Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

I really wanted to get rid of the Halloween candy this year so when adults showed up at my door and said "Trick or Treat", I gladly handed over the candy. (Alright, I was really tempted to say "Hey, lady aren't you a little old to ask for candy?" but I fought the urge. :) Unfortunately, The constant doorbell ringing woke my sleeping baby and I had to turn off my porch light before all the candy was gone.

If you have leftover Reese's Peanut Butter cups and don't want to spend the next week fighting the urge to eat them when no one is looking, here's a recipe for you! It comes from a neat site called "Apples and Twinkies". (Too cute!)

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cup mixture of milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips
  • 32 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, each cut into 4 pieces or use full size Reese's peanut butter cups and cut them into 8 small chunks
  1. Mix the ingredients down to the vanilla. Add soda, salt, and flour. Fold in chips.
  2. Using and ice cream scoop, scoop dough (these are big cookies). Place 6 scoops of dough on ungreased cookie sheet. Use your hand and slightly flatten each scoop of dough. Cook for 12 minutes at 350.
  3. Remove cookies from oven and lightly press 8 cut up pieces of the Reese’s peanut butter cups over the top of each cookie. 
  4. Return to oven for 2 more minutes. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes before placing on cooling rack. 
Makes 20 cookies.

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