Hello Readers! First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of new posts recently. My job has been crazy busy, including spending a week in Haiti, and now preparing to leave for Guatemala. So since I’m about to be out of the country again for a week, I wanted to make sure and squeeze in a post in between my errands, laundry, and packing!
I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter. We enjoyed spending time with our family, reflecting on the importance of the cross and the power of the resurrection. I’m sure many of you also enjoyed lots and lots of Easter candy! My husband’s favorite candy is Reese’s. Anytime there’s an occasion for candy, he always chooses Reese’s. That’s why I made him this Deep Dish Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cake for his birthday last year! But if you have a ton of extra Reese’s Easter Eggs hanging around, this would be a delicious way to use them all up!
Overall, the recipe for this cookie cake is pretty simple. Then you can just use a can of chocolate frosting for the topping (like I did) or you can use your own homemade frosting recipe. But when you top it with the chopped peanut butter cups and drizzle with chocolate sauce, this dessert just looks so much more decadent!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup mini peanut butter cups, chopped (from a 12 oz bag)
- 1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chunks
- 1 can of chocolate frosting (or your own homemade recipe)
- remainder of Reeses, chopped (from 12 oz bag)
- chocolate sauce, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper and grease the sides so that the cookie doesn't stick.
- Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
- Mix in peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract.
- Add flour and baking soda and combine.
- Stir in Reeses, peanut butter cups and chocolate chunks.
- Press dough evenly into the cake pan.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until edges are slightly brown.
- Remove cookie from oven and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes in pan.
- Remove from pan carefully and allow to cool completely.
- When cookie cake has cooled, spread chocolate icing on the top. Add Reese's to the top of the icing. Drizzle with chocolate sauce.
Source: Life Love and Sugar