Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wonderful Recipe Wednesday - Reece's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Don't worry, I know its not Wednesday!  :)  This week has kind of gotten away from me but I still wanted to share a delicious cookie recipe I found.  Natalie and I made these yesterday for my hubby's birthday.  They are so easy and delicious!

These cookies are soft and due to my personal preferences, a little under baked. :)  They are also a perfect mixture of peanut butter and chocolate.  A big hit in our house!!

Reece's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies
original source from Averie Cooks (slightly tweaked)

1 large egg
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (only use regular - not natural - peanut butter)
1/2 cup of butter (I prefer to use salted and not add extra salt)
1 tbsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup mini Reece's pieces
1 cup mini chocolate chips

In a stand mixer, combine egg, brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and vanilla until creamy.
In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda.  Slowly add to egg, sugar and butter mixture.
Add Reece's pieces and chocolate chips.  I prefer to hand mix at this point to ensure the chips stay intact.
Refrigerate dough for 1 to 2 hours prior to baking.  This helps keep the cookies from spreading during cooking.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  I use my small cookie scoop and place about 12 to 15 cookies per sheet.  Bake for about 7 mins.  Centers will look a little gooey but the cookie will firm up as it sits.
Yields about 4 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! Lauren those cookies look delish!

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