I have never shared my cooking, recipes, or for that matter, anything having to do with domestication in the kitchen. My reason for avoiding this area of my life....I am an average cook....no better, no worse and it has never been something that I really cared much for. THAT IS...until this week when my daughter brought over her Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixer and let me use it to mix my cinnamon dough ornaments. Well, it didn't take long and I was hooked and wanting one of my own. Here is my new mixer which is an EARLY Christmas present from hubby (Mr. Wonderful)......I mean how can it sit in the box till Christmas when I have soooooo much baking to do...lol
Anywho.....now I would like to share a GREAT cookie recipe that I found the other day on facebook. I am not an avid fan of peanut butter but hubby is so I decided to make some Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Cookies. These cookes are absolutely awesome and I love them; not too peanut buttery and oh so soft. And yes, they probably taste better cause I used my new mixer to prepare them......ha! Wish you were here so I could share one cause I know you would be hooked. They are AMAZINGLY SOFT AND YUMMY!!!!!
So here is the recipe for any of you that have never tried these. They are well worth the effort.
3 C. Flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
3/4 C. butter - room temperature
1/4 C. shortening
1 C. Brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C. Reeses Pieces
Peanut Butter Mixture:
1 C. creamy peanut butter
1/4 C. butter - room temperature
1/4 C. honey
1 - Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients for peanut butter mixture in small bowl.
2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, bking soda and salt. Set aside. In large bowl cream butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs - beat after each addition. Add vanilla and peanut butter mixture. Mix well.
3. Add flour mixture - one cup at a time. Beat at low speed until mixed. Mix in Reeses Pieces.
4. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop dough about 2 inches apart. Bake 11 minutes. Remove from oven. They won't look done but this will keep them soft. Leave on baking sheet 1 minute then move to cooling rack.
That's it!!! Now enjoy with a tall glass of ice cold milk.
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