I’ve had a hankering for some yummy chocolate peanut butter chip cookies for a few weeks now. Mellow Man says that he was tired of hearing me say that I want them, and then not bake them. The reason I wasn’t rushing into anything was that I was searching for the best recipe I could find. I first had chocolate peanut butter chip cookies on Election Day 2000. I remember this because: 1) The 2000 Election is hard to forget; 2) The school where I voted decided to host a PTA bake sale in front of the polling room. (I should mention this to Frog’s PTA, as it’s a brilliant idea.) Now Mellow Man loves Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, they are one of his favorite candies, so I really wanted to make these for him. I finally got around to buying some Reese’s peanut butter chips about two weeks ago, and I looked at the recipe on the back of the chips. It was the recipe I remembered, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. However, I’ve also got nearly 13 years of baking under my belt since 2000, so I decided to tinker a bit. I’m very pleased with the Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip cookies that I ended up creating.
Here’s the recipe I used:
2 1/2 Sticks of Butter, softened (1 1/4 Cups).
1 Cup White/Granulated Sugar
3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 Tsp Natural Vanilla
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
3/4 Unsweetened Cocoa
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 10oz bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips
1 King-Sized Bag of Reese’s Pieces
Instructions: While Butter is softening, mix dry ingredients in large bowl (e.g., flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream softened butter with sugar until mixture is fluffy and light. Add eggs and beat well. Add Vanilla. Slowly add in the bowl of dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until the dough is light and fluffy. Pour in the bag of chips and mix at a low setting. Scoop cookie dough and drop onto cookie sheet, sprinkle Reese’s Pieces on top. I cooked the cookies for 9 minutes, and had to stick a couple of the batches back in.
They are very rich and delicious. Definitely served best with an ice cold glass of milk. A little definitely goes a long way, but the funny thing is, they are almost gone… Yum!
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