Grandma’s recipes never fail


Cara Turner, Staff Writer

Everyone likes a good chocolate chip cookie. But how about Reese’s Peanut Butter chocolate chip cookie? This is a recipe that was passed down by my grandma. It’s easy and delicious and perfect for those last-minute occasions. To create this cookie the ingredients and instructions are listed below:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 11.5-ounce package Reese’s Pieces
  • 1 11.5-ounce package Milk-Chocolate Chips

First, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Keep this for later. Next, using an electric mixer cream together the softened butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Beat for 3 minutes until it has turned smooth, fluffy, and light beige in color. Then add your eggs in one at a time, beating after each. Now, sift in your dry ingredients while beating at low speed, do this until all the dry ingredients have been combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure everything has been mixed. Then fold in Reese’s Pieces and Milk-Chocolate Chips until fully combined.

This next step is optional, cool the dough in the fridge for 30-60 minutes after covering. To bake: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking trays with parchment paper and scoop preferred-sized balls of dough onto the trays, place them 3-inches apart. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until lightly golden. Once done, cool the cookies on the tray for 5 minutes then remove them from the baking tray in order to cool completely.

Overall, this recipe turned out really delicious. It didn’t take long; the whole process took less than an hour- including making and baking. I highly recommend these cookies to anyone who needs a quick, easy, delicious cookie to take to any event. This recipe created exactly 33 cookies for me. But estimated to make at least 30.