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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Over the Top Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookie # 16 is:

Over the Top Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper

¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups flour
1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips
32 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, cut into 4 pieces

Mix butter and sugars together until creamy and fluffy. Mix in peanut butter then add eggs and mix well. Add vanilla.

Mix in the soda, salt and flour. Stir in chocolate chips.

Using a large cookie scoop or an ice cream scooper, place 6 scoops of dough on prepared baking sheets. Use your hand to slightly flatten each cookie scoop. Cook for 12 minutes.

Remove cookies from oven and lightly press 8 cut up pieces of Reese’s peanut butter cups in the top of each cookie. Return to oven for 2 more minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes then transfer to a cooking rack.

Makes about 18 LARGE cookies