Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Double Chocolate Reese's Pieces Cookies--now with extra crocodile gods!

Good afternoon everyone!   I've been meaning to do a blog post for a few days now, and just haven't gotten to it. No excuses.

Well, some excuses. There was a 3 and a half hour line to get in to the voting machines yesterday, and most of that time was spent outside in windy 40 degree weather (that's 4 degrees for you Canadians).  And then I when I got home I had to make up that work time missed, which meant being on the claims computer until 7:30pm. I was pooped.

Next time I should bring a chair. And two books, because the line outlasted Wintersmith. Speaking of Sir Terry Pratchett, any Discworld fans up in the hizzouse today?


Why in the name of Offler the Crocodile God not???  Seriously, go pick up Wee Free Men.  And while you're at it, get me a copy too, would you? I seem to have lost mine. It's a tragedy.
Losing the book. That's the tragedy.
The book isn't a tragedy.
The book is awesome, but not a tragedy.

What is also not a tragedy are these cookies. (Like that segue? That was clever, wasn't it? Betcha didn't see that coming.)

They taste like brownies. With Reese's Pieces. Reese's Pieces brownie cookies with chocolate chips. The batter was edible on its own. You know, if you like brownie batter. Some people prefer brownie batter to cookie dough. Ooooooh yeah, that's the good stuff right there.

Best baking assistant ever!
There's nothing too special about the construction of these cookies.  You cream together your 'wets'.
You whisk together your 'dries'.
You mix the two together, trying not to eat the cookie dough before it goes in the oven.
If it's a good day, you've got your good friends there with you to help you---aw, who'm I kidding, she did half the work! And scrubbed down my kitchen afterwards when my back was turned.

The funny part was the fact that I enthusiastically doubled the recipe, completely oblivious to what my poor Kitchenaid could handle. So note to yourselves: if you double the recipe, you're going to end up kneading the dough by hand in a giant punch bowl. It'll get all over your hands & under your nails & you may have to lick your fingers.
← Giant punch bowl.

Ok, enough chatter.  You want the recipe now. Here's Confession's of a Cookbook Queen's Double Chocolate Reese's Pieces cookies.


2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter (slightly soft)
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup Reese's Pieces

1) Heat oven to 375
2) In a medium/large bowl, whisk together the first four ingredients until they're about as mixed as you can tell considering it's powder.
3) Cream together your butter & sugar until you get mashed potatoes (that's a small inside joke there).
4) Add your eggs & vanilla to the butter & sugar and keep mixing until it's very well blended.
5) Slowly add the flour mixture to the 'wets' mixture until it's completely blended into cookie dough.
6) Dump in the chocolate chips & Reese's Pieces and mix it up.
7) Drop tablespoon-fuls of dough onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Try to space them out a bit; cookies spread while cooking.
8) Bake for approximately 9 to 10 minutes.
9) Let the cookies rest on the sheet for only a few seconds before removing them to a wire rack to cool.

Here's the final result:
Best when warm, straight out of the oven, with a glass of milk, of course!

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