Friday, December 16, 2011

Chocolate Chips and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

If you have not entered the Vanilla Bean Giveaway, you can do so here .

I baked this batch of cookies to mail it to Carlos. They are just regular chocolate chips cookies but to make it extra special I top it with a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cup since it is Carlos favorite. They turn out pretty darn good and you can’t stop by eating one or two. They are so addictive! If you like chocolate and peanut butter –these cookies are for you.


2 stick/1 cup/226 gram butter – room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
40 – 45 pieces Mini Reese’s Peanut butter candy
1 cup macadamia nuts – roughly chopped (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats.
2. In a large bowl, use electric mixer to cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars for 2 minutes. Add egg, vanilla and continue to mix until well combined.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda and salt. Add dry mixture to wet mixture. Stir together just until the dry ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
4. Place a tablespoon of cookie dough on the baking sheet, leave about an inch apart from each other and top it with a Reese’s peanut butter cup. Press it down a bit into the dough. Repeat with same to the rest of the dough.
5. Bake for about 15-17 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned and cooked.


Shereen said...

Justyn will go ga-ga over this cookie,I bet you!He's a huge fan of Reese's peanut butter.Maybe I'll get him to bake this himself as he just started the summer holidays yesterday.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I have so long did not make cookies, usually only make cookies during CNY and also because i'm not big fan of cookies except chocolate cookies, hehehe.. Yours look so yummy !

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

I will be baking chocolate cookies for friends...Yours look yummy.

ann low said...

Yummy! I'd like to add this in my baking list. Thanks for sharing, Gert :)
Have a pleasant weekend :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

So sweet of you to mail your hubby cookies! I bet anyone would fall for these! Yum, I love Reeses peanut butter cups, I can down at least 4 of those at one go when I was in CA! With milk of course, yum!

tinyskillet said...

I like the texture of your cookies, they are not so flat. I will have to make them soon!

lena said...

peanut butter in bakes always make people hungry for more!heard a lot of those reese pb, i think they must be real good!!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

wow! Carlos must feel the love all way from PA!! very thoughtful wife,must sayang! lol! I like your presentation with milk!! like Santa is coming!!

Babe_KL said...

nice! ive used chopped snickers in my cookies before

Elin said...

Gertrude, I can imagine how delicious these cookies are :) and Carlos is so blessed to have you send them all the way to SF to him :)) baked with so much love in it :p knowing he loves those Reese Peanuts butter cups in them :) Here is me wishing you , Carlos and Diana "Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year "

Christine Kowandi said...

My hubby and I just bought an oven, yay! Plan to make this asap and I hope I can win the Vanilla Bean Giveaway! Thanks! :)

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

More Reese goodies! I am not a big fan of the candy but when used in pastries, like Hershey's kisses, they are quite adorable!

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, Yea I know he is a fan of Reese's just like Carlos. This is easy to make and I am sure he is going to like it.

Sonia, thank you. I didn't bake much for Christmas but made this specially for Carlos :)

Eileen, thanks.

Ann, you are welcome and thank you so much for the gift :)

Bee Bee, yea the Reese's can be addictive. Sweet, salty and chocolaty at the same time :)

Lyndsey, I hope you like this.

Lena, oh yea. The next time I make this again I am going to chop up some Reese's to put in it :)

Lesley, ha ha..kasihan him. All by himself there so made him this to cheer him up :)

Babe_KL, that sounds good too!

Elin, ha ha yea. I am sure he is going to like this. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Merry Christmas too!!

Christine, did you comment at the giveaway. I didn't see you comment?

Shirley, me either but when it is in cookies they are good ha ha..