Sunday, July 24, 2011

Reese's Chocolate Cookies

I felt the urge to crank out some cookies the other night. Although the weather here in Northeast Ohio has been "Heat-Advisory"-hot and we're urged NOT to use our ovens AND my A/C is on the fritz, I couldn't help myself. I love baking, LOVE it.
My mom has recently been experimenting with different flavors of Praline Candy (it's a Southern thing) and just so happens to have many different kinds of chips and assorted dessertsy flavorings in our pantry. So I went in there and snatched up some unloved Reese's peanut butter chips. On the back is a recipe for:

[Hershey's] Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set aside.

2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in peanut butter chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. (Do not overbake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.) Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4-1/2 dozen cookies.

They turned out very delicious! Family's favorite dessert of mine so far. What kind of chocolate-peanut butter recipes have you been enjoying lately?

Until we meet again,
Jess ♥

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