Triple Chip Mudslide cookies

Triple chip Mudslide cookies

These are a wonderful cookie – fudgy, soft and made with three kinds of chips – semisweet, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. They stayed nice and puffy too, which I love. Flat cookies are not my bag.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. (Don’t directly pour from the bag into the measuring cup). I recommend chilling the scooped out dough for a few hours to prevent cookies from spreading. I also recommend you preheat your oven to 325 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions – in a bowl, combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips. Blend in dry ingredients. (You may need to use your hands to mix it all together if your mixer can’t get it done. Stir in chips. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and roll into balls. Chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 325 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Stagger cookies on sheet. Bake 11 minutes (no longer). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

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Triple chip olive oil cookies

Another chocolate chip cookie recipe for you. These feature semisweet, white and milk chocolate chips. I used olive oil instead of butter.

Scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Once you add the dry ingredients, you may want to use your hands to mix the dough. Also use your hands when you mix in the chips.

If you decide to chill the dough, I recommend scooping the mounds of dough out first. It will be difficult to scoop out chilled dough. I am a big believer in chilling cookie dough to keep cookies puffy.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – mix olive oil, sugar and brown sugar. Stir in egg, yolk and water. Blend in dry ingredients, using your hands. Mix in chips, using your hands. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and form tall mounds. Chill. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheer with parchment paper. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (you will see golden patches on top). Store in covered container.

Perfectly puffy!

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Milk chocolate chip mini m&m chocolate cookies

These are not just large cookies, they are not extra large. I feel they are 2XL. They are basically a cup of cookie dough bc they were the 3rd thing I baked today, after brownies and milk chocolate chip cookies. I made them big and cooked them at a higher temp to finally finish baking.

Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I chilled these overnight. They did not spread out at all,so you could flatten the mounds before you chill them. Also preheat your oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the eight temp.

  • Ingredients list
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini m&ms

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Mix in chips and m&ms. Divide into 8 equal pieces. Flatten to however thick you want the cookies. Chill a few hours or overnight. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Preheat oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes. Stagger cookies on sheet. Bake for 10 minutes (no longer because you are baking at a higher temp than usual for cookies)

Thanks for stopping by today! If you make these chocolate mounds of goodness, let me know how they turn out.

XL milk chocolate chip cookies with ground macadamia nuts

To occupy my time before the Bills game tomorrow, I decided to bake a couple of things. Three to be exact, for Damar Hamlin, who continues to recover after a cardiac arrest event during a game on January 2nd. These are milk chocolate chip cookies with ground macadamia nuts. Not sure why I decided to grind them up (with my old school nutgrinder), but I did. These are pretty big cookies. I used 1/2 cup scoops of dough and chilled them overnight so they did not spread out too much.

Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. Chill your dough. And preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so the stove cycles to the right temp. Also, do not overcook these. They will seem doughy, but will firm up and be ok after they cool. Or if you eat them warm, is there anything wrong with gushy cookies?

  • Ingredients list
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • Finely ground macadamia nuts (opt)

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips and ground nuts. Scoop out 1/2 cups of dough and roll into balls. Chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on prepared sheets. Bake 11 to 15 minutes. I did mine for 13 and a half. Cool completley. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you make these, let me know how they turn out. Wishing you a day filled with peace and joy. #gobills

Brownie smores cookies

Brownie smores cookies

For NFL Super Wildcard weekend, I felt a big time cookie was needed. I saw some marshmallows in my cabinet and thought smores cookies would work. I used a basic chocolate chip cookie dough base. To one half I added cocoa and graham cracker crumbs to the other. And I topped them with marshmallow halves. I suppose I could have just made it all graham cracker or all chocolate for the base, but would they still be a “super” cookie? Probably, but I love to take things up a notch.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into measuring cup so you get the correct amount. I did not chill this batch and they spread out quite a bit, so next time I will chill them to help prevent that. Also preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so the oven cycles to the right temp.

And one last thing – Go Bills.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 graham cracker sheets, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 12 Large marshmallows, cut in half

These make 12 good size cookies

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour and baking soda. Divide dough in half. To one half, add baking cocoa and blend well. To the other half, mix in graham cracker crumbs, then chocolate chips. Scoop out 2 tbs of chocolate dough, top with a scoop of 2 tbs graham cracker dough. Chill.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Stagger cookies. Bake 10 minutes. Remove and place 2 marshmallow halves on top. Bake 4 more minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping today. Hope you have a wonderful day, filled with peace and joy. Remember to be kind and show compassion to others. We are all fighting a battle daily, some are more difficult than others.

Go Bills!

Marble cookies for week 18 football friday

Marbled cookies

Today felt like a day for celebration. There was a miraculous update on Bills Safety Damar Hamlin. He collapsed during the Monday Night football game and was rushed to University of Cincinnati medical center. Each day there were updates of reported progress. Then today, the update was on “remarkable” progress, although he still has other progress to be made. One of the things that made me smile – Damar communicated to doctors asking, in writing, “did we win the game?” All the prayers made a big difference. God is good. Thanks to so many people who’s quick actions saved his life. And the outpouring of love for this young man has been overwhelming. All the donations and prayers made in his name and wonderful stories about him are just beautiful. My hope is all the love, kindness, and positive vibes and prayers put out there can remain and make the world a better, friendlier,more loving place.

And with that, I decided to bake marble cookies at 9 pm. Just a cookie made with browned butter and instead of adding all chocolate chips, I melted them and swirled them in.

