Friday, September 30, 2011
1 Cookie Batter: 3 Kinds of Cookies
I like a variety of cookies. We used to get those assorted cookies at Sam's. You know what, though? These are better. They are fresher tasting and just more special than store bought.
This is a big batch of cookies that I am making ahead for a party. You could modify any cookie recipe to make different kinds of cookies. Like if you wanted to make the 4 cookies recipe, each cookie could have different stuff.
Here is the recipe I used.
Adapted from: Cookie Madness
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all purpose flour
Add-ins of your choice. I used:
Bowl 1—1/2 cup white chocolate chips + 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
Bowl 2—1/2 cup chocolate chips
Bowl 3—1/2 cup each of M+Ms and candy corn, plus 1/4 cup chocolate chips
I mixed some oats in each batch because I found the dough to be too wet (from the butter, I guess). You could do this or just chill your dough (I’m too impatient for that!).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Light grease a couple of baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
Cream together butter and sugars mixer until light and fluffy (I zapped my butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave because it was not at room temperature). Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the baking soda, salt and flour. Split the batter into 3 bowls. Add1/4-1/2 cup oats (optional) to each batter. Add white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts to one bowl, chocolate chips to the 2nd bowl, and candy to the 3rd bowl and stir them up.
Drop the dough with cookie scoop onto the baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart, and bake for 12-15 minutes. This made 50 cookies (I froze 2/3 of the dough).
My Dad’s birthday is tomorrow (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!!), so I made half a dozen of each cookie for him to share at work.