It’s been a while so here were are with a batch of cookies – but not just any cookies. These are my take on Reeses peanut butter cookies.
These cookies have bene one of my favourite things to make this year in all honesty. I love all things peanut butter and Reeses but haven’t been making them or using peanut butter due to someone around me having a nut allergy. However, things have changed and I can finally make and enjoy them without feeling bad.
I have included as much Reeses as humanly possibly – I just wish they still sold the chocolate peanut butter spread by Reeses, that would have been the epitome for this recipe.
Anyway, lets get started, shall we?
65g granulated sugar.
115g light brown sugar.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
200g plain flour.
1/2 tsp baking powder.
pinch of salt.
100g milk chocolate chips.
50g tiny Reeses cups.
50g Reese pieces.
Peanut butter (for filling).
Mini Reeses peanut butter cups (for decoration).
tiny Reeseds peanut butter cups (for decoration).
Reese pieces (for decoration).
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. Start by preheating your oven to 180˚c/350˚f, weighing up all of your ingredients, line your baking trays with parchment paper and get any equipment you may need, such as a stand mixer (with a beater attachment), spatula and ice cream/large cookie scoop.
To get started on the cookie dough, take a mixing bowl and place in the butter, granulated sugar and light brown sugar. Then beat them all together until they are well combined. – the mixture should be lighter and fluffier.
Then add the egg and vanilla extract. You will notice the consistency change as you add incorporate the ingredients, this is completely normal and you shouldn’t worry about it too much, unless the mixture has scrambled (which it shouldn’t do at this stage).
Then go ahead and give the bowl a good scraping down, again just to incorporate any bits that may not have been fully worked in from earlier on.
Now add the dry ingredients into the mix, followed by the chocolate chips, tiny Reeses cups and Reeses pieces. Fold everything together by hand using a spatula until you have clear and well formed dough – try not to over-mix at this stage.
For each cookie, take one scoop of dough and flatten it out slightly. Fill the centre of one of them with a generous amount of the peanut butter and then enclose the filling inside the dough, with the dough from the outer edge. Roll into a rounded shape and flatten slightly, then place onto a baking tray with space to allow spreading.
You can then place your cookies into the preheated oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until they have spread and the edges are a slightly more golden brown colour.
Straight from the oven, you’ll want to finish off the decorating process. Take your various Reese chocolates and use them by pressing them lightly onto the cookies in whichever formation you like or works for you.
Allow to cool and firm up a little, then enjoy slightly warm or cold – either way works well!
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.