8 of 52 // Reese’s Pieces Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake Date: 5/25/2015

Cookie 8 of 52

Reese’s Pieces Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reese’s Pieces Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I saw this floating around on Pinterest and moved it to the top of my “to bake” list.  I have never made peanut butter cookies.  So, when the recipe says to “ flatten mounds slightly with your palm”, I forgot and put them right in the oven.  After eight minutes, they still looked raw and that’s when I remembered.  I pressed them a little and baked for the balance of the time.

I have always wondered why Peanut Butter Cookies have that waffle pattern, and had given it over to tradition.  Turns out, pressing that in serves two purposes … it looks pretty and it presses the cookie down for baking:

“(By the 1930′s) recipes do not explain why this advice is given, though: peanut butter cookie dough is dense, and without being pressed, it will not cook evenly. Using a fork to press the dough is a convenience; bakers can also use a cookie shovel.  “

Cool, huh?!

These cookies are pretty tasty.  Full of peanut butter taste, and the Reeses Pieces and Chocolate Chips only make them better!

The recipe is here.  Test them out and tell me what you think.

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