8.20.2010

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies


Peanut, peanut butter. In cookies. Cause it's good, peanut butter, in cookies. Good, peanut butter, in cookies. La la la. Yeah, I know that's not how the song goes. I had to improvise for this blog post. I'm in a great mood(if you couldnt already tell) after finally finding the perfect Reese's pieces cookie recipe, and let me tell you, it was NOT EASY.

The recipes I found online were just not making the cut; they kept coming out with the wrong consistency. So I decided I to take one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes and switch it up a bit, and alas, peanut butter utopia.


Soft, but not too soft. Chewy. Moist. Just enough peanut butter. Just enough Reese's pieces. Straight up scrumptious.

Next time I make these, I think I will add cocoa powder...oh yes...a chocolate and peanut butter combination *swooon*

Reese's Pieces Cookies

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Ingredients:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar(dark or light)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk, from a large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup Reese's pieces

Directions

Place oven racks in the upper and lower 1/3s of the oven. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix butters and sugars with a mixer until blended and smooth.

Add egg, yolk, and vanilla. Mix until incorporated.

Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in Reese's pieces.

Divide into 18 equal balls. 
Bake for 15-18 minutes, rotating front to back, and top to bottom after 8 minutes. (I baked them for 13-14 minutes.)

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