Dietary guidance: v
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups (2-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 Gallon of Vanilla Ice Cream or Peanut Butter Ice Cream
1 Package of Reeses Pieces
First you need to make the cookies. I stole this recipe and the instructions from the Hershey Candy company website. http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=5366&page=2&per=25&category_id=20&quick=1&CategoryPage=true#content_area
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set aside.
2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in peanut butter chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. (Do not overbake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.) Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4-1/2 dozen cookies.
In my experience, it is better to make the cookies a little bigger and as round as possible. This will not make 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
Once taken off of sheet you need to let them cool COMPLETELY... Also, although gooey cookies are delicious, for this recipe they will fall apart if they are not baked all the way.
Once the cookies are completely cooled, gently put them in a ziplock bag and freeze. After about 30 minutes, they should be frozen.
Take them out and place them flat side up (up side down) on a cookie sheet or in a casserole dish. With an Ice Cream Scoop (and yes, having an actual ice cream scoop is important I have discovered) get a scoop of ice cream as close to a ball as possible.
Put it on the cookie and with a second cookie, press firmly until the ice cream has spread to the edges. It is best to press the cookie in the middle because you can break it.
Once this is finished with as many cookies that are not broken or until you run out of ice cream, put the sandwiches back into the freezer for another 30 minutes. Enjoy the broken cookies. :)
Open the package of Reeses Pieces and pour into a small casserole dish or pan.
After the sandwiches have frozen, take them out and press handfuls of Reeses Pieces onto the sides over the dish. Once coated, freeze again until they are ready to be eaten.
Enjoy this very messy but very delicious treat! You can also cut them in half to share with a friend. It is great for taking to work to enjoy with people you work with and it is great for parties!