Retro Reese’s cookies recipe from the 80s

Reeses cookies Peanut butter chocolate (1982)

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If you think chocolate chip cookies are your family’s favorite, you’re half right (1982)

Introducing the Reese’s cookie. Chocolate chips and peanut butter chips… irresistible.

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Reeses cookies Peanut butter chips and chocolate chips vintage recipe (1982)

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Reese's peanut butter chip cookie (1982)

Yield: 60
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes


  • 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


  1. Cream shortening or butter or margarine, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs; beat well.
  3. Combine flour and baking soda; blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in chips.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 (F) for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.


Makes 5 dozen 2-1/2-inch cookies

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

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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