Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Cookie Recipe #319 - Sweet and Salty Cookies
This is a new take on an ever-popular cookie-the chocolate chip cookie. The addition of pretzels and potato chips gives it the saltiness along with a crunch.
Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt (optional), 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 large eggs, 2 cups (12-ounce package)semi-sweet chocolate chips, 2 cups coarsely broken rippled potato chips, 1 cup small pretzel twists, broken into 1/2-inch pieces, 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts (optional).
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips, potato chips, pretzel pieces, and peanuts, if using. Drop by rounded tablesponfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.
Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.
"Woman's Day magazine", November 1, 2010, insert by Nestle, Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.