Thursday, July 06, 2006

Snacks for the Nurses

As I've mentioned earlier, I'm working in a pediatric clinic this summer. In appreciation for the nurses, and because I like to bake and get the goods out of my house(!), I have tried to take a snack every week or two. This week I decided to take an original "Claire" recipe. This should take you back to when you were a little kid.

I think one of the best candies created is Reece's (really anything from this company) pieces. My dad also likes this candy. So, to combine it and a cookie would be delicious. One day in my kitchen, I made this recipe. It's fun to make your own recipe and see it work out, because so many DON'T work out!

Reece's Cookies

3/4 cups (1 1/2 sticks) margarine or shortening (I used margarine)
1 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup AP flour
3/4 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup Reeces pieces

Preheat oven to 375 F. Cream margarine and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Sift together dry ingredients (flour through cinnamon). Add to creamed mixture. Stir in candies. Place on baking sheet or stone in Tablespoons (I used my cookie scoop). Bake 8-11 minutes or until slightly browned. Allow to cool on baking sheet. Remove to cooling rack to complete cooling.

If you find that the cookies flatten out too much, add an extra 1/4 cup of flour. I've found that sometimes I have to do this with several cookie recipes. I don't like flat cookies. One other funny thing I've noticed about these cookies is that when you take them off the stone (or pan), the places where the brown reeces were is a little purple! I guess they use purple food coloring in the candy coating to get the brown color. Oh, the things I notice!

1 comment:

Annie said...

These look so yummy- and naughty!
I'm trying to be good lately. I have to fit into last years shorts you know. So fruit and low-fat puddings have been my snacks of choice. ;)