Chocolate and peanut butter cookies
I was luck to be given a huge bag of Reese’s Pieces and knew they would have to go into cookies. I could easily eat them without baking them in anything but I thought cookies would be a lovely thing to make and share with my friends. I decided to add peanut butter to the mix as well as having the pieces in them. This was a very good decision. These were happily devoured very quickly.
I love the look of the Reese’s Pieces going into the dough.
To make nice size cookies I used a heaped tablespoon per one and it made 20 cookies.
– 140g unsalted butter
– 60g peanut butter
– 300g light brown soft sugar
– 2 eggs
– a few drops of vanilla extract
– 350g plain flour
– 50g cocoa powder
– 1 teaspoon of bicarb of soda
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– pinch of salt
– 200g Reese’s Pieces (set 50g aside to decorate the dough before it goes in the oven
– Preheat the oven to 170 degrees / 160 fan /Gas mark 3 and line 3 baking sheets with greaseproof baking parchment.
– Cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugar.
– Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix in.
– Sieve in the flour, baking powder, cocoa, bicarb and a pinch of salt.
– Stir in in the flour until you get a thick mix. If is it too dry add a little splash of milk.
– Add 150g of the Reese’s Pieces and mix in until evenly distributed.
– Take heaped tablespoons of the mix and pop them on the lined baking trays. Make sure they aren’t too close together as they will spread.
– Use up the last Reese’s Pieces to add a few to the top of the cookies.
– Bake for 10 minutes.
– Allow the cookies to cool for a few seconds and enjoy. They taste lovely warm with a cup of tea.
I’m entering these cookies into Lucy at Supergolden Bakes weekly round up #CookBlogShare.