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Friday, November 9, 2012

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Reese's Pieces

Halloween was over a week ago and we still have a ton of candy left.  If you are like me, I put aside some candies that the kids don't like and start thinking of what else I can use them for.  Brody and Skylar are not huge fans of candies with peanut butter, so I put aside their Reese's Pieces and had a small stash...

Then I found this great recipe for Double Chocolate Dream Cookies from Nestle and thought it would be perfect for my Reese's Pieces!  This recipe would be great for any pieces of candy that you have laying around like M&Ms, Goobers, or any chopped up chocolate pieces.  Since my kids do not like Reese's Pieces, I baked half of the batch with just the chocolate chips, and I threw in the candy pieces for the second half of the batch.

Here is what you need:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs 
2 cups (12-oz pkg) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Candy Pieces (I used 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces for half of the batch, but you can use as much or as little as you like!)
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and candy pieces. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are puffed. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Here are pictures of Brody and Skylar on Halloween...

1 comment:

  1. Great idea for left-over candy! And your children are the cutest. :-)