Friday, November 2, 2012

cookies (after halloween!)

leftover candy comes in handy
Anyone else feel that this halloween had less trick or treaters than usual?  We definitely overestimated and had way too much candy and chocolate left over!  Well if we are going to have to polish off all this chocolate might as well bake it into something fun.  The base recipe is simple (basically a chocolate chip cookie recipe) - but instead of chocolate chips I used peanut M&Ms and mini crispy crunch bars:)  The crispy crunch chunks melt into the cookies but after they cool become a crunchy toffee texture with a hint of peanut butter...yummy.  And who doesn't love peanut butter M&Ms in a cookie?

what you need:
*makes about 2 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ~1 cup peanut M&Ms
  • ~8 mini crispy crunch bars
what to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix all flour, baking powder and salt together.
  3. In another bowl, mix together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until incorporated.  Divide batter into two bowls.
  5. Break crispy crunch bars into big pieces (not too small or else it will just melt away into the cookies).  Add pieces to one bowl and mix.
  6. Add M&Ms into the other bowl and mix.
  7. Spoon batter onto baking sheet, about 6-8 cookies per sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes.  Remove and cool, then enjoy!

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