Published on May 18th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain0
Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies
Did you know today is I Love Reese’s Day?
I had no idea there was even such a day.
It’s probably unofficial, but I love any holiday designed to celebrate food!
I love cookies, I love making cookies, and I really really love jumbo monster cookies.
I love cookies that are huge, filled with goodies and soft and tender. PERFECTION!
And, I love Reese’s Pieces. I remember watching E.T. the movie and seeing Drew Barrymore placing the candies on the ground, I was a bit older than her, but I saw her as myself, a little blonde girl who wanted to be sweet and play. When I first saw it, I thought they were M&M’s as the Pieces weren’t as popular. I have been hooked on them since. What’s not to love about sweet peanutty bits on and in a cookie?
My Reese’s pieces peanut butter cookies recipe is a big one. I love to mix up a big batch once, sort my cookie dough into patties, quick freeze them and then pop them into a gallon freezer baggies.
That way, I always have cookie dough waiting to be baked off, and we can pretty much have fresh cookies all the time.
In a mixer -
add 2 cups butter
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups brown sugar
cream together, then add
3 tsp vanilla
mix well into the batter.
Now add 2 tblsp. cornstarch
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
6.5 cups of flour
1/2 bag of 12 0z bag of reese’s pieces
2 cups of chocolate chips
Once you have a firm batter, remove from mixer and ball into golf ball sized piece of dough.
Take the remaining amount of pieces and put them in a bowl.
Take the ball of cookie dough and press one side into the Reese’s pieces.
Put them on a parchment covered cookie sheet. At this point you can freeze them or bake them right off.
Don’t they look good? I could eat them up just like that.
Once you are ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and bake them for about 15-18 minutes. You want them to be set up but not very browned.
Pile them up and eat!