Reeses Cup Cookies

Recipe by Jessa M
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 19
YIELD: 19 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2
    squares unsweetened baking chocolate (1 oz. each)
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup Butter Flavor Crisco (Stick form or All-vegetable shortening form)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12
    cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 12
    teaspoon baking soda
  • Reese's Peanut Butter cups (Not miniature. You'll need about 19-25 cups)
  • 1
    cup peanut butter chips
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper on the cookie sheets you plan on using.
  • Combine chocolate chips and chocolate squares in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until melted (you will need to stop the microwave and stir the chips every two minutes to prevent the chocolate from burning). Cool slightly.
  • Combine sugar and 1/2 cup shortening in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until blended and crumbly. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add salt and vanilla. Reduce the speed of the mixer. Add chocolate slowly. Mix well. Stir in the flour and baking soda with a spoon until well blended. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and place a couple of inches apart on an ungreased parchment covered baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until set. Don't overbake! Press the peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie immediately after removing from oven. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer the cookies to another surface.
  • Place the peanut butter chips in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave until smooth (you will need to stir after every minute needed in the microwave to prevent burning). Scrape the melted peanut butter chips into a frosting piping bag with a round, small tip. Squeeze the frosting in a drizzled zig-zag pattern. Enjoy!
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