However, they had these...
Cookies n' Cream Easter bunnies. Marked down 50 or 75%?
*light bulb moment*
Cookies n' Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies were born.
My oldest daughter luuuuvs cookies and cream anything. I, however, am not a fan. I know, weird right?
Cuz I love the evil Oreo. Anyway...I thought it would be an interesting twist on the traditional chocolate
chip cookie, and I knew if they didn't turn out, my kids would eat them anyway!
Cookies n' Cream Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt *only if using unsalted butter
3/4 cup Smart Balance 50/50 butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper or use silicone baking mats.
3. Beat in the vanilla, & egg,
4. Stir in the cookies n' cream pieces & chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time (for giant cookies) or a tablespoon at a time (for smaller cookies) onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
5. Bake larger cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, or 10 to 12 minutes for smaller ones (check your cookies before they’re done; depending on your scoop size, your baking time will vary) in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
I made enough to give to the teachers, plus a few for a "taste test" ;) Since it was getting late, I took the remaining uncooked cookies, placed them on a baking sheet and froze them. The next morning I took the frozen dough and put them in a freezer bag. Now, whenever we want cookies, I can pull out a few and bake up fresh, homemade cookies. Just increase the baking time listed above. I don't know why I've never tried doing this before!
These cookies were good, but very sweet with the chunks of cookies'n cream bars. You could probably cut back on the sugar and be fine. My oldest thought they were mighty fine, you know, since they have absolutely no redeeming healthy qualities!
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