The holidays are fast approaching. Are you ready?
I spend last Thanksgiving in Spain. It is a pretty epic way to spend the holiday. This year is going to be much more low key. I am going to go hang out at a friends' house. We are not even making thanksgiving foods.
I didn't want to make the whole Thanksgiving spread. I'm glad that she didn't want to either. It seems like a big hassle for just two people. I believe we will be eating pasta and cookies, two of the best comfort foods in my book.
I made these chocolate cookies for the sole purpose of taking them to work. Unfortunately, two of my coworkers have peanut allergies. I knew that one had peanut allergies, but I forgot.
Oh well! Next time I will remember. Chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite things, so I tend to make peanut and chocolate desserts. Maybe I'll bring chocolate mint cookies for Christmas.
I found the chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipe I used as the base on allrecipes.com. I swapped out most of the chocolate chip cookies with Reece's baking cups and Reece's Pieces candy. I have used this recipe before, and it's a keeper.
The ingredients are 1 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 2 cups all purpose flour, 2/3 cup cocoa powder, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups Reece's baking cups and Reece's Pieces candy, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
I creamed the butter and sugar together for a few minutes.
I beat in the eggs one at a time. I then beat in the vanilla.
I mixed in the baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt.
I then mixed in the flour.
I carefully mixed in the Reece's baking cups and Reece's Pieces Candy.
I let these cookies sit in the fridge overnight, but you could also bake them immediately. I baked the cookies for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
I let the cookies cool for a couple of minutes before removing the cookies to cool on a wire rack.
As I mentioned, I have used this chocolate chocolate chip cookie multiple times, and it always turns out well. It is a recipe I intend to use many times in the future as well.
The cookies have a rich and deep chocolate flavor.
They have a chewy and brownie like texture in the center. They are a little caramelized on the edges.
These cookies had additional crush and sweetness from the peanut butter cups and Reece's Pieces candy.
The Reese's pieces were a little crunchy and had a yummy peanut butter flavor. The cups of courses added additional peanut butter. They were gooey and creamy too.
The peanut butter and chocolate went perfectly together. It is always a wonderful pairing.
These were wonderfully delicious cookies.
They were rich and decadent. Yum!