Simple & Delicious Reese’s Pieces Cookies {Recipe}

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reese's pieces cookies

Halloween is just a few short days away and I cannot wait.  We’ve got big plans for the evening and they involved LOTS of trick-or-treating.

Unlike most moms, I love love love when my daughter brings home a big bucket of candy.  No, I don’t let her eat as much as she wants, much to her dismay.

But, we do have fun with that candy!

For several months after Halloween, we use the tasty treats she collects to bake yummy desserts for our family, Darren’s employees, and our neighbors.  We repurpose that Halloween candy into delicious holiday surprises for those we care about.

Of course, I couldn’t wait for Halloween to get here before getting started on that baking.  What can I say– we’re slight bake-oholics.

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Today, I’ve got an awesome new recipe for you that uses on of my FAVORITE Hershey’s candies– Reese’s Pieces.  Y’all… this candy is just so poppable and so, so delicious.  The thing is that I am the only one in my house that can eat peanut butter {thank you, stinky allergies}.  So, I’ve got this giant container of cookies and one already super-full belly.  Anyone want to come over and help me put them away?

Okay… that’s not really practical, so I’ll just share the recipe so you can make your own!

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Reese’s Pieces Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Butter Flavored CRISCO (no substitutes)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups unsifted flour
  • 2 cups Reese’s Pieces

Preheat oven to 375º F. Use a mixer to cream the Crisco, sugar, and light brown sugar.  Be careful not to over-cream.  Add eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Blend well with mixer.  Gradually add the flour, stirring it in by hand.  Fold in the Reese’s Pieces.

I always refrigerate the dough for about half an hour before baking.  This helps with the cookies spreading.

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Form dough into balls that are roughly an inch in diameter.  Bake about 7 to 9 minutes until lightly browned—–mostly around the edges. Center will still be soft. Let sit on pan for a minute or 2 before carefully transferring to a cooling rack.

That’s it!  You’ve got a delicious batch of irresistible Reese’s Pieces cookies.  They store rather well… not that they will last very long!

If you’re looking for even more delicious things to bake with your child’s Halloween candy, check out my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow.  Stay tuned after Halloween for new recipes and ways to use up your newly found trick-or-treat candy stash.

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In the meantime, I invite you to visit Celebrate with Hershey’s for even more recipes, ideas, and inspiration.

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