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
Recipe from Hersheys.com
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 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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