Notes – I used bread flour in these in hopes they would not spread out too much. I did not have time to chill the dough. Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. And preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter browned, not cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, browned
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs cream
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips,melted
  • Extra chocolate chips

In a bowl, combine browned butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, yolk, vanilla and cream. Blend in dry ingredients. Swirl in melted chips to marble dough. Scoop out 2 tbs dough and form mounds. Lightly press a few chocolate chips on top. Chill a few hours. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Stagger cookies on prepared sheer. Bake 10 minutes (no longer). Cool completley. Store in covered container.

Chocolate stuffed cookies

Chocolate stuffed cookies

In an effort to use up our remaining Halloween candy (Rob bought 24 bags, but we only used 15), I opted for a stuffed cookie. These are chocolate and use melted chocolate chips in the batter. Half of these are stuffed with Reese’s peanut butter cups, the other half with oreos. We have a lot of oreos around too, plus not everyone loves peanut butter. So people can tell the difference, I placed 3 white chocolate chips on the top of the oreo stuffed cookies.

Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I chilled these overnight to keep the dough from. Spreading too much. Preheat yourboven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so your oven cycles to the right temp. Don’t bake these longer than 10 to 12 minutes because the bottoms will burn. These will firm up after you take them out of the oven.

  • Ingredients list
  • 10 tbs butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Blend in melted chocolate. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Scoop out 2 to 3 tbs of dough and evenly divide in half. Slightly flatten each half.

On one half, place a peanut butter cup or oreo

Top with remaining flattened half of cookie dough

Seal edges to completley cover oreo or peanut butter cup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes (no longer or else the bottoms could burn)

Cool completely and store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful day filled with joy, love and peace

Small batch, XL Peanut butter cookies

XL Peanut Butter cookies topped with melted hershey kisses

It is rainy and windy here today, so I am baking more cookies (in addition to steak pizziaola), as we watch hockey. Instead of putting a Hersey kiss on top to make peanut blossoms, I melted a bunch of Hersey kisses and out that on top of the cookies instead.

Cookie monster!

A couple of notes about these cookies – I used a mix of cake flour and all purpose flour. If you don’t have cake flour, you make make it by adding 1/2 tbs of cornstarch to 1/2 cup flour and soft together. Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I froze the cookie mounds for 30 minutes to help prevent spreading. I preheated the oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. I did not cook these longer than 13 minutes. I did not want them to get too done and dry out.

These make 5 really big cookies. You can double the recipe and make 10 if you want.

  • Ingredients list
  • 12 cup butter, cold, grated with a cheese grater or cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup flour

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Blend in dry ingredients. Divide evenly into 5 pieces of dough and roll into tall mounds. Roll each in sugar. Freeze at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper, place 5 cookies on it, leaving room between each because cookies spread. Bake 10 to 13 minutes. No longer than 13 minutes. Cool completely.

Topping – in a bowl, combine 20 unwrapped hershey kisses with 1 tsp vegetable oil. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Spoon on top of cooled cookies. Store in covered container.

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Triple chip cookies

Triple chip cookies

I am absolutely delighted how these turned out. Huge mounds of puffy goodness. I do not like flat cookies! I am not quite sure why. These were a last minute request from Rob, so I used crisco, which I believe helped with the puffiness. I also made peanut butter cookies and those are not his bag, if you will, so I whipped up a few of these triple chip cookies, which we also call “the franks” because our friend Frank loves them!

Look at all those chips!

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Also preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right tem (a tip from a Sears appliances tech – thanks Stanley for the invaluable advice). If you use butter instead of crisco, I recommend chilling the mounds of dough for a few hours or freeze them for 30 minutes to avoid them spreading too much.

This recipe made 8 good size cookies (I uses 1/4 cup dough scoop for each one)

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup crisco
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1.7 ounce instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. In a bowl, cream crisco and brown sugar. Add pudding mix. Blend in vanilla, egg, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fold in flour. Stir in chips. ( I used my hands to blend the dough together once I added the chips). Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 13 minutes. You will see golden patches on top. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

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Mini chocolate chip cutouts

I hope you can tell this is a Christmas tree

For my first cutout cookies of the season, I opted for a mini chocolate chip recipe and tossed in a few mini m&ms. I like my cookies thick, so these spread out a little more than I prefer. I will try to tweak the recipe to see if I can remedy that. I do recommend mini chocolate chips because the dough is easier to cut with cookie cutters.

These are very old, yet I can’t part with them!

I made my cutouts into cookie sandwiches because I am a terrible decorator. I use a simple vanilla and /or chocolate frosting.

A gingerbread man
Flip the gingerbread man upside down and you have a reindeer

Notes – remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. If you chill the dough, take it out a few hours before so it is easier to roll. And preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so your oven cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini m&ms (or you can use another cup of mini chips)

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. In a bowl, cream butter, crisco, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and salt. Blend in yolks. Fold in flour. Dough may take a while to come together. Add a tbs or 2 or water if you want to help blend dough. Mix in chips and m&ms. On a floured surface, roll and cut. Place on your prepared cookie sheet. Bake one sheet at a time, for ten minutes. Cool completley.

Frosting – combine 2 tbs butter (melted), with 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbs milk, 1 tsp vanilla. You can add more milk or powdered sugar to get the texture you want. I added green food coloring

These are a Christmas tree, Santa’s ans stockings
A stocking sandwich cookie.

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