Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

by Erin

This perfectly chewy peanut butter cookie cake is a crowd pleaser. With chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups and chocolate frosting how could it not be?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

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It’s finally here! The first game of the Ohio State Buckeyes football season. I cannot help but be excited even though we are missing our star QB. After all, teams are made of more than one person.

However the game I am most interested in today is Wisconsin vs LSU. Go Big 10! But since I don’t find badgers to be an appetizing dessert, I decided to stick with the buckeye peanut butter and chocolate theme. Which means today is the first PB+Choc Saturday of the season!

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Regardless of your allegiances you can still enjoy a peanut butter and chocolate dessert. This cookie cake is a peanut butter and chocolate lover’s dream.

Peanut butter cookie dough with chopped Reese’s cups, and topped with chocolate frosting. And it happens to be perfectly chewy which is how all cookie-things should be, in my opinion.

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In other news, I am off to Gatlinburg this weekend with Bob, Christina, and Dave whom are in town visiting! I scouted out all the free/random things to do this weekend and it may contain things such as hiking, BYOB/lawn chair blues/rock/folk concerts, fireworks, salt and pepper shaker museum, hillbilly golf, and maybe some outlet shopping.

One year ago: S’mores Macarons

Three years ago: Feta Stuffed Pesto Turkey Burgers


Yield: 12 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped Reese's peanut butter cups, plus more for garnish


  • 2 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper in the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan. Grease the sides.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Mix in peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture until combined. Stir in chopped peanut butter cups. Dough will be thick and sticky.
  4. Spread the cookie dough out evenly into the pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. While the cake cools, prepare the frosting. Microwave chocolate with milk in microwavable bowl on medium-high for 30 seconds-1 minute; stirring halfway through the cooking time. Stir until smooth and set aside.
  7. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla. Gradually add the sugar while beating on low speed. Add cooled chocolate and beat until light and fluffy. Add more sugar or milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
  8. Once cookie cake is cool, frost and top with more peanut butter cups if desired.
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Source: Cookie cake adapted slightly from Life, Love & Sugar. Frosting adapted from USA Soccer Cake.

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Cheryl November 21, 2022 - 7:38 am

Where is the recipe? I have searched 6 ways from Sunday and still can’t find it on your site.

Erin November 21, 2022 - 9:45 am

Oh goodness, something was wrong with my page but it is fixed now!

Jonene Ursprung November 20, 2022 - 4:10 pm

Trying unsuccessfully to see recipe for Reese’s peanut butter cookie cake. Help!

Erin November 21, 2022 - 9:45 am

So very sorry, something was wrong with my page but it is fixed now!

Laura Dembowski September 7, 2014 - 8:40 am

Cookie cakes are so much fun! Love peanut butter cookies!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) August 31, 2014 - 9:51 pm

Fact: the only reason I care at all about OSU football season is it means the return of chocpb saturday!!!

LOVE this cookie cake, I think I may want it for my birthday :D

spiffycookie September 1, 2014 - 11:01 am

Hahaha choc and peanut butter brings people together!

Kevin @ KS August 31, 2014 - 11:44 am

This looks amazing!!

I love peanut butter and chocolate and this is like heaven in a cookie & cake!

Your website is gonna put weight on me ;) haha

Thanks for the recipe :)

Zainab August 31, 2014 - 12:48 am

Yummmmm!! This is intense!!


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