Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Reese's Cookies


At first glance you see a sugar cookie, but then you take a bite, and you get a sneaky suspicion that something wonderful has snuck its way into the middle of your cookie (see above). Like a mini Reese's peanut butter cup...

I made A LOT of cookies this past holiday, but these Reese's cookies are probably my favorite of the lot. Soft sugar cookies, gooey chocolate peanut butter center....uh, hello!

I came across this fabulous idea on With Style and Grace, and I had to give it a try. I tested out the recipe both with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and with York Peppermint Patties. I'll definitely keep experimenting with different kinds of candy...Rolos anyone? I'm excited to hear what your great ideas are.

Whether you've still got loot leftover from Halloween , or you're in the mood to surprise someone mid-bite - these are a fun cookie to bake. Think of all the candy variations there are to explore.

But seriously, who can go wrong with a peanut butter chocolate combo? Happy baking!


Reeses Cookies
Recipe from With Style And Grace - originally Picky Palate

2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional - I left them out)
Reeses Peanut Butter cups

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheets(s) with parchment paper and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs – one at a time and then vanilla, mix until well combined.

Mix together flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Carefully add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix in the chocolate chips if using. Take one scoop of cookie dough, place Reeses peanut butter cup on top and then take a second scoop of cookie dough and place on top of the Reeses. Press the cookie dough together, sealing the edges and then carefully mold into a ball.

Bake 9-13 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Enjoy!

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