Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Remember my sailor friend from the Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies  post? Well, he shipped out yesterday. I have always been an emotional eater, but this was full-on using my hand as a spoon to get Nutella out of the jar and into my mouth. I decided that was probably not going to help my weight loss goals for the year, so I quickly transfered my energy into baking cookies which I promised myself I’d give away and not eat. I even threw in my box of Reese’s Pieces, knewing they would only tempt me if left in the fridge.

Next time I try making these, I’m going to put Reese’s Pieces in the dough itself, instead of just on top of the cookies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

( Makes 1&1/2 dozen cookies)

What You Need:

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated suagr
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1& 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 8 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoom baking soda
  • 1 box Reese’s Pieces

What To Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F

2. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.

3. Add in butter, sugars, egg,  milk and vanilla.

4. Gently mix in peanut butter until well incorporated.

5. Generously scoop balls of dough onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

6. Press Reese’s Pieces onto the top of each dough ball.

7. Bake 14 minutes.

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