One of my favorite combinations is peanut butter and chocolate. When I was pregnant (many years ago) and trying not to be a huge balloon. I vividly remember going to CHMS’s musical and before finding a seat stopping by the snack bar and buying a Reese’s cup! I relished every bite taking an hour or more to eat the three peanut butter cups. Truthfully, that is the last time that I have purchased a triple cup of Reese’s. But, I have eaten many of the miniature ones since that night.
This year GI Joe chose the candy to give out to all the neighbors for Halloween and you guessed it there were Reese’s cups. We had so many of them left and I searched blogs to find some use for them. It did not take long. Real Mom Kitchen posted this great cookie recipe and when I saw it I just had to make it. They are fabulous! Especially right out of the oven. Oh My! I had to send them with GI Joe to work the next day for fear that I would eat all of them. Without a doubt this is the best peanut butter cookie recipe that I have ever made. I think that it is a rather renegade recipe. Every ingredient is beaten together except for the dry ingredients. Then you just stir them in. Really simple, but really good. I have made them three times this month so that should tell you that they are worth trying. Just get out your mixer and make someone smile!
Mix these ingredients together . This is the view after mixing.
Next stir in 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour. Forgot to take a photo. Sorry!
Using a tablespoon drop mixture onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. I put a dozen on each baking sheet. Take a fork and make crisscross indention in the cookie dough.
Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Take out of the oven and slightly press 4 or 5 pieces of Reese’s cup into the cookie. Return to the oven for 2 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack if you can refrain from stuffing them into your mouth.
Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s cups adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
yield 3 dozen great cookies
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 32 miniature Reese’s cups cut in 4 pieces ( I have used the large size cut into pieces)
- Mix together the first 6 ingredients.
- Stir in dry ingredients.
- Using a tablespoon drop cookie dough on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Slightly press Reese’s cup into the cookie.
- Return to the oven for about 2 minutes.
- Refrain from eating the entire 3 dozen cookies and save some for your loved ones.
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