Saturday, January 10, 2009

Reese's Chewy Chocolate Cookies


I have been making these cookies for years, I would call them my go-to cookie, how I've not blogged about them before I don't know. I originally found this recipe (it's just on the back of the Reese's Peanut Butter Chips) with my grandma, I was probably in my early teens and really got the cooking bug. I would go to my grandma's house in the summers when I was younger and then when I got a little older I would go at least once a week, just to hang out, eat lunch, and get wonderful words of wisdom, I miss her so much. So this post is dedicated to a great lady, I will always love you.

Reese's Chewy Chocolate Cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa (I was using what I had left this time and it was a tad over the 3/4 cup and it made them even more chocolatey and so good!)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups (10 oz pkg) Reese's Peanut Butter Chips

Heat oven to 350.

Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in peanut butter chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet (I used a cookie sheet lined with parchmant paper). Bake 8-9 minutes.(Do not overbake; cookies will be soft, it took mine 9 mins, you can tell if they are not done in the cracks that will form) Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Recipe says you will get 4 1/2 dozen, I got just shy of 4 dozen, but I like a bigger cookie!