I don’t like being scared. It’s not my thing. I don’t like scary movies. I don’t like being startled and I don’t even like roller coasters. But I do like Halloween. Mostly because it involves dressing up and getting free candy. But my husband loves all that scary stuff! He loves a good horror movie and he’s a huge fan of roller coasters. He’s also a huge fan of peanut butter.
So I decided to combine my love of baking, his love of peanut butter and our mutual love of Halloween to create a little spooky treat. That actually started after I found the cutest little cookie jar at my local Winners’ store. A new cookie jar calls for a new cookie recipe, right?
I played around with my chocolate chip cookie recipe, adding some cocoa powder to the base and then some extra Reese Pieces candy. The results were amazing! Some little candy eyes were the icing on the cake. They are just the right amount of spooky for me (a.k.a. cute spooky) and the perfect amount of peanut-buttery goodness for Stéphane. It’s a win-win situation and it’s the perfect indulgent treat for Halloween.
- 1 egg
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup Reese Pieces candy
- candy eyes
- Preheat the oven to 350*F.
- Beat together 1 egg.
- Cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and baking soda.
- Add in cocoa powder.
- Add in the flour mix until fully combined
- Mix in chocolate chips and Reeses Pieces.
- Scoop onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes.
- Remove from oven and press the candy eyes into the hot cookie
- Allow them to cool completely and then enjoy!
These delicious little cookies are soft, chocolatey morsels that have just the right amount of crunch from the candy. Alexie loves her spooky cookies and she loves having a little treat as she gets ready for Halloween.