 2013 - 2:43 pm

I shared these on my blog today. THANK YOU for this delicious recipe! These cookies were a gigantic hit at my holiday party last night!!!

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Maddie August 4, 2013 - 12:44 am

Completely over the top and comPLETELY worth it! Thanks for sharing, I featured these on my blog and they are now a staple in my pb cookie index 🙂

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Michelle February 8, 2013 - 5:06 pm

My husband and co-workers love these cookies!!! They get excited when I make them.

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i featured these on my blog today for National Cookie Day!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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Sadie October 30, 2012 - 6:00 am

This is the most amazing cookie recipe I’ve ever made, and most likely ever will. Whenever I decide to make a cookie now and take requests it is always this one. I’ve started to make them smaller, but I might as well make them big again because no one can stop eating them!

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Deanna @ TheChangingHouse April 16, 2012 - 8:54 am

ooooh, deliciousness!!!

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Aubrey April 13, 2012 - 5:19 pm

I made a batch of these and my family LOVED them. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Ashley April 9, 2012 - 1:37 pm

I just made these for Easter with the Easter M & M’s and they were delicious! They are big but a perfect size for gifts or parties. This recipe makes a lot of cookies so be prepared to have plenty of people to share with. I will continue using this recipe for all my family gatherings! Thanks for sharing!!

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Andi January 22, 2012 - 8:19 am

Thank you Laura for a wonderful cookie. They are excellent. I have made them and posted to share on my blog. Hope you can come and take a look. Thank you so much andi thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com

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Sarag December 8, 2011 - 11:55 am

WOW. If you’re thinking about making these, DO!! Amazing recipe and they look totally professional. Perfect size, perfect baking time. Makes a great gift. I stacked 6 of mine into a empty corn meal tube that i wrapped in wrapping paper. Adorable! Thank you SO much for a great recipe.

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Faye July 20, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Made these to bring into work today. Got RAVE reviews. Some said it was one of the best cookies they’ve ever eaten. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. This is going to be one of my go-to’s for sure.

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Shelley December 11, 2010 - 10:48 am

These were probably the best cookies I’ve eaten in a long, long time. I’m making these to give out as Christmas gifts this year! Thanks for a great recipe!

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Tatiana @ Maddie's Adventures September 17, 2010 - 7:23 am

WOW – These look great … almost too good to eat … almost! Thanks for sharing, I will have to give this recipe a try.
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Kari August 16, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Mmmm! These are so good!! I felt like a pro making these cookies because they’re as pretty as they are delicious! Thank you for the recipe. So happy to have found your blog!

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sooyoung June 15, 2010 - 12:16 pm

These look terrific! I’m thinking about making them for a friend and only covering half w/ reese’s cups, would it just be a regular chocolate cookie chip w/o the extra topping?

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Joan June 12, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Love this recipe and the other ideas for cookies!

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Joan June 12, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Love this recipe and the other ideas for cookies!

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Sharon June 11, 2010 - 6:15 pm

I made these cookies last night! They are the best peanut butter cookies I have ever tried! I love your blog and all of your recipes are WONDERFUL!

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Sharon June 11, 2010 - 6:15 pm

I made these cookies last night! They are the best peanut butter cookies I have ever tried! I love your blog and all of your recipes are WONDERFUL!

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Laurie June 10, 2010 - 5:57 pm

These were a huge hit with the kids. They loved the size. Thanks for sharing.

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Laurie June 10, 2010 - 5:57 pm

These were a huge hit with the kids. They loved the size. Thanks for sharing.

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maria June 9, 2010 - 7:13 pm

These cookies look soooo good!

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maria June 9, 2010 - 7:13 pm

These cookies look soooo good!

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Mary June 9, 2010 - 10:20 am

Oh wow! YUM! Those look fab!
xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

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Mary June 9, 2010 - 10:20 am

Oh wow! YUM! Those look fab!
xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

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Taylor June 9, 2010 - 9:13 am

Over the top? maybe. Worth it? Definitely! These look so yummy!

