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Reese’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 6, 2008
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These are a variation on our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. After many, many batches of these cookies, a wonderful and beautiful idea struck Kyle last week as we were working on the grocery list: why not add Reese’s Pieces?? Brilliant!! I’m posting the recipe below as we’ve done a little modifying (see italics) to the original recipe over the years but overall, the original recipe is still intact.

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Nestlé Toll House Cookies

source: Verybestbaking.com

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon 1 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) 1 cup (6oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 1/2 cups Reese’s Pieces
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts Reese’s Pieces. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. (I use a 1 1/2 tbsp cookie scoop to drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet then I chill them in the fridge for 10 minutes before baking.)
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION:
PREPARE
dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2008 1:36 pm

    Kyle is a genius

  2. March 6, 2008 8:22 pm

    shit posted it in the wrong spot before

    hey cool site .. dam those cookies look yummy!! i feel like makin some now >__< if u have time check out my version and tell me if u like it cookie recipes

    ben

  3. Lindsey permalink
    March 9, 2008 8:33 am

    These look delicious, as does everytihng on your blog, which is why you made my day 🙂
    http://noodlenightsandmuffinmornings.blogspot.com/2008/03/who-wouldve-thought-i-made-someones-day.html

  4. rschoonhoven permalink
    March 9, 2008 11:46 pm

    Yummy! I just moved to WP too btw! And I tagged you for a meme!
    http://sweetsavorysouthern.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/catching-up-on-my-blogging/

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