Let me just admit two things right now. The first is I cannot decorate any baked item. I tried my hand at decorated sugar cookies for the last football game (helmets and footballs) and they looked like my 3 year old decorated them. Seriously. So no surprise, I am not blogging about that mess. I know I said in my first post that I would blog regardless. Well, I lied. The cookie came out really good and tasty so if you need a good cookie/frosting recipe I can give you one (though all the credit goes to my cousin Keri), but blogging about DECORATED cookies that look hideous... I couldn't do it. I will MAYBE post a picture of the cookies at the end of this post. The second thing is that I stunk at my picture-taking this week. I don't know what happened. I was halfway through making my next batch of cookies before I remembered to take pictures. I may have to place the blame on my almost 1 year old for my lack of sleep.
Okay, let's get back to the task at hand. The other cookie I made for the PITT/VaTech game are called Boyfriend Cookies.
Yup, all that went into cookies.
Why are they called Boyfriend cookies do you ask? I have no idea. I assume it's because they think that a 'boyfriend' would like everything you put in them. They should be renamed MELODYE cookies in that case because I loved these! There is so much candy & chips in this recipe that it has just enough dough to hold it all together. Which is also known as perfection. You start the usual way, with softened butter. Add your sugars and blend until creamy. Then you add the pudding mix, vanilla and eggs and blend in again. After you have that all mixed in add your flour and baking soda like the below picture.
Once that is all mixed in, you are ready to add your candy and chips. Now as you can see in the below picture, I added them in sections before mixing because I thought it would photograph pretty cool. Doesn't it look cool?
ALL the yummy Mix-Ins.
I would not advise adding them in like that. I would actually put them all in a bowl, mix them together and then add them to the dough. I had a hard time getting a uniform mix because of the way I added everything. I think they cookies ended up ok, but my husband mentioned having a bite that was like all chocolate chips and nothing else.
Once you have everything mixed in, you are ready to bake. Drop them onto parchment paper using rounded tablespoons. I used a Tablespoon, scooped the dough and then used a spoon to kinda scoop it out so it stayed rounded. These cookies barely spread though and stayed pretty thick (in a good way). Bake them for about 10 minutes in a 375 degree oven or until golden.
Ready for the Oven!
These cookies were chock full of flavor. Peanut butter, chocolate, white chocolate... Crispy around the edges, and soft in the middle.
Recipe: (adapted from Everycollegegirl.com)
1 cup Butter (softened)
1/4 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3.4 oz Vanilla Pudding mix (standard size package)
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
12 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (2 cups)
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 cup M&M's (any, I used mini)
1/2 cup Reese's Pieces
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees
In mixing bowl, blend butter and sugars until creamy.
Add pudding mix, vanilla and eggs and blend well.
Add Flour and Baking soda and mix.
Mix in chips and candy until well combined.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet (I used parchment paper)
Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
So I decided to share a pic of my decorated cookies. Here you go:
Yeah, I know that they at least look like footballs and helmets but on a scale of decorating, these are not that great. But at least they tasted good!
I'm going for a more fall like cookie next and a cookie that uses some of my husbands favorite ingredients. Hope to have those posted soon. In the meantime, enjoy this recipe!