Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Well, fall is definitely here, because I have the urge to bake again!  I dug one of my oldies-but-goodies from my recipe box (yes, box, I’m old-school when it comes to classic baking) and made a little substitution just for my husband – chopped up some Reese’s for these fabulous chocolate cookies.

My husband is a total fiend for Reese’s.  In the past I have made this recipe up with white chocolate chips, but this variation turned out way better!  It’s SO worth the unwrapping and the chopping.  MmMmmmMmm.

Makes about 4 dozen, bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. shortening
2 tsp. vanilla

2-1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda

2-3 c. chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Chop up your Reese’s first.  One cup of Reese’s is about 15 minis.  I quartered them, and set them aside in a bowl.  I actually popped them into the freezer while I mixed up my cookie dough, so that they wouldn’t be melty when I was balling up cookies.

Mix them up like any cookie recipe – cream your eggs, shortening, sugar and vanilla together, then sift in your dry ingredients, and finally stir in the Reese’s.  Ball them up ping-pong-ball sized, and bake for about 9 minutes (give or take) on parchment paper.  Since you won’t be able to check if they are beginning to brown because of the cocoa, you’ll have to experiment with the first dozen to be sure they bake to the desired chewiness or crispiness you like.

So, is the arrival of autumn putting you in a baking mood, too?  What’s new in your kitchen?

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  1. Jen says

    Oh boy. These look divine! My favorite candy is Reese's so I HAVE to try these! Thanks for sharing your recipe! Oh, and I'm a new follower! Loving your blog!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

  2. Full Circle Creations says

    OMG! I love chocolate peanut butter…these look so yummy! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  3. Meredith says

    I've just added this recipe to my list of Christmas cookies :o) Looks delicious!!

    Thanks for partying with us last week :o)

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