Monday, June 20, 2011

It's a reese pieces day:)

Hello all! I know I have been MIA for the past few days but what can I say life can get kind of hectic sometimes. I know sometimes I have way too many things I need to attend to but not enough time in the day to take care of them. On top of that I have been a little under the weather. Something wicked was going around these parts. I am glad I am almost over it. :) How has everyone's weekend been? Filled with fun and relaxation I hope.

Yesterday was Father's Day! To all the dads out there keep doing what you are doing. My dad is one of the most important people in my life. He taught me how to count, tie my shoes, fish, and read. He taught me many other things but we do not have enough time and I do not want to bore you with everything. I attribute him with many things such as learning how to take the good with the bad and if you have a dream follow it. Never give up and do not let anyone tell you that you can't do something. I know some of these sound cliche but they are true. He also taught me it is important to have a good work ethic and to be passionate about life. When it comes down to it we all make our own choices whether they are good or bad we have to live with them. I love my dad so much and am thankful to have him in my life. Love you Dad!!!

Today has been a great day with the hubby. We really didn't do much but veg out in the house and clean a little. We also caught up on the rental movies. We are a little bit out of the know right now. Life...what can I say except sometimes it gets in the way. I have been craving something sweet and good in the cookie form. I did not want chocolate chip but thought that reese's pieces would be perfect. I saw it on one of our fellow bloggers web site and thought they looked terrific in cookies. I tried out a new cookie recipe and let's just say....I was not disappointed:) They were good and delicious. Chewy, gooey, goodness.
Am I tempting you yet???

Here is the recipe for when you catch the craving...

Reese's Pieces Cookies
adapted from All Recipes


2 c of All purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c unsalted butter melted
1 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1 T vanilla extract
1 egg plus 1 yolk
1 1/2 c reese's pieces

Sift Flour, salt, and baking soda together and set aside. Cream melted butter and both sugars together in a bowl.

Add vanilla and egg and yolk and mix until combined. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.

 Do not over mix. Stir in pieces. Refrigerate dough for about 2 hours or until firm. This will prevent spreading.
Preheat oven to 325F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. When oven is ready portion the cookie dough to 1/4 c portions and drop about 2-3 inches apart.

 I did 6 per sheet and got about 18 cookies. Bake for about 15 minutes or until edges were brown. The cookies will look almost set but they will firm up when they cool all the way.
Like I said. Delicious:) I hope you give these a try. I hope you are having a great day!


  1. I just loved this...nice step by step presentation..

    Tasty Appetite

  2. I agree with the step by step and the cookies :)

  3. Thanks guys! I will try and do it more often and thanks for stopping by:)


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