Pot of Gold Cookies

I have been really into making cookies lately.  These cookies are really easy and are a great St. Patrick’s Day treat.  The cookies were baked in a cupcake tin, but for some reason the cupcake tin I decided to use didn’t make it into as much of a cup shape as my other cupcake tin.  Usually there is an indent, in which I planned on filling with the Reese’s Pieces.  Since the cookie did not indent, I just pushed the Reese’s Pieces into the cookie cup.
For the “gold,” I used Reese’s Pieces and added peanut butter chips to the cookies because I love chocolate chips and peanut butter chips together.  You could also use yellow or gold M&M’s.  These could also be made any time of the year with any color of Reese’s Pieces or any color of M&M’s.  These cookies were great and are a fun cookie for St. Patrick’s Day.  
Other St. Patrick’s Day Recipes:
  *  Irish Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pot of Gold Cookies

1 pouch Chocolate Chip Cookie mix
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 egg
3 tablespoons peanut butter chips
10 yellow Reese’s Pieces (per cookie)

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Stir the chocolate chip cookie mix, butter, and egg together in a large bowl until soft dough forms. Then add the peanut butter chips and stir to combine.  

3.  Roll the dough into a rounded teaspoonful and place one ball in an ungreased muffin tin pan.  Repeat for the rest of the cookie dough balls.   Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cool the cookies for 5 minutes, then gently press 10 yellow Reese’s Pieces into the cup of each cookie. Cool for an additional 5 minutes then gently remove from the cookie sheet onto a cooling rack.  


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  1. How cute are these?!? This is such a fun idea!

  2. Too cute! And just perfect for St. Pattys!

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  3. oh so yummy for sure would please both my teens and my co workers come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  4. These are so cute!

  5. What a great project! I’d love to make these for my coworkers. If you would, consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/03/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-15.html


  6. Hi there!
    I’d love it if you’d stop by and link this up at Themed Baker’s Sunday. The theme this week is St. Patty’s Day treats!
    Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary

  7. Thank you for linking to Must Try Monday. I think I would for sure use Reese’s Pieces!

  8. Great St. Patties inspired cookies!

  9. So creative! I love those.

  10. These are so cute!

  11. L-O-V-E these. I may have to use these for my daughter’s rainbow themed 1st birthday! Thanks for sharing. I found you on Not JUST A Housewife.

  12. Totally clever!

  13. fun idea!

  14. So adorable and so yummy looking! Cute idea!

  15. pinning this-thanks.

  16. These pots of gold are so cute! Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  17. those are just adorable! and they sound tasty too:)

  18. What an adorable idea. I’m going to remember this one.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ~ Sarah

  19. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

  20. Yum!
    A big hit with kids for sure…if I could pluck them from the computer screen I would!
    I hope your St. Pat’s weekend is great!

  21. Yum!!! these look delicous!

  22. Just love those Reese’s Piecies, these will be great cookies and very pretty. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    Miz Helen

  23. Any time you can use Reese’s Pieces in a dessert then it’s aces in my book. Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I can’t wait to see your projects from this week.

  24. They are so cute…creative idea!!

    Congratulations!!This is one of featured posts @’Midweek Fiesta’ this week…I am waiting to see what you bring for the party this week.


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