I have a few great recipes to share with you, starting with the very first baked goods to grace my new kitchen. Without further ado, I bring you Chocolate Peanut Butter Reeses Cup Cookies!
I found these babies, as I do most recipes, on Pinterest. I recenty revamped my Pinterest and organized my boards into many more food categories than I had before. This one went straight onto the “Peanut Buttery Goodness” board and has been staring me down since I pinned it there. After officially moving into the apartment, I asked my co-workers for suggestions on what my first baking experience should be. Tyler recommended something with peanut butter, so I immediately went to the above-mentioned board. I kept going back and forth between two different recipes : a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cheesecake brownie or these cookies. I made cheesecake brownies before for the office, so I decided to go with the cookies. Plus, all the chocolate looked too enticing to pass up. I also thought these would be easy to lighten up without making much of a difference taste-wise.
Check out Annie’s Eats for the original recipe and baking instructions, but go no further than right here for the ingredients list for my low-fat, low-sugar version.
1 1/2 cups and 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
6 tbsp. Hershey’s dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
4 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup and 2 tbsp. Better’n Peanut Butter (only 100 calories and 2g fat per 2 tbsp!)
1/2 cup Splenda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
lots of chopped mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups