Tuesday, April 5, 2011

All The Good Stuff Cookies

The other day we were at Sun Street Bakery for lunch & picked up two of Solveig's crisper cookies. We were lucky to get the last two that day. The cookies had pieces of pretzel, sugar cone & chocolate chips in them, I think. Matt & I both loved them & immediately started thinking about our own version because, you know, what if we go one day & they're sold out?!
Cookies for Matt
I thought the base of the cookies should be the same as a chocolate chip cookie & Matt agreed. Then it was just about choosing the add-ins. I wanted pretzels for sure & Matt suggested potato chips for even more saltiness. Chocolate chips were the next item on my list but Matt said no, he wanted malted milk balls which should add enough chocolate. Lastly, we decided to add caramel bits.
Cookies for Matt
The resulting cookie was a great mix of salty & sweet, crunchy & chewy. The only thing I would change is the caramels I used. I had an open bag of caramel chocolate swirl chips so, that's what got used. They were just not caramel enough (& really not good caramel either). Next time I'll use caramel bits or chop up some bigger caramels. I thought a little extra salt sprinkled on top would be good but Matt thought they had the perfect amount of saltiness.

All The Good Stuff Cookies
(adapted from the Original Toll House Cookie Recipe)

1 c + 2 T all purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t kosher salt
4 oz (1/2 c) unsalted butter, at room temp
6 T white sugar
6 T packed brown sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 c mix of malted milk balls, pretzels, potato chips & caramels (Malted Milk Balls cut into quarters, pretzels cut into 1/4" pieces, potato chips broken up & either caramel pieces or larger caramels cut up)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix the flour, baking soda & salt together.

In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, sugars & vanilla together. Add the egg & beat in completely. Beat in the flour mixture in three additions. Stir in the candy, chips & pretzels.

Scoop 1 oz balls onto ungreased baking sheets (I got about 6 per sheet). Bake for 9 - 10 minutes until golden brown around the edges. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely. These are best eaten at room temperature instead of warm.

Makes 2 dozen.

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14 comments:

Kudos Kitchen said...

Mmmmmm. Cookie heaven!

LaDue & Crew said...

Seriously, I will do whatever it takes to get these made and in my mouth this week- holy cow- cookie genius!!

RJ Flamingo said...

We just had a snack mix (like moose munch crunch) that was a combo of pretzels, potato chips, white & dark chocolate & nuts. I was thinking how great it would be to reproduce that, and you just did - in a cookie!

Great bake sale cookies, I think. :-)

Amy P. said...

Wow, what a crazy sounding cookie, Kathy! I'll bet the mix of flavors and textures are amazing.

Meaghan Luby said...

i love when cookies have wacky ingredients like this! thanks for sharing, looks great!
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Stacey Snacks said...

These look delish....love the salty & sweet combo!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Perfect cookies!

Jess said...

Oh yum! I'm thinking that those inclusions would be amazing mixed into Cook's Illustrated's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie dough - have you seen that recipe? It starts with browned butter. Amazing.

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

I was wondering what those flat pieces were?!?! I like choco covered potato chips so why not cookies? I bet it is great in there!

Elle said...

Kathy! I need these, right now. What great add ins!

luluvision said...

Have you tried the Momofuku compost cookie?

http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2010/02/momofuku_milk_bars_compost_cookie_recipe.html

Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

Oh that sounds like perfection!

grace said...

i'm glad you and matt were able to come to an agreement regarding the add-ins. tasty work!

Lori said...

Oh wow. That mix of add ins sounds so good. I usually like simple foods, but when it comes to cookies the more you can throw in the better!

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