Monday, April 2, 2012

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

What do you get when you put these two things together? Some of the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had, that's what!

The recipe comes from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. She puts chocolate chip in the cookies and I have tried that also. Those are good to. There isn't a recipe of her's that I have tried, that has not been like by everyone in the house.

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies  Adapted from: Mel's Kitchen Cafe
1 cup of butter, softened
2 cups smooth peanut butter
1 1/ 2 cups packed brown sugar (I prefer dark brown sugar, but light works well)
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package of mini Reese's Pieces (or 2 cups of chocolate chips)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I use parchment lined cookie sheets, but lightly greased sheet should work to. Beat the butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add both sugars and then the eggs, mixing another 2 minutes. Add the milk and vanilla. Stir the flour through the salt together in a separate bowl, then add to the wet mixture. Add the Reese's Pieces. I used a small cookie scope that holds about 2 teaspoons of dough. Bake 8-9 minutes. I like them very light because they stay softer. Wait a minute or 2 before removing to a cooling rack or they will fall apart. The original recipe uses tablespoon sized balls and cooks for 10-11 minutes. With these smaller one, I got about 8-9 dozen out of the batch. A ton! But that just meant I thought I could eat more of them. I think Reese's Peanut Butter is not as easy to find, as say Jif. It is really good though. I can't get it at Walmart, but I can at a smaller grocery in my town.
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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like an absolutely wonderful cookie! I'm going to have to make a batch of these!