I am not feeling well today so this is going to be short. I know better than to blog after taking a large shot of Nyquil. These Reese’s Pieces cookies were so popular here, that I think that this batch lasted about 4 hours. They look like they are going to be a firm, hearty, cookie, but really, they are very delicate. Almost like a little chocolate cake. But with the addition of crunchy, salty, and sweet peanut butter candies. Anything that is a combo of salty and sweet gets me, and these cookies hit all of my happy places. Soft, crunchy, salty, sweet. Make these over the weekend for a nice lunchbox treat on Monday. You will have some very happy little people.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup room temperature butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups Reese’s Pieces
Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping the bowl a few times.
Add the vanilla and egg.
Add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix until the dough comes together.
Add the Reese’s Pieces and blend until they are incorporated. Do not mix too much, or the Reese’s will break.
Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 12 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. The edges will be set, and the centers will still be soft.