i meticulously picked at three different recipes [much like a bird] for quite a while. . . .
. . . .before eventually getting frustrated, including some of my own additives and cobbling together a finalized, frankenstein sort of ingredient list.
up until now, i really haven’t been ballsy enough to play around with ingredients in recipes, nor attempt to concoct my very own. however, i took it upon myself this week during some down-time that i had — and the first two creations were a very large success!
i happened to surprise even myself a bit.
sometimes school-days can be rough for the kids. and the start of the week is usually the absolute worst for everyone. so i wanted everybody to feel that mom-love with freshly baked cookies straight out of the oven when they got home last monday.
‘end-of-day’ times tend to vary. and so i was popping batches of cookies in left & right — until every last person had received one [piping hot, of course] when they came in.
chewy m&m monster mash-ups
1 C. butter, softened
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1 large egg + the yolk of another large egg
1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C. rolled oats
3/4 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 C. butterscotch chips
1 C. M&M’s (any variety — i used 1/2 C. peanut M&M’s, 1/2 C. mini M&M’s)
1/4 C. M&M’s (any variety) for topping the cookies prior to baking
you know how to mix it, stir it & scoop it. freeze for at least 45 minutes prior to baking (i let mine sit in the freezer for 60). 325°. 15-18 minutes. additional dough balls may be frozen for later use.