Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tasty Tuesday: Candy Bar Cookies

It's the second Tasty Tuesday of 2017, and the first for this blog! And let me tell you, it is one that you will use for the ENTIRE year! I am going to share my version, and give you a ton of ideas but I will definitely link the inspiration behind it because I am sure it was good to begin with. I only made a few changes in the beginning and now I am ready to keep on pushing the limit.

One thing I can tell you ~ is fresh cookies from the oven is always a treat no matter how old you are, what time of day it is, or even what season! I am pretty convinced that there is a cookie for anyone and everyone from every walk of life!

This basis for this recipe came from two sources. Originally it came from Martha Stewart but it was brought to my attention by Jen Ross from Pretty Neat Living. I have watched her make these cookies and give them away during the Christmas season without knowing the recipe until I checked her pinterest page. I am going to post the way I use this recipe, but I will link up the original recipe as well!

The other day when I went grocery shopping I noticed what I first thought was a treasure on clearance from the holiday season. It was these Snickers Baking Bites. They are much like the regular Snickers Bites. So... after trying the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever made I knew I needed to try it with these! Now below is the recipe I used (with my own personal changes) along with the Snicker Baking Bites. What I LOVE most about this recipe (with or without the Snicker Baking Bites) is that ONE cookie was satisfying! I know that other cookie recipes I could sit and eat several ... but these truly are SO satisfying that you really do not feel like you need another one to be satisfied. If you are not a fan of Snickers, try it with Butter-finger, Reese's Peanut butter cups, Milky Way! I am sure they will all be delish!

Enough chatter.. here is the recipe!

1 cup of room temperature butter (DO NOT substitute anything else)
1 cup packed light Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 1/4 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking powder (DO NOT use baking soda)
1 tsp and a dash of salt
12 oz package of semi sweet chocolate chips (or chunks)
1 bag of Snickers Baking Bites ( I have used M&Ms)

Cream together butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs until nice and fluffy. Add in dry ingredients (except chocolate chips and candy). Mix until well combined but be careful NOT to over mix. Dump in chocolate chips and candy of choice and mix well. Bake on parchment lined baking sheets for 15 minutes( Be careful NOT to over crowd your pan. I like to cook 8 to sheet. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes then transfer onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before transferring into an air tight container. Trust me when I say these will be a hit!


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