Stress baking 2 – Reese’s cookies stuffed with peanut butter cups

Stepping up my cookies game!

Today’s treat I first learned about from my best friends – Helen, who made them for Christmas one year during college. They are a chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips and stuffed with peanut butter cups that are filled with Reese’s pieces. These cookies remind me of her, my group of friends from Geneseo, good times, when life was simple. We could also use some simplicity now. The co-vid 19 stuff gets more frightening every day. I pray that everyone has a hedge of protection around them and stays healthy and safe and that those who are sick are healed.❤

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract (you can use vanilla if you want)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bag peanut butter chips
  • Oreos or peanut butter cups or other candy

Directions – cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and extract. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and wrap around a piece of candy or Oreo. Chill at least a couple of hours. Preheat oven to 350. Stagger on cookie sheet. Bake 16 to 18 minutes. Cool completely.

Helen’s cookies!

Of course, I ran out of pb cups so I had to stuff some with Oreos. M&ms color code different cookie types. I am crazy, I know!

Store in covered container.

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