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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies

Reese's Pieces have to be one of my favorite candies!  I have loved them since the first time I tried them... which, by the way.... and this is totally going to date me... was right after I saw the preview for E.T. - Oh, I may have had them before that, but honestly, that is when I really remember loving them.  That love affair has lasted a number of years.... sooooo, when I just happened to grab a large bag of Reese's Pieces at the store (how the heck did those end up in the basket???) I wanted to do something other than completely devour them in one sitting.... so I decided on cookies that I could completely devour in one sitting instead :)  These ....   were....  AWESOME!!!!!

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies
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1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Reese's Pieces candies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beet butter, both sugars, peanut butter, egg and vanilla in a bowl of a stand mixer (using the paddle attachment) until light and fluffy.  In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture, beating until well blended.  Remove from stand mixer and fold in candies. Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned; remove from oven.  Cool slightly; remove from pan to wire rack to cool completely.  Makes 2 dozen cookies.

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belleau kitchen said...

these are just so much fun... I love how child-like they are... although I wouldn't share mine with a child... or anyone!

StephenC said...

I made it out of the market yesterday without having bought any sinful snack foods. Candy bars, cookies, chips - it all sounds good. Wonder if I'm pregnant.

Pam said...

I love them too so I know I would love these cookies!

Debra said...

These would not last long in our house. YUM!

Chris said...

ET was my first movie date and I held Diane J.'s hand. Sigh....

Just saw ET again the other day and wondered if they even still made Reese's Pieces anymore. Mystery solved.

Angie's Recipes said...

How pretty! I love the added colourful candies.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Yum, yum yum. ET phone home!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Jenn, I don't eat candy, but my husband would gobble these up - he love's Reese's AND peanut butter cookies - to have both in one treat would just be too wonderful!

Carla said...

Yummy! Thank you for sharing.

Michael Toa said...

Reese's Pieces is also one of my favourite candies... Awesome cookies Jenn! I'd definitely eat all of them in one sitting :)

Yenta Mary said...

Reese's Pieces are some of the best candies EVER!!! Oh, man, those look so, so good ... :)

Lea Ann (Cooking on The Ranch) said...

Fun cookies. I need to get my list together so I can do some holiday baking. Tis the season.

Cranberry Morning said...

Funny how a movie title can give you away, huh! I'm assuming you meant the re-run of the movie on late night TV, right, cuz you surely wouldn't have been around for the original E.T. (and don't call me Shirley.) ;-)

I wonder if I look really hard if I will find some of these Reeses Pieces cookies in my freezer...

Denise said...

YUM another to add to my stash of recipes