12 DIYs: Triple chocolate peanut butter cookies

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Ashleigh Atasoy

A reincarnation of a Reese’s cup in cookie form, this recipe is easy and simple and a new twist on a classic cookie. Using the same ingredients and proportions as the stereotypical peanut butter hershey kiss cookie, the recipe is initially the same. Later, however, diverting from the original recipe with different dough sizing and post-baking differences, the cookies are probably one of my new favorites.

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The Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter cookie is a must-try.
Photos by Ashleigh Atasoy
 

You’ll Need:

1 Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon water

1 egg

2 tablespoons sugar

1 bag Hershey’s Kisses

 
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees so that the heat will be ready as soon as the dough is mixed. Find a medium to large bowl to mix together the cookie mix, vegetable oil, water, egg and sugar. After the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together, begin carving out dough into 1-inch diameter balls to place on a dark, non-greased sheet. If desired, you can roll the dough through granulated sugar to create a nice finish on the surface. After setting the cookies into the oven, they will take about eight minutes to bake.

While baking, the cookies should expand  to about 2 ½” across (much larger than the original type and also much tastier). Upon taking the cookies out of the oven, make sure to immediately press three kisses into each to ensure that the chocolate goes in smoothly and is fully grounded in the dough. It helps to unwrap each kiss ahead of time so that the pieces can be directly inserted into the cookies.

For cooling, leave the cookies on their sheet for around seven minutes while the other batch is in the oven, to ensure that the dough actually sets. After this, use a spatula (a cookie spatula works wonders) to relocate each cookie to a wire rack for additional cooling. If you’re planning on taking the cookies out to a get-together with friends, make sure they are adequately cooled before packaging so that no condensation collects (damp cookies will become your worst nightmare). For even better presentation, let the cookies sit out for a couple of hours so the chocolate will set and harden.

1-inch diameter rolled pieces of dough should be placed about 2 inches away from each other.
1-inch diameter rolled pieces of dough should be placed about 2 inches away from each other.
Make sure not to overdo the baking. Moist cookies are always better than dry.
Make sure not to overdo the baking. Moist cookies are always better than dry.
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Hershey’s kisses are best to be placed into the cookies as soon as the cookies are out of the oven
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Unwrap the chocolate before the cookies are out of the oven to be ready to place chocolate into the cookies as soon as possible.
Enjoy!
Enjoy!
 

By Ashleigh Atasoy