I recently started by senior year of college and moved into a new apartment with six other girls. I had never lived with that many other people before plus I didn’t know most of them very well so I decided to make a good first impression by doing what I do best, baking. Let me tell you, nothing gets you in people’s good graces faster than baked goods. They don’t even have to be home made, as long as you do all the work yourself and possibly let them lick the spatula, you will have friends for life. I was craving chocolate and peanut butter and found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs http://sallysbakingaddiction.com. What really takes this recipe to the next level is the peanut butter chips made by Reese’s and the extra chocolate chips that make the cookies seem half-baked, which is preferred in my apartment. Btw, yes that is the ocean you can see through the window, I have an ocean side apartment!!!!
Reese’s Pieces Cookies
- 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour sifted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside
- Melt 1 cup of the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave or over a hot water bath. Stir periodically until smooth.
- Cream the butter and sugars (white and brown) the mixture will be grainy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients slowly and then fold in the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips and the Reese’s peanut butter chips.
- Refrigerate the dough for an hour or two until it is firm. This step results in round tall cookies, if you prefer thinner cookies that spread out skip this step.
- Use a 1in diameter cooky scoop or roll a 2 tablespoons of dough and place on cookie sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes or until cracked with a still soft center. The cookies will set up after baking.
(recipe adapted from http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/10/08/death-by-chocolate-peanut-butter-chip-cookies/)