As part of Mel's birthday present, I made her cookies. I based the recipe off my basic oatmeal cookie recipe, but omitted the oats and increased the flour a bit. Mel and I prefer tender cookies and these were just right. I made two kinds by splitting the batter in half and adding the two flavor combos. (This recipe makes about six dozen cookies.) The birthday flavors: Chocolate-Peanut Butter (halved Reese's Cup Miniatures) and White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut (from our trip to Hawaii). Enjoy!
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 bag Reese's Cup Miniatures, halved
1 bag white chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts may be substituted.
1. Beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until creamy. Add in eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add in vanilla.
2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Divide batter in half. Stir in Reese's Cup halves into half of batter. Stir white chocolate morsels and macadamia nuts into other half of batter.
3. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until done.