Reese's Pieces Halloween Cookies

A sweet frosted cookie topped with Reese's Pieces.

By The Editors

Why serve simple cookies when you can frost 'em, and then top 'em, with Reese's Pieces? The peanut buttery bits elevate this from a solid cookie recipe to one that's out of this world.


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1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
Vanilla Frosting (recipe follows)
Reese’s Pieces Candy or Reese’s Mini Pieces Candy

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture. Measure batter by scant 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare Vanilla Frosting. Frost cookies; garnish with candy.

*To sour milk: Use 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1/2 cup.

Vanilla Frosting:
Combine 3 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons softened butter or margarine, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup milk in small bowl; beat until smooth.

Makes about 20 cookies

Excerpted from © 2011. Reprinted with permission from Hershey’s.


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