Taylor Thursday & Nutella & Reese’s Pieces Cookies


Does this picture of Taylor remind you of the scene from the movie E.T the Extra Terrestrial where E.T. is hiding in the closet full of stuffed animals?  She has so many stuffed animals – I just couldn’t help photographing her with a few of “friends”.   It took a lot of coaxing to get her to stay still and not be tempted to play with her toys during our photo session!  As you can see she’s a natural in front of the camera. This is obviously not her first photo session.

When I think of E.T. I immediately think of “E.T. phone home” and Reese’s Pieces.  It’s actually one of my favorite candies and in my opinion it was one of the most successful uses of product placement.  The movie was released in 1982 and nearly 30 years later I still remember the little yellow, orange and brown candy coated pieces of peanut butter that lured E.T. into Elliot’s home!  To think that M&Ms was approached first for the movie opportunity, but declined.  Score for the Hershey’s company!  So here’s our nod to E.T. and Taylor Thursday, a Nutella & Reese’s Pieces Cookie.  The cookies are soft and chewy.  They’re not too sweet and the bits of candy coated peanut butter adds a nice crunch and creaminess to the cookies.  They’re great plain or with a smear of Nutella.  These cookies also make a great base for an ice cream sandwich.  Spread Nutella on the bottom of each cookie and place a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream in between the cookies for a quick and easy summer treat.  It’s so good!

nutella & reese's pieces cookies collage




nutella & reese's pieces ice cream sandwich

taylor and stuffed animals

Taylor has a couple of toy baskets around the house and they’re filled to the brim with a variety of toys to keep her entertained for hours.  She has squeaky balls, tennis balls, stuffed animals and of course rope toys.  She enjoys every single one of them.  My dad always looks at her stash of dog goodies, from pet beds, blankets, to toys and sighs.  He says that this dog probably had more toys and things than he ever grew up with.  As of now, she’s our only child… we just can’t help but spoil her.  Did you know that the American pet industry is one of the most resilient industries during this weak economy?  I guess at the end of the day, people are willing to cut back on a lot of things such as eating out and shopping but they’re not as willing to scale back on pet food, treats or toys for their beloved pets.   I guess we’re not either.

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  1. kitchenrunway says:

    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats: Thank you!! I love the ice cream sandwich – any excuse to have more ice cream is a winner for me!

    Heidi @ Food Doodles: Thank you! 🙂 Can’t go wrong with cookies, nutella & ice cream!

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    Beth: Ice cream is a favorite around our household too… my husband blinks and I’ve stocked the fridge with a couple new tubs of ice cream…. yikes!! She’s definitely one cute dog!! 🙂

    Louise: dear flapjack, i miss you too & i can’t wait until our next play date! xoxo, taylor

  3. Valentina says:

    Could your doggie be any cuter!? No! That picture is priceless! And, needless to say, the cookies look amazing! P.S. I’m giggling b/c of the Idaho Potato — mine’s on my 5-yr old’s bed! 😉

  4. kitchenrunway says:

    Jen: Thank you! I have a soft spot for Nutella too…. is it a problem if I purchase Costco sized Nutella? 🙂

    Nam @ The Culinary Chronicles: I know right – definitely same wavelength this month!! Aww… puggle… to cute!!

    Valentina: Thank you Valentina! Taylor loves Spuddy Buddy! It’s shirtless now … but that’s how she likes her toys! 🙂

  5. kitchenrunway says:

    Christina & Mark: Yay! I’m so glad that you tried the recipe and you liked them! Woothoo! You two made my day!

  6. Aphrodite says:

    Im baking right now! I made the mistake of making them big…and I now have 6 cookies of the size of a football…each! lol

    They’re still in the oven….and they are pretty soft…I hope they turn out good!

  7. kitchenrunway says:

    Aphrodite: Yay!! I’m so excited that your football size cookies turned out great! Actually I think those are the perfect size cookies! 🙂 Glad you’re making them again for Christmas! Take care!

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