Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Caution: these cookies are illegal in NYC

OK...maybe not quite illegal, but I'm sure glad I'm waking up in Texas this morning instead of New York City where I feel sure Mayor Bloomberg would be breaking down my door and hauling me off to jail.
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Especially if I served these with a Venti Iced Mocha.

My friend Teresa is to blame for these.  Over the past few days, she's been texting pictures of her Easter candy creations.  (Just hop over to her blog this week to be blown away.)
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So, Teresa got me thinking about Easter candy, which led to thinking about Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, which led to thinking about stuffing those eggs inside of a cookie.
{My brain really wants me to hold onto the 10 pounds I'd like to lose.}

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Make them with the regular peanut butter eggs (PLEASE, make them) to risk serving time in an NYC jail, OR make them with the mini eggs for a much more balanced diet.  Either way?  You can't go wrong.

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Don't you love those little crinkles? 

Oh, and yes, you're reading the recipe correctly.  There is no flour in the cookie dough.

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Reese's Peanut Butter Egg-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (regular or mini)
2 cups smooth peanut butter (I used Jif)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
sanding sugar

Place the peanut butter eggs in the freezer to chill while you make up the dough.

Preheat oven to 375 and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

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Beat the peanut butter, sugar, eggs and baking soda together until smooth. 

For the large eggs, scoop out 1/4 cup dough.  Divide the scoop in half and shape one half into an oval large enough to make a "bed" for the egg.
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Place the egg on top, them cover with the remaining dough, pressing around the egg to fully cover.  Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
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Bake for 12 minutes, cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the mini eggs, scoop out generous teaspoons of dough.  Roll into balls.
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Press a mini egg into each one, making sure it is completely covered by the dough.  Re-shape into balls.  Roll in sanding sugar.  Bake for 10 minutes, cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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My apologies to Mayor Bloomberg.



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59 comments:

  1. They look truly awesome. I love Reeses, we dont have them in France though !!!
    xx from Le Grumeau

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  2. I always stuff peanut butter cups in my cookies!! They should be illegal! They are too darn good- I bet the large reeses egg stuffed cookies are amazing!

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  3. These look beyond decadent!! Love them!

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  4. What a great idea! These look incredible!

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  5. ummm YUM! Sounds like a perfect cookie to me!

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  6. I think you are right about Mayor Bloomberg, hehe! These look so yummy, too bad I gave up reeses for lent...le sigh. Just a few more weeks.


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  7. Just ate one of those eggs and what a great idea to add it to a cookie...yum!!

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  8. I just died and went to cookie heaven. I will keep them safe under my bed in NYC.

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  9. These look delicious! A peanut butter lover's paradise.

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  10. haha! I did wake up in NYC this morning… (I've been a New Yorker for 10 years now) and I don't mind the soda size limit at all. :)

    These cookies look amazing! I'm sure he'd let these slide. ;) Can't wait to try them myself. Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. OH... these are the best!! I know what I will be baking tonight at my house! I will need to make a double batch for my family.. Thank you for the recipe!!

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  12. The day Mayor Bloomberg tells me how big my cookies have to be is the day I move out of New York and join you in Texas! Can't wait to try these :)

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  13. Oh wow. These look amazing!! Thanks :)

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  14. Well, there goes my diet this week. Those look so delicious. I will definitely be making them very soon. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  15. Well, there goes my diet this week. Those look so delicious. I will definitely be making them very soon. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  16. They look yummy... Just wondering how many large eggs I should buy?

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    1. I used a mix of small and large eggs, but I think you'd get about 8 cookies with the full-sized ones only. :)

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  17. Yum! These look perfect! I love peanut butter in anything :)

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  18. No flour in this recipe? Wow, that is strange! I made some cookies with mini Reeses cups, added to peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, when they were almost done- then you put them on the top, and bake a couple more minutes. These sound just as dangerous!

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  19. The mini eggs are very cute and practical ... but to quote my hubby "go big or go home"! I don't think the hubby and the mayor would get along ;) Thank you for sharing ... now I must make them!

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  20. Oh my goodness, Bridget! Little Buddy will flip when he sees these cookies! Reese's Eggs are prized possessions around here and I can't wait to try these! xoxo

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  21. I love flourless PB cookies and yours turned out beautifully. And of course, stuffed with candy - even better. There is no wrong way to do PB for me! Pinned!

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  22. I really want to try these tonight but I am just a little worried about the no flour???

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  23. Yum. Peanut butter cookies with peanut butter egg soft gooey center sounds wonderful!

