Reese’s Overload Cookie Layer Cakes

Take your cookies to a whole new level of amazing! These Reese’s Overload Cookie Layer Cakes are outrageously delicious!

Reese's Overload Cookie Layer Cakes - So easy, super impressive and loaded with peanut butter cups!! http://backforseconds.com #reeses #recipe #cookies #layercake #cookietower

You all are is serious luck today. You are getting two killer recipes for the price of one. These Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are incredible on their own – seriously one of the best cookies I’ve ever eaten!

Reese's Overload Cookie Layer Cakes - So easy, super impressive and loaded with peanut butter cups!! http://backforseconds.com #reeses #recipe #cookies #layercake #cookietower

They are soft and chewy, and completely addictive.  When making the cookie dough, I toss the peanut butter cups in whole. When you gently turn on the mixer to stir them through the batter, they break apart in all different sizes. This makes for an awesome cookie. Some bites have big chunks of peanut butter, others are more loaded with chocolate. The peanut butter breaks up enough that you taste it in every bite, and I just love the texture of these cookies!

Like I said, the cookies alone are stellar. You need to make them!

Reese's Overload Cookie Layer Cakes - So easy, super impressive and loaded with peanut butter cups!! http://backforseconds.com #reeses #recipe #cookies #layercake #cookietower

Just to put these cookies over the top, I decided to make the cookie version of a layer cake.

Best. Idea. Ever.

I stacked the cookies with my favorite chocolate fudgy frosting, then smothered them in even more peanut butter cups and a drizzle of chocolate.  Seriously scrumptious!!!

I think it would be such a fun idea to make mini cookies and make individual Reese’s Overload Cookie Layer Cakes for a party! Everyone gets their own impressive dessert :)

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Reese’s Overload Cookie Layer Cakes

Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 28 minutes
These Reese's Overload Cookie Layer Cakes will take your cookies to a whole new level of scrumptious! Towers of chewy cookies, fudge frosting, and a whole lot of peanut butter cups are sure to impress!

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 10oz mini peanut butter cups
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream

Directions

Cookies
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt and mix until smooth. Gradually add in baking soda, cornstarch, and flour until incorporated. Add peanut butter cups, reserving 8 or so for topping, if desired. With the mixer on low, blend until the peanut butter cups are broken and well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by the spoonful on a cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until lightly golden. Do not over bake. Let cool before filling.
Frosting
Step 2
Chop reserved peanut butter cups and set aside for topping.
In a medium bowl cream the butter with cocoa and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar and cream, beat until smooth. If too thick add in another TBS of cream.
Pipe or spread the frosting onto a cooled cookie. Top with another cookie, frosting, cookie, frosting, and another cookie. Sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups on top. Repeat with remaining cookies.
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Comments

  1. says

    These are completely and ridiculously insane in the best way possible. And now I just want peanut butter + chocolate + cookies for breakfast.

    • says

      They are out of control, for sure! Thanks so much, Sally!

  2. says

    These do look amazing Stephanie! I would be in chocolate heaven! :)

  3. says

    These are OUTRAGEOUS and I need like, five of them. I LOVE how decadent and over the top they are.. just like yours truly :) haha. Your photos are gorgeous too, my beautiful friend!

    • says

      Oh yeah, that’s what happened here too :) Thanks so much for visiting!

  4. says

    Oh good golly! These are so wrong and yet…pretty sure I am going to make them anyway! ;) Thanks for sharing at Serendipity and Spice.

  5. Cathy Compeau says

    Wow! I don't even want to know how many days calories are in these! Those are OMG – WOW!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! The party is open every Friday and closes at midnight on Wednesday night. Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Hugs, Cathy

  6. says

    Wow! I’m sure those would be a hit anywhere you take them! They look so decadent!

    • says

      Ha, thanks for visiting, Shelly! Wish I could share some with you :)

  7. says

    Oh my, that looks SO good!

  8. says

    Those looks amazing! I am not sure how long those would last in my house! They are huge but really wouldn’t last long!

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