The day has arrived…time for the big reveal. I will spare you a long introduction and just get right to the good stuff
Thanks to all who gave me some ideas for names of my cookies! I ended up going with…
Triple Chunk Candy Cookies
(pretty self explanatory, but I think it gets the job done)
makes 25 medium cookies
-12 Dove milk chocolate bite size chocolates, chopped
-1 fun size Butterfinger, chopped
-2 3 Musketeer bars, chopped
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup white sugar
-1 and 3/4 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
-1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 and 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat sugar, butter, and peanut butter together until well mixed. Then add in eggs and vanilla and beat until those are mixed in as well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients (including the chopped candy pieces). Using clean hands, incorporate all the ingredients together and mix until candy bar pieces are evenly distributed.
On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, place 1-1.5 inch dough balls evenly spaced and press down slightly so they are a little flattened.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. Repeat baking process until all dough is used up.
Fresh out of the oven these cookies are soft, delicate, and oozing with melted chocolate peanut butter goodness.
Once they cool though, they maintain their soft texture and are delightfully chewy and indulgent.
We have been storing them in the refrigerator and I have to say that they are absolutely delicious with a little chill on them! Nothing like a cold cookie on a hot summer day!
Now these are definitely a treat cookie…I didn’t try to ‘healthify’ them at all. But if you’re looking to do something like that, I am sure it could be done! Here a few substitution idea’s I’ve thought of (note: I haven’t tried any of these out yet so I can’t say for certain if they would work or not):
-stevia, applesauce, banana, or a liquid sweetener in place of some of the sugar
-pumpkin, banana, or yogurt in place of the butter
-egg whites instead of eggs
Let me know if you try this recipe out or make any variations on it!
Hope your Thursday is just as sweet and enjoyable as these cookies!