Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Monster Cookies

Oh Boy! These are EVERY bit at good as they good as they look- and maybe even better!!! A big thank you to the blog Lemon Sugar for this super yummy PB cookie recipe that I copied verbatim!! If you are a peanut butter lover, make these stat!
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Reese's Pieces mini candies, 1 bag (I couldn't find mini Reese', I used regular...but, I ran, if you can only find regular, you might need a bag and a half)
Preheat oven to 350F

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer) cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar.  Beat until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla, and beat to combine.

Slowly add dry ingredients, and beat just until combined.  Don't over beat at this stage.  Stir in oats, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.  Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.

Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Pour Reese's Pieces candies onto a plate or into a flat bowl.

Using a large cookie scoop (about 3 Tablespoons) drop cookie dough into the bowl of candies. Gently use your hand to press the dough down into the cookies and flatten the dough into a disc, then transfer to cookie sheet.  Bake, six at a time, for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to darken. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes.  If you skip this step, the cookies might break when you transfer them to a cooling rack.

Allow to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes before serving. Makes 16 - 18 cookies.

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