Happiness Is…Recipe: Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Happiness is Friday.  Always.

Happiness is 8 1/2 more day of school until Summer Break.

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Happiness is making our Summer Fun List.  I have started a Pinterest board, and I plan to make a complete list this weekend.

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Happiness is a colorful playscape.

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Happiness is watching my littles at the lake/tank.

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Happiness is cookies, especially when it is a good combination of chocolate chip, peanut butter, and Reese’s Pieces candy.

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When I saw this recipe by Brown Eyed Baker, I could not quit thinking about them all day. By mid-afternoon, I had sent Michelle a tweet letting her know that my cookies were in the oven.  For the recipe, jump on over to Brown Eyed Baker.  Needless to say, these cookies made us all so very happy.

Have a happy weekend!

I linked up at the following:

TidyMom for I’m Lovin’ It

Alli ‘n Sons for Sweet Tooth Friday

 

 

Pancakes, Pancakes, and More Pancakes

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As I was looking through old blog posts last week, I realized that I have a lot of pancake recipes.  And, there is a reason for that.

Pancakes are good, easy, delicious, and perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

And, they are so versatile.  I use the same basic pancake recipe to create so many different combination of flavors.

Caramel Apple Pancakes

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Chocolate Pancakes

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Chocolate Pancakes with Cream Cheese and Strawberries

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Red Velvet Pancakes

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

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If you give this momma a pancake, she just might ask for some milk, clean the refrigerator, remember to run to the grocery store, buy something pretty, return home to a messy house, look at the table, sit down, and have another pancake.

After writing this post, I stored it because I was not sure when to share it.  Then, I saw this written by Maria over at Two Peas & Their Pod.  Her pictures are gorgeous, her pancakes are delicious, and she explains why today is a perfect day to enjoy some pancakes.  I will give you a little hint…it has something to do with Fat Tuesday.

Pancakes are just good for the soul.  As proof of that, I made Maria’s Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes for breakfast, and, consequently, I have been smiling all day.  Yes, they are that good.

Happiness Is…Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

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Happiness is Winter Break.  The boys do not go back to school until Thursday, and we are all so excited.

Happiness is spending time with family.

Happiness is writing about Gabriel

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and Ethan

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and Summer.

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Happiness is a “new” trampoline.

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Happiness is watching Ethan get so excited about his toys.

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Happiness is these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups.  I try to make cookies every Thursday.  I did not now what I wanted to make yesterday except that I knew I was craving peanut butter.  I looked in the pantry and found peanut butter, chocolate chips, Nutella, and cute little Valentine mini cupcake liners.  I immediately knew that all of that would turn into something delicious.  And, I was right.  Pure happiness.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cups flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup chocolate chips

Nutella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place mini cupcake liners into a mini muffin tin.
  3. Cream butter and sugars.
  4. Mix in the peanut butter.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla, continuing to mix together.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  7. Slowly add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture, until combined.
  8. Gently add in the chocolate chips.
  9. Using a cookie scoop, place a very small scoop of the cookie dough into each of the muffin tins.
  10. Add about 1 teaspoon Nutella to the top of each of the cookie dough scoops.
  11. Using a cookie scoop, place another scoop of the cookie dough onto the top of the Nutella, using your fingers to slightly seal around the edges. The dough will look like a little ball in the cupcake liners.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the muffin tins for about 10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack or platter.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/02/03/happiness-is-recipe-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookie-cups/

Have a happy weekend!

I shared this recipe at Gingerbread, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Mom Trends, A Little Nosh, Dwell on Joy, 30 Days, Whipperberry, Ladybird Ln., Foodie Friday, Alli ‘n Sons, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, The 36th Avenue, Something Swanky, A Glimpse Inside, It’s a Keeper, Fireflies and Jellybeans, DomesblissityJennifer Cooks and Tidy Mom.