Adding extra cookie chunks and candies make these Nutter Butter Reese's Pieces Cookies a fun treat to find in the cookie jar.
I don't know about your summer, but here in the midwest we are experiencing quite the chilly summer. Usually our summer's are spent chilling out at the pool trying to not sweat to death. Instead of sweating we are pulling out jeans and sweatshirts because it has only been 70 degrees.
Not that I mind too terribly because fall is my favorite season of the year. It just makes it hard for the kids who are trying to enjoy summer and want to go to the pool every day. The frugal side of me doesn't like to pay for swimming when it is so chilly. I mean they aren't going to enjoy it that much or stay in that long, so why pay for it. So "what are you doing?" and "can you play with me?" have become the questions we hear all day every day.
Speaking of fall, anyone realize there are only like 5 weeks of summer vacation left? That's seriously crazy! I feel like school just ended, but it's actually going to be starting up again soon. Not that I'm counting down the days or anything. LOL! I haven't...yet.
But I have thought about things to pack in lunches. Cookies are always a must make every week, so I'm always looking for fun ways to change up the cookie look. Actually I'm always finding new ways to hide things inside cookies. Biting into caramel cookies and finding a candy bar is always a fun surprise.
Confession...I buy cookies to hide inside cookies. It's what I do. My family knows if there is a pack of cookies under the left side of the cupboard, it is off limits. Of course that didn't stop the teenager from opening a box of cookies that was in there. I guess he had noticed it had been in there for 2 months without moving and thought it was fair game.
These cookies are one of my favorite easy treats. They start with a basic cake mix, but after all the "extras" we add, they are not going to be very cake like. A few ingredients added to the mix, makes a delicious soft cookie that is a springboard for lots of fun. I found Nutter Butters and Reese's Pieces hanging out in my baking cupboard, so those got stirred into the cookie dough.
What extras would you add to your cookies?
A few of our favorite recipes that my kids like to find in our cookie jar:
Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cream Cookies
What brand of cake mix do you use?
I almost always use Pillsbury cake mixes. There are a few though where I have done the Duncan Hines. It really shouldn't matter what brand you use though!
I don't think it gets any better than this! I need a batch of these now! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
These might be one of my all time favorites...but then again I'm partial to those Reese's Pieces!
These cookies look so yummy, thick and soft. Just how I like my cookies. Recently tried reeses pieces and loved it.
Jocelyn these look awesome. All my favorites. Pinned. :))
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
These cookies are everything! Nutter butter and reeses pieces compiled into a cookie. Pass them over, I'm hungry!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
These look absolutely delish Jocelyn! I'd love to have a dozen of these. 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
I feel the same way, this summer is just flying by too quickly. My son is starting school for the first time in September (yikes) so I know I'll need a batch of these yummy cookies for him and myself to calm those nerves down. They look perfect!
Awe, the first year of school is aways hard. Definitely make lots of cookies to calm the nerves in your house!
Happy Valley Chow
Those cookies look absolutely delicious....did i forget to mention that one of my favorite candies is reeses pieces? yummy!
Happy Valley Chow
Thank you! Reese's Pieces are one of my favorites too!!!
Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess
These cookies are making my mouth water! I would totally want these in my cookie jar, but they wouldn't stay there long! Thanks for sharing!
They didn't last very long in our cookie jar!!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
I can't believe school's so close to being in session again! Crazy! Also crazy are these cookies which are like double cookies since there's nutter butters inside. Love!!
I know...my kids are not thrilled to only have a few weeks left of vacation. I think more cookies inside cookies are in order to help us cope!
Freezing here in OH.....gladly turn oven on to bake some cookies, now if only I had some help and someone to help eat them besides me....and I don't even need them lol....
I would like to try the peanut butter pudding ones....
There are so many fun and delicious things to bake with cake mix! I pinned this to my cake mix recipes board! I haven't used cream cheese in a cookie yet. These triple peanut buttery cookies sound great and if they stay fresh for several days, they would work well in a care package too! Thanks, Jocelyn!
I love using cake mix in recipes. There are so many fun things you can do with it! These would be great for care packages for sure!!!
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze
I'll switch places with you? It's 107 here today in Palm Springs, Ca. I wish I could wear jeans and a jacket. I miss the cold. I can not believe school is almost here again. It just crazy how fast time goes. These cookies look fabulous and I love how you put cookies inside cookies.
I definitely could use a few hot ones just so we could enjoy the pool and get a tan!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
These cookies look amazing! Over here on the East Coast, it's definitely heating up, but I would NOT mind turning on my oven for these babies 🙂
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
Seriously what is up with our summer weather?! It is only going to be in the 60's here today in KC! We have hardly had any pool time and it is making me sad 🙁
But these cookies will cheer me up!
This has been the craziest summer ever! We had the same 60's the other day! I'm thinking more cookies is a good idea!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
I'll trade you cookies for some of our heat! We have plenty to spare here in Florida. These cookies look great and I can never say no to Reeses pieces!
I would definitely trade a few of our cool days for some hot days, so we could enjoy a few pool days. Reese's are so hard to resist...I can't say no either!
The East Coast has been pretty dang hot. I'm sorry that you've had cooler temps. It does make going to the pool harder!
These cookies are perfect. Pillowy and thick and soft. Love!
I can't believe how cool this summer has been. We have seriously only been swimming a few times! Our luck it will get hot as soon as the kids go back to school.
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
You had me at Reeses Pieces, because those things are my kryptonite! And then you went and put them in a cookie? I could marry these.
Those Reese's Pieces have a magical power over me too! They just disappear if they come near me. LOL! These cookies did the same thing!