Today is my momma’s birthday.
I’d tell you how old she is, but the moment that she would read this, I’d get an
angry lovely phone call to remove it immediately.
Since I’m over 2000 miles away from my mom, I obviously won’t be able to celebrate her birthday with her.
But I can share these cookies with you, and let her know that I hid some of these cookies in the back of the freezer – behind the 2-year old frozen bananas, lentil soup, frozen spoons (Don’t ask), and apple-cinnamon coffee cake – so that she would find them today and have a homemade treat from me.
Although knowing my momma, she’ll read this post sometime around next week, meaning that she won’t find the secret stash of cookies until October 11th around 8:30PM.
And really, what is better than freezer-burnt cookies NOT on your birthday?
It’s the thought that counts right?
So for all of you (19,000,000!) that have a birthday today and for the billions of others that don’t, make these cookies and celebrate being fantastic. Yes, you! I think you’re fantastic 😉
Chocolate-Almond-Pretzel-Potato Chip-Confetti Cookies
These cookies basically contain every snack food I have in my house. They are sweet, salty, crunchy, and perfect for a celebration! Feel feel to substitute different ingredients (like cereal for chips or white chocolate for semisweet chocolate) to make your own crazy creation!
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg +1 egg yolk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup crushed tortilla chips (or regular potato chips)
- 3/4 cup chocolate chunks (or a mixture of different types of chips)
- 1/2 cup crushed salted pretzels
- 1/3 cup cereal (I used Dulce De Leche Cheerios)
- 1/3 cup chocolate covered toffee (or Health Bar bits)
- 1/3 cup assorted sprinkles
- Generous pinch of espresso powder, but the original recipe call for 1/4 tablespoon coffee grounds
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt, then set aside.
2. In another bowl, whisk the cooled butter and sugars until they are combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed and smooth. Gradually add in dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together. I used my hands for this because it was a bit easier. Fold in all of your add-in’s, using your hands (or a spoon) to bring it together.
3. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a nonstick baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until the middles are just set. Don’t over bake! Let cool almost completely.
Recipe lightly adapted from How Sweet It Is