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  24. YUMMMY OMG.. LOOKS DELISH

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  25. You can relax, I think I heard on a talk show or some place the last day or two that the Mayor has backdowned on his ban against massive size drinks. Well really now, let's get real about this. I think this is carrying government interfering in our private lives just a bit TOO far. But folks, if you ever wondered what is the difference between Democrats and Republicans, here is one basic example. I actually decided in graduate school to take a Political Science class as an elective because I was tired of never knowing what was going on and what was I? Am I a Republican or am I a Democrat? Well I answered that question and I have no doubt about that now, So let me put it this way. If you're someone who likes the government, at any level, controlling just about anything in your life you can imagine, creating laws, rules, regulations and requiring you to pay for permits, fees, licenses, and the right to do just about anything, you're a Democrat.

    So don't worry about your cookies. While they may be over the top I think it will suit many peanut butter egg lovers out there just fine.

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  26. Oh.
    My.
    Wordy!
    I pop over here for the first time in a month and look what I find!
    EASTER CANDY cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How much do I love you!!!!!!!!!
    And excuse me. Cookie dough with no flour??? How does that happen?
    Look at that big-fat-yuMMy peanut butter egg in that cookie!
    Magic to the eyes and lips my friend!
    That's totally worth the extra 10 pounds and elastic waist jeans! ;)
    Thanks for the link up my friend!
    Easter Candy is JOY!
    Pure JOY!
    xo

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  27. I immediately emailed this recipe to roommates to give them fair warning, these cookies are worth going to jail for!

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  28. This is the best idea I've seen in a loooong time! Thanks!

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  29. Haha, you are right, these would definitely be outlawed in NYC if Mayor Bloomberg caught wind of them! But really, I'd argue with him that Reeses eggs can only be enjoyed once a year, justifying the 'splurge'... these cookies look great! I love flourless peanut butter cookies.

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    1. However, take it a step further as I am a lover of seasonal Reese's (pumpkin, tree, egg, you name it)! These are year round. Use the orange sugar sprinkles and pumpkin Reeses during Halloween. MMMMM

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  30. My heart is racing just thinking about all the sugar I'd consume eating these cookies. Must make!!

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  31. HOLY COW! I think I would make myself sick on them, and it would be SO worth it!

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  32. Oh my GOSH! Peanut butter and chocolate!! That should be outlawed! These are dangerous!

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  33. Oh wow... I wish I could have one of these so bad!

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  34. Bridget...Peanut Butter an chocolate is my FAVORITE combination! These look delicious. Maybe they are for the teacher's luncheon today? One can hope <3

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  35. There are honestly no words for this. I am speechless.

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  36. Bridget, these have to be the BEST stuffed drop/formed cookies EVER! Reese's is my BIGGEST weakness of all childhood candy favorites. Instead of Peanut Butter Blossoms at Christmas, I am baking THESE! What? My cookies will have Reese's Christmas Trees stuffed in them? Nah...no one will even notice the odd shape. LOVE! xo

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  37. OMG such a beautiful blog!!! The pics are AMAZING!!!! I'm a new member of your blog right now :)
    I'm a food-blogger too, just take a look to my blog http://fancyfactorylab.blogspot.it/ and let me know what are your opinion!
    Take care
    Alessandro

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  38. I wonder why I don't think of things like this haha. :) Now I have to go buy things - ;)

    I'm sure I"ll come up with something.

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  39. These are delicious! I made most covered and last row cooked with leaving egg sticking up in middle. That gooey is just heavenly. Thanks for sharing recipe.

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  40. I'm dying over here. And I think that maybe I should be running in place just *reading* about this heavenly deliciousness.

    Peanut butter + chocolate = my weakness.

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  41. What are you trying to do to me?! ;) #amazeballs!

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  42. Oh my goodness ... these ... perfect!

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  43. WoW.... these look fantastic. I love the crinkle :-) I want these now...

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  44. I can't wait to make these! How many Reese's eggs do you need for the whole batch?

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    1. I used a mix of small and large eggs, but I think you'd get about 8 cookies with the full-sized ones only. :)

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  45. We make peanut butter cookies with: peanut butter, sugar, and eggs. They are called Magic cookies.
    I have to pick up some Easter candies and make these cookies for our Easter lunch. Thanks :)

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  46. Si es ilegal habra que legalizarlo! Tienen que estar de miedo!

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  47. These were delicious and fun for the family to make together. Thank you for the recipe!

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  48. Would they be ok for a little before Easter?

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  49. {My brain really wants me to hold onto the 10 pounds I'd like to lose.} Yes!! (I can stop anytime I want - 10 lbs won't be that hard) Great recipe!

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  50. Oh my dear peanut butter cookie...These look amazing and I love the sprinkling of sanding sugar, it just makes them that much more pretty!

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