Oatmeal Mini Pieces Cookies

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Oatmeal Mini Pieces CookiesI discovered these mini Reese’s Pieces at the market last week and immediately decided I had to buy them. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them though, so when I noticed the recipe on the bag I figured I’d give it a try. I’m glad I did–these are cookies E.T. would devour in a heartbeat.

And as much as I wish E.T. could have eaten them, I was pretty satisfied that my new coworkers (yes, I got a job–a two month freelance gig, but it’s a job!) gobbled them up well before lunch. And I can’t blame them. The cookies are the perfect texture–chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and have wonderful flavor and crunch from the Reese’s Pieces. I’ll definitely be making these again!

2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 1/3 cups Reese’s pieces (10 oz pkg)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  2. Cream shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt. Add alternately with milk to sugar mixture. Stir in oats and candy pieces.
  3. Drop by scant 1/4 cupfuls or #16 scoop onto prepared pan. (I used a medium size cookie scoop.)
  4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes on cookie sheet. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 1 dozen cookies. (I got about two dozen using the smaller scoop.)

Recipe adapted from bag of mini Reese’s Pieces.
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4 Responses to “Oatmeal Mini Pieces Cookies”

    Bethany on 1 November 11th, 2009 6:12 am

    Hmm, maybe I will try those! Delicious!

    Seanna Lea on 2 November 11th, 2009 11:49 am

    Oh yummy! I will have to make these sometime when I won’t be hanging out with my friend with the peanut allergies. So many wonderful things he misses out because of that!

    San Francisco Catering on 3 November 15th, 2009 4:07 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I will try it out at home and if it turns out good I may try it out for my San Francisco catering business

    Kristen on 4 November 18th, 2009 11:19 am

    OMgosh, I have forgotten what reese’s pieces taste like. It has been too long, sorry E.T. I love anything oatmeal, these sound yummy!