Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fabulous Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by Colleen

Fabulous Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies by Colleen
Hi Barb--

Here is another recipe for you. Just made it to send to William in a care package. If you like chocolate and peanut butter, these are HEAVEN. Not sure if I have sent before. I submitted it to a PTA cookbook once.

The thing to do is to get on my friend Megan Fisher¹s distribution list and have her bring you her cookies already made. Short of that, stock up on the Reese's (or pirate them out of your kid's Halloween candy) and make your own. This is a good time to get the Reese's cheap post Halloween. My Target has walls of leftover candy. I double the recipe. It is a bit of work to make with all the unwrapping, and go big or go home, right?

---Colleen

Megan's Fabulous Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
10 large Reese's peanut butter cups, cut into 4-6 pieces*
1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

Cream butter and peanut butter together with sugar.
Add vanilla and eggs.
Add in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and mix until smooth.
Stir in peanut butter cup pieces and chocolate chips.
Drop dough (about 3 Tablespoons) onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake in 350 degree oven 11-13 minutes until dry and slightly firm to touch.
LET COOKIES COOL ON SHEET FOR AT LEAST ONE MINUTE before removing carefully to cooling rack. Use wide spatula for removal.
Cool completely and then store in airtight container.

Makes 2-3 dozen cookies.

(*I think you can also use the small Reese's peanut butter cups (use 20-25), but don¹t use Reese's Pieces. You won't get the same comforting feeling if you are crunching through the hard candy coating. Leave the Reese's Pieces to ET.)

---Colleen



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