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Taylor June 9, 2010 - 9:13 am

Over the top? maybe. Worth it? Definitely! These look so yummy!

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Amanda June 8, 2010 - 10:13 am

Oh wow, these look so good. I love a nice, soft peanut butter cookie and these look super moist. Now I gotta go get me some candy!

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Amanda June 8, 2010 - 10:13 am

Oh wow, these look so good. I love a nice, soft peanut butter cookie and these look super moist. Now I gotta go get me some candy!

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Marie June 7, 2010 - 3:17 am

Oh wow, these cookies are just wow !!!
We don’t have cookies like these in France, but thanks god, I’ve your recipes !

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Marie June 7, 2010 - 3:17 am

Oh wow, these cookies are just wow !!!
We don’t have cookies like these in France, but thanks god, I’ve your recipes !

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mandy June 6, 2010 - 10:04 pm

thank you so much! we got these cookies at Christmas time as a gift and have been trying to remember how to do ever since!

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mandy June 6, 2010 - 10:04 pm

thank you so much! we got these cookies at Christmas time as a gift and have been trying to remember how to do ever since!

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Paula June 6, 2010 - 5:54 pm

Oh my oh my. Those look amazing. I can’t wait to try them!

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Paula June 6, 2010 - 5:54 pm

Oh my oh my. Those look amazing. I can’t wait to try them!

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fittingbackin June 6, 2010 - 3:10 pm

yum! thanks for the recipe – these look amazing!

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fittingbackin June 6, 2010 - 3:10 pm

yum! thanks for the recipe – these look amazing!

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Darci June 6, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Yum! can’t wait to try! the almond Joy ones are my fav at Over the Top they are yummy cookies but kinda pricey!

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Darci June 6, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Yum! can’t wait to try! the almond Joy ones are my fav at Over the Top they are yummy cookies but kinda pricey!

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Lucy June 5, 2010 - 7:12 pm

I love anything with reese peanut butter cups. What a great idea!

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Lucy June 5, 2010 - 7:12 pm

I love anything with reese peanut butter cups. What a great idea!

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Dee June 5, 2010 - 7:00 pm

These look fantastic and I will make these right away. Thanks for posting this! I make your mac and cheese and everyone likes it, there is none left over, EVER!
Dee~

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Crystal's Cozy Kitchen June 5, 2010 - 11:53 am

Those look so good! My husband would love me if I made these – not that he doesn’t love me already…

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Crystal's Cozy Kitchen June 5, 2010 - 11:53 am

Those look so good! My husband would love me if I made these – not that he doesn’t love me already…

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Veronica Miller June 5, 2010 - 11:35 am

Those look positively scrumptious!

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Veronica Miller June 5, 2010 - 11:35 am

Those look positively scrumptious!

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Kathy @ The Sugar Queen June 5, 2010 - 10:12 am

Those look delicious, and like what you’d find in a bakery!

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Kathy @ The Sugar Queen June 5, 2010 - 10:12 am

Those look delicious, and like what you’d find in a bakery!

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Joan June 5, 2010 - 9:48 am

Snickered Out is on my Father’s Day baking list!

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Joan June 5, 2010 - 9:48 am

Snickered Out is on my Father’s Day baking list!

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Jennifer June 5, 2010 - 9:47 am

These look awesome. You shoudl repost these on Halloween so we are reminded how to use up all that extra candy!

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Jennifer June 5, 2010 - 9:47 am

These look awesome. You shoudl repost these on Halloween so we are reminded how to use up all that extra candy!

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Jen June 5, 2010 - 9:06 am

They seem easy to make and look simply delicious! Thanks for sharing! : )

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Jen June 5, 2010 - 9:06 am

They seem easy to make and look simply delicious! Thanks for sharing! : )

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Barbara Bakes June 5, 2010 - 7:27 am

I love Over The Top cookies, especially their lemon one. I plan on recreating that one and posting about it soon. Yours look decedent!

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Barbara Bakes June 5, 2010 - 7:27 am

I love Over The Top cookies, especially their lemon one. I plan on recreating that one and posting about it soon. Yours look decedent!

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