Thursday, June 19, 2008

Reese Cookies

Okay, so blogger is being irritating and so is photobucket! On my last post, almanac recipes, I do apologize.

On to the cookies. How many of us here like chocolate?? All of us - that is good. Now, how many like peanut butter?? All of us again - wonderful! Now how many of us like chocolate with peanut butter? Once again, unanimous! (sorry if I misspelled that word, I am not awake yet) I think it is a universal given that chocolate and peanut butter are made for each other. From since I can remember, my Mom's favorite candy bar has been a Reese's. they are so fun to eat, too, because you can share easily without getting messy! That love of chocolate and peanut butter has been passed down to me. Although I would have to say that Heath bars run a close second and I have recently discovered Twix Java and they are really good. Let's don't forget Mounds, they are in there too.

ANY way . . . . these cookies are great. Just the thing to whip up if you have a bit of time, kids love them, adults love them, I can only think of one person who did not like them, because he is allergic to peanuts.

REESE'S Chewy Chocolate Cookies
4-1/2 dozen cookies.

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips

Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in peanut butter chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 9 minutes. (Do not overbake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.) Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


As you can see, the cookie monsters around here have already gotten into them!

This dough also holds well in the refrigerator.

Stay tuned tomorrow for . . . Strawberry-Rhubarb pie!


Jan said...

I have to say, I'm not a fan of peanut butter. Maybe it's because it was never a part of my childhood, growing up in England.

But I do look forward to the strawberry and rhubarb pie, both of which I love.

Jan said...

Lovely looking cookies Raquel! Now I'm waiting for the strawberry rhubarb pie!!

Kevin said...

Those Reeses cookies sound really good!

Marie said...

YOu just can't beat the combination of chocolate and peanutbutter! I love it! Your cookies look great! I wish we could get peanut butter chips over here!

nicisme said...

Oh man, they look good Raquel!