Monday, July 29, 2013

Whopper Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everybody in this house loves Whoppers. I have been varying my favorite chocolate chip cookies when I can. My sons would probably eat the same chocolate chip cookies every week, but I need some sort of baking variety. I like to put M&Ms in them. I also made the S'more ones and now these.

These are big as saucers! They were crunchy with some chew in the middle. I will have to play with the recipe more, because I would have liked them a bit thicker than this. I subbed out 2/3 cup of the flour for the malted milk and maybe I should have just added the malted milk and the full amount of flour for the thickness I was looking for. The flavor was still great though.

Whopper Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 cup sugar
2 cups brown sugar (I use dark brown sugar)
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
3 teaspoons of vanilla
2/3 cup malted milk powder (I used Carnation)
4 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of baking soda
2 teaspoons of cornstarch ( I will try 2 tablespoons next time)
1-2 teaspoons of salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2 cups of coarsely chopped Whoppers

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the melted butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla. Sir in the malted milk powder and then the rest of the dry ingredients. Add in the chips and Whoppers. I measured a 1/4 cup of dough for each cookie and put 6 on a large parchment or foil lined cookie sheet. Bake 14-17 minutes. Get them out before they are fully set in the middle. This recipe made about 26 cookies and they didn't last long. I gave some to the neighbors so they would quit tempting me.

Monday, July 15, 2013

S'More Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love s'mores and try to make them a few times each summer. My husband and I built a fire pit in our yard years ago and it is nice to sit out there and relax after a long work week. My youngest shares my love for them to. When I saw a recipe for s'more chocolate chip cookies, I knew they would be perfect for him.

I followed the directions of this recipe at Baked Perfection closely, but again added some changes to a half batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies. I couldn't stop eating this cookie dough before I even put any chocolate in it. The graham cracker taste comes through very well in these. These are a chewy cookie, which is what I prefer in a cookie.

S'more Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cornstarch (optional-this ingredient seems to be all the rage on Pinterest for chocolate chip cookies. I will add 1 tablespoon next time)
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs (Sorry, I was too lazy to do the math-about 7 ounces altogether)
1/2 to 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 to 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 -3 regular size Hershey milk chocolate bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter and cool slightly. Add the sugars, eggs and vanilla.Stir in the flour, salt ,baking soda, and cornstarch. The add the graham cracker crumbs and mini chips. Roll into balls the size of golf balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes. Pull the cookies out and lightly press 3-5 mini marshmallows and 1 square of the Hershey's milk chocolate bar onto each cookie. Bake another 3-4 minutes, depending on how dark you like your cookies. Allow to cool on the pan at least 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.