Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Candy Cookies...

    This is the recipe for my little guys favourite cookies. We've been making these together for what seems like forever. They are usually made with traditional Reese's Pieces candy, and are supposed to be an Autumn themed cookie (because of the brown, orange and yellow colors). But the other day while I was at the grocery store I came across some of these candies that were in the shape of mini eggs. How great is that? A few years ago, I found them in green and red for Christmas as well, but haven't seen them since.
    We make these cookies at least once a month, so it's fun to be able to make them festive by switching up the candies. I hope you like them as much as we do.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Cookies:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
with a nice cold glass of milk.

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine or softened butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups chocolate coated peanut butter candies

(1) Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
(2) Lightly grease two 9x13" baking sheets with cooking spray.
(3) In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large mixing bowl with a hand held electric mixer), beat sugars and butter on medium speed until creamy. Beat in peanut butter, vanilla and egg.
(4) In a separate mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
(5) Slowly combine dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in candies. (If your making this recipe with the egg shaped candies, don't add them here. They are far to large and cannot be stirred into the dough properly. I just added them near the end to the top of the cookie).

(6) Drop the dough by Tbsp. fulls onto the greased cookie sheets.

(7) Press the cookie dough mounds down with a wooden spoon and decorate with a few more candies. (This is where I added the egg candies)
(8) Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are set. Centers will still be soft. Cool for 1 minute and remove from cookie sheet to rack.

* Makes 24 cookies

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  1. These turned out wonderfully! Just sweet enough, perfectly chewy, and really pretty!

  2. I've tried them at christmas with the green and red reeses pieces. They are really good and very festive.