Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Squinkies & Reeses Pieces Cookies

A quick follow up from yesterday - Mikayla is doing much better, although now we have a second appointment tomorrow morning.  I allowed her to take today off from school because mommy was so traumatized yesterday and I just wanted to spend time off with my baby!

What did we do all day? turns out the tooth fairy pays really well for lil 5 year old girls who get a tooth pulled out.  First Mikayla and I went to the store and bought Squinkies, and we also purchased a bunch of baked goods for my husbands work party after school today.  Isn't it funny how you actually do more stuff on "days off"?? They are never rest days for me!
Squinkies... the new toy to trade in Kindergarten!
The bad thing about staying home and baking all day, is I ate all the dough... and baked goods.. and choc chips.. and Reese's Pieces... you get my point.  The most exciting and wonderful thing we made today was Peanut Butter cookies, recipe adapted from one I found on Smitten Kitchen.  (I promise I will get around to posting the other ones too!)
So easy and yummy! Mix the ingredients listed below into the bowl,and add the candy pieces.  Eat multiple spoonfuls.

Pour a lil sugar into a dish an roll out cookies into a ball.  I made 'em on the tiny side, I had to get as many as I could out of the dough.  Roll the dough into the sugar

Roll Me!

Then place on cookie pan.   You wont need to spread them as far apart as I did here, it was a waste of space.

Push down with a fork to get the nice forky marks on the cookies.  See all the space I wasted?! Wasted space = wasted time, since these bake for 11 mins a piece!

Kris Kross!!
Be careful when you take them out, let them sit on the cookie sheet for a min before you move them.  And.... as much as you want to... wait a few minutes before you eat one.  I promise.  Don't eat one directly out of the oven, it will crumble and for some reason the taste just isn't there.

These all went at Pete's work party that I brought them to.  They were so professional tasting, I was amazed!

Reese's Pieces PB Cookies

1 1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 tspn Baking Soda
1/2 tspn Baking Powder
1 Stick Butter, softened (1/2 Cup)
1 Cup PB (you should prob try Chunky, I used smooth)
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 tbsp Milk
1 tspn Vanilla
1 Cup Reeses Pieces

Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl; In another bowl mix the butter and PB, then add both the sugars. Mix in the egg, milk and vanilla, then dump and mix in the dry ingredients.  Add the Reeses Pieces and stir well - my last few cookies were basically all candy pieces :)

Bake on 325 for 11 mins!! They wont look done but they really are done, I promise. 

Happy Baking!!
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  1. Hi Mrs. V
    What a great combination for a cookie. Lots of great color and lots of great flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  2. These look great! I found you through Sweet Tooth Friday and am now a follower. Stop by my blog when you get the chance! I'm also a wife and mommy to a 6-month-old baby girl. :) I'd love to have you as a follower, as well! Keep the yummy recipes coming!