Reese’s cookies: Peanut butter & chocolate (1982)

Date: October 1982
Categories: 1980s, Dessert recipes, Food & drink, Vintage advertisements
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Reese’s cookie recipe


1 cup shortening OR 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups unsifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup Reese’s peanut butter chips
1 cup Hershey’s chocolate chips


Cream shortening OR butter or margarine, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well.

Combine flour and baking soda; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chips.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.

Makes 5 dozen 2-1/2″ cookies

Alternate recipe: Substitute one cup of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips in your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Publication date: October 1982

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