Party guests will love these simple yet delicious REESE'S Oatmeal Speckled Cookies enhanced in flavor and texture by REESE'S PIECES Minis. These colorful cookies look stunning on a catered display. Makes five dozen cookies.
Heat convection oven to 300°F (standard oven: 350°F). Lightly spray sheet pans with vegetable cooking spray. Place parchment paper on prepared sheet pans.
Mix together shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar in 20 qt. bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until fully incorporated.
Blend together flour, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Gradually add alternately with milk to sugar mixture. Stir in oats and REESE'S PIECES Minis. Using #16 scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on prepared sheet pans.
Bake 10 to 15 minutes* or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes; remove from sheet pans to wire rack. Cool completely.
Step 4: If using convection oven, rotate pans one-half turn (180°) after 5 minutes of baking.