I like to bake with my kids in general- but it seems I do a lot more during the holidays. This year, I wanted to go the extra mile and make a little something for my neighbors – we are blessed and have good ones. So we made and delivered what I called Thanksgiving Cookies!
I had the kids deliver them since I’m all about child labor and all :)
These cookies are soft and chewy and have all the beautiful fall colors!
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 1 cup + 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 2 large eggs, at room temperature
• 1 cup white chocolate chips
• 1 cup peanut butter chips
• 1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces (I like the minis)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt; set aside.
2. Add the sugars, vanilla, and butter to a large bowl and whisk until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and beat for about 30 seconds – until they’re combined. Gently fold in the flour mixture. Fold in white chocolate, peanut butter chips, and Reese’s Pieces.
Roll 3 tablespoon sized balls of dough between your palms to form a ball (they should be big; almost a 1/4 cup), then place on prepared sheet. These cookies bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. They will appear soft when you remove them from the oven. Don’t worry – the cookies will firm up when they cool, so be sure not to over bake them! For pretty cookies, gently press a few peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, and Reese’s pieces on top of the cookies right after they come out of the oven. It’s important you do this right away – while the cookies are still soft.