Mini Reese’s Chocolate Cookies

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These rich chocolate cookies baked with mini Reese’s peanut butter cups are the perfect treat with a big glass of milk!

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These Mini Reese’s Chocolate Cookies aren’t the most glamorous or beautiful cookies I’ve ever made.  But, what they lack in appearance they make up for in flavor! Sooooo chocolatey with bites of Reese’s peanut butter cups running thoughout, these cookies definitely cure any craving I have for chocolate!

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I started with the recipe from Hershey’s for their Chewy Chocolate Cookies and tweaked it a bit.  I subbed half the granulated sugar for brown sugar and added Reese’s mini cups instead of peanut butter chips.  I always love brown sugar in cookies, I think it really adds a depth of flavor and a subtle caramel hint that is just out of this world!

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Although these cookies flattened out a little more than I had hoped, they are still rich and chewy and so good!

Oh… what I really loved about making these cookies.  I was in and out of the kitchen in about an hour and a half.  Quick and simple.  No big mess and not a lot of time spent to make something super yum!  What more can you want from a cookie?

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So, if you’ve got a chocolate craving and not much time… these cookies are for you!

Happy Baking!

Mini Reese’s Chocolate Cookies
 
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Serves: 2+ dozen cookies

Ingredients
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking sad
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ heaping cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 8oz bag Reese’s Unwraped Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter about 1 minute until smooth.
  3. Add the sugars and beat on high until fluffy – about 2 minutes. Scrape the bowl and mix again 30 seconds.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on high 1 minute. Scrape the bowl and mix again 30 seconds.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
  6. In two parts, with the mixer on medium-low speed, add the flour and mix until incorporated.
  7. Add the Reese’s mini cups and with the mixer on low speed, mix until just combined. NOTE: DO NOT OVER MIX otherwise you’ll break up the min cups too much. You want them whole or in large pieces.
  8. Freeze for 30 minutes or chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  9. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  10. Using a kitchen teaspoon, drop dollops of dough onto your prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake 8-9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days – if they last that long!

9 Comments

9 Comments on Mini Reese’s Chocolate Cookies

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    May 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm (6 months ago)

    I totally bought a bunch of mini Reeses just ’cause they were cute! And now I know what to do with them! YUM

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  2. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
    May 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm (6 months ago)

    I wish I was dipping one of these in my coffee this morning :) They look like a great way to get my chocolate fix!

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  3. cookingactress
    May 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm (6 months ago)

    #1-your site looks ADORABLE!
    #2-I’m obsessed with these cookies. I mean…obviously. mini reese’s. chocolate cookies. nothing not amazing!

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    • Betsy Eves
      May 8, 2014 at 8:08 pm (6 months ago)

      Thanks, sweet sweet friend! :)

      Reply
  4. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    May 9, 2014 at 2:14 am (6 months ago)

    Oh man, I love these. They look crisp yet chewy and so peanut buttery!

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  5. crazyforcrust
    May 12, 2014 at 3:50 am (6 months ago)

    I would be so addicted to these it wouldn’t be funny. OMG!

    Reply

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