Monday, May 20, 2019

Mystery Cookies

I made the Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe from the Genuine Pizza book from which I gleaned last week’s Marinated Olives recipe. I love that this pizza book has more than just recipes for pizza in it. I changed the recipe up a bit, and it is mine that you will see below.
Mystery Cookies
Adapted from Genuine Pizza

2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into several pieces
¾ cup +2 tablespoons granulated sugar
¾ cup +1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, cold
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3½ cups all purpose flour
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1½ teaspoons baking soda
12-24 miniature
Snickers, Milky Way, 
or Three Musketeers bars, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 2 cookie sheets with
parchment; set aside.

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Pause the mixer motor to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl between each addition. Add the vanilla and mix to incorporate.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda until combined. Add the flour mixture to the butter-egg mixture and mix on low speed until just combined. Do not over mix

Using a cookie scoop (see note below) scoop dough into your hand, and roll into a ball. With your thumb, shove an unwrapped miniature candy bar into the ball, and roll again to seal. Place two inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until they are golden brown and about 1/2 inch thick. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Allow to cool completely, then transfer to a container with a lid and store at room temperature for up to a week.

NOTE: If you use a 2-ounce cookie scoop, as directed, you will get 24. For larger cookies, use a 4-ounce ice cream scoop, bake for 28-30 minutes, yielding 12 cookies.

Everybody seems to love Chocolate Chip Cookies, as do I, but this recipe for Panera Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies is one of my favorites.

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Linda said...

Yum! I've never thought about or seen a recipe like this. Those three bars are my very favorites. How did the 3 Musketeers do in the cookies?

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

The Three Musketeers bars did very well! The filling ended up being chewy like caramel. I think I liked the Milky Way filling the best, even though I’m a Snickers bar girl. They were really good. Next time I’m going to try peanut butter cups, and who knows, I may try Junior Mints or peppermint patties. said...

Yum Pattie, this is a must try, pinned!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

What a fun idea, Pattie!! I think the Milky Way would be my favorite - love those!