Monday, December 20, 2010

Chocolate reeses pieces cookies

While I'm planning out what will be made on my baking sprees I try to keep Tim in mind, because more frequently than not he is doomed to be my tester. When we were in high school there was a cookie stand at lunch that sold chocolate reeses pieces cookies and he would always buy some, so I figured it would be fun to attempt to recreate them.

Now as far as my recipes go, this was experimental as they come. I haven't made many chocolate cookies, so I was shooting in the dark. Luckily, they turned out wonderfully after a few alterations. They were thoroughly enjoyed at our birth class reunion, our friends (two of which are fantastic photographers) gave glowing reviews.

1/3 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbl peanutbutter
1 cup reeses pieces (more or less to your taste of course)

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Start by creaming together butter, egg, sugars, cocoa, peanutbutter, and whipping cream
  3. Add in the vanilla, salt, baking powder & soda, mix thoroughly
  4. Work in the flour next, it took a few times scraping the edges of the bowl and restarting the mixer to get it all incorporated
  5. Next come the reeses pieces, mixing them in with a mixer is very loud...
  6. I used a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie baller to separate out balls of dough, after that you'll need to smush them down with a fork before baking. (if you forget do it right after you take them out of the oven and it will work just as well)
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, they come out of sort of puffy but will settle down while cooling.

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