Wednesday, January 25, 2012

all about the basics (cookies)

This is one of those basic cookie recipes that you can basically change the flavor of. Instead of putting chocolate chips into the batter, which I ran out of, I used M&Ms for half of the batch and used white chocolate chips and walnuts for the rest of the batch.
M&M and White Chocolate Walnut Cookies
Ingredients
(Makes 20-24)

1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
M&Ms, white chocolate chips, walnuts...
(basically whatever you want on the cookies)

Again, I usually opt for chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips, but i ran out -__-

Anyway... directions... Mix softened butter with sugars. Whisk in the egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Then add in the flour. (TIP: it's a habit of mine to sift my flour before i use it, but you don't have to) Last, just add in your toppings...

Let batter sit for about 10 minutes to stiffen. Then scoop tablespoon-sized portions onto baking sheet. Leave some room for the cookies to expand. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 F.
 10 minutes later...
TIP: to make the cookies uniformly round, I use a small tablespoon-size cookie scoop that I got as a gift from my secret santa this past Christmas...
 Here's how the white chocolate chip walnut cookies look...
They turned out really good too!

Enjoy!

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