I like to make person specific treats for birthdays. This was one of them. One of my trivia members had a birthday in April and I made these cookies for her. She said she like chocolate, peanut butter and white chocolate. Just the day before I had been trolling my usual baking blogs and ran across this recipe on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen.
I didn't make any purposeful changes to the recipe. (Although I didn't use enough Reese's cups, but I blame Hershey's for that one). However, the recipe turned out differently than I anticipated. The cookies were much flatter than the pictures on the Queen's blog. Maybe I should have chilled the dough beforehand. Regardless, they were tasty and a hit at trivia.
Chocolate White Chocolate Reese's Cookies
- 1 1/4c butter, softened
- 2c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2t vanilla
- 2c flour
- 3/4c cocoa
- 1t baking soda
- 1/2t salt
- 20 oz bag Miniature Reese's White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, chopped into chunks (or about 2 generous cups) .... I only had 14oz. Lame.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and parchment up those cookie sheets.
- Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating until completely mixed in. Add vanilla and mix just until blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add to butter/sugar mixture and mix on low speed until well blended. Fold in chopped peanut butter cups.
- Drop by 1.5T cookie scoop on an parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes (they will cook a bit more during this time) before removing to cooling racks.
I couldn't only find 14oz (I think) bags of Reese's cups in all flavors of chocolate. As I said...lame. I would suggest trying to use the prescribed amount and chopping them maybe only in half rather than in fourths, like I did.