Thursday, December 6, 2012


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 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 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
2 eggs
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.

This recipe and others can be found at JULIES EATS AND TREATS.  Stop by and check out her other yummy goodies.

warm holiday hugs!


The Bear's Blog said...

Kitchen Aid Mixer - a girls best friend. (o:


Karen said...

Hi carol
Love the looks of your delicious cookies. Thanks for the recipe. I know my grand children will love them.

jennifer768 said...

Hi Carol,love the early Christmas gift! Yes,I am sure those cookies will be even better since you used that new Kitchen Aid mixer.LOL! Thanks for the recipe,they look yummy.Hugs,Jen

Connie said...

Hi Carol,
I have the same mixer and LOVE it! It makes making homemade bread soooooo much easier on these old hands!

Cookies look yummy...will give them a try :)


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have a Kitchen Aid, too and it makes baking so much more fun! You can just put ingredients together in any order! heehee! Enjoy your new 'toy'! Happy baking!

Primitive Stars said...

Merry Christmas To You Carol, you are a lucky gal to get a early gift, and what a gift from peanut butter cookies so will try these out, yum yum......thanks for sharing......Blessings Francine.

Beckyjean said...

Merry Christmas to you sweet Carol!! I love my Kitchen Aid mixer and it sounds like you do to.

Have a great night~Becky

Raggedy Creations said...

Cookies look wonderful Carol and your new mixer is very cool.


Old Road Primitives said...

Yum...cookies & milk? Thanks for sharing this yummy looking cookie recipe! You will love your new KitchenAid mixer! I love to bake but don't do much of it anymore! When I was younger and could get away with it, I would bake up a storm at Christmas time! Now, I gain weight just thinking about it! Anyhow, enjoy your new mixer!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Hi Carol - what a wonderful hubby you have! Love the mixer and those cookies are making me drool!

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

That is the exact mixer I have, I also got it in black just like yours. I just love mine and I am sure you will wonder how you ever did without one of these kitchen wonders! The cookie recipe looks great too. Enjoy your new toy!

Cindi said...

Now I am hungry! Love your new mixer!
Be blessed,

threesmallfry Primitives said...

enjoy your new mixer, I got one as a wedding gift 8 years ago. I never take it off my counter, I use it daily.

Mary said...

WooooHooo Carol, How lucky are you to have such a wonderful hubby, he's so thoughtful! You are just going to love your new mixer....makes baking so much easier! After awhile your going to wonder how you ever did without. I love mine and leave it out on the counter as I use it all the time.I just recently learned to make homemade bread....and using the kitchen aide makes it so much easier!Thank you for sharing the recipe, they look so grands are going to love them! What could be better, than candy and cookies all in one!hehhe
Hugs Mary

Firecracker Kid said...

I'm there with you Carol. Not an avid cook, just average. That sure is a pretty kitchen aid though and I can see how it would inspire you. Thanks for sharing your recipe :)


annie said...

Good for him & for you!!! Yes!

Would love to taste those cookies & it's almost 2:00 am. Hope I am not dreaming of them all night!!

Vicky said...

You need to stop by my blog.
Hurry over!

DianeM said...

Sometimes early Christmas presents are the best! Your new mixer looks awesome :) Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe.
Smiles, DianeM