Sunday, May 9, 2010

Reese's® Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Bonjour mes amis! Comment êtes-vous? Avec moi, c'est très bon! Sorry, I’ll switch back to English now. My French always improves whenever I visit France. But that’s a different story and a different post! On to Reese’s® Chewy Chocolate Cookies: I’ve been wanting to bake these cookies for a while now, and my anticipation grew each day. Unfortunately, they did not live up to my expectations. They were somewhat disappointing for several reasons: 1) They didn’t turn out as pretty as I hoped they would be (or at least as pretty as they look on the Reese’s® peanut butter chips package). 2) Despite their name, these weren’t chewy at all. They were rather crisp. I think the reason they weren’t that chewy, is because the recipe doesn’t use any light brown sugar. 3) The cookies tasted fine. Not spectacular, not too bad. If you want a really good chocolate cookie recipe, I recommend Martha Stewart’s Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Rating: 3 out of 5.

Reese’s® Chewy Chocolate Cookies recipe: HersheysKitchens.com

Ingredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups (2½ sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ⅔ cup (one 10oz package) peanut butter chips

Instructions:
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in peanut butter chips.
- Drop by rounded teaspoons (mine were rounded tablespoons, I prefer larger cookies) onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.






Chocolate and peanut butter together has got to be the invention of the (previous) century!
Tomorrow I'm trying ice cream sandwiches with these.


I hope you are having a beautiful and blessed Mother’s Day! Along with the cookies, I baked a Vanilla Bundt Cake. My mother and grandmother adore Bundt cakes! Coming back from vacation just yesterday, I didn’t have a single thing in my house; no sour cream, no buttermilk, no lemons, nada. So the only option for me was to mix butter, sugar and flour together and pop it into the oven! And it makes the most sublime cake ever!

9 comments:

Chele said...

Oh but they do look wonderful! Such a shame they weren't what you wanted though. Maybe a bit of recipe tweaking would help? I'm more than happy to be taste tester for you ;0)

Lucie said...

I hope you enjoyed your trip to France!
What a disappointment for the Reese's cookies, because a chocolate cookie with reese's chips sounds so good!

ArchaeologyAnna said...

Wow! These look delicious! I will have to try them. I have never seen a cookie like that!

ABowlOfMush said...

Aw, I love reeses pieces. Would love to try a cookie that tastes like them!

They look so yum! :)

Kristin said...

They look soooo good! Again very inspiring! Wishing you a great new week! (p.s. I'm having a giveaway)

Kristin xxxx

Natalie... said...

Hope you hada good time in France, I think these cookies look pretty good, sorry they werent really what you were hoping for :( i love reeses stuff, its so amazingly good yumm :)

Classic Style in City said...

yummie :)

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

did you know Hershey is in Pennsylvania? actually my companies corporate offices are there...how neat is that? right near the chocolate factory!! :)

Clare said...

I worked in America this summer and somebody at work made these. They were honestly the most delicious cookies I've ever had. She said in addition to the recipe she added a pudding mix to it (it tastes similar to Angel Delight to me but a little heavier) and also about a dollop (tablespoonish) of sour cream. It makes them soft in the middle and crunchie on the outside. About to attempt to make some now =D