I made cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.
Fourth year and still going strong. (Years 1, 2 & 3 for your reference!) Just so you know I procrastinated because the twins decided to go on a nap hiatus for 6 days straight, but I showed them and made these babies after the human babies went to bed. I drank wine too. Mom wins. Or the cookies win, not sure yet.
|Wine + Bottle Warmer + KitchenAid Mixer = PRODUCTIVITY|
The best part about the swap? Well there's a couple best parts. 1. You get 3 kinds of cookies from other bloggers. It's like Christmas before Christmas. 2. We all pay a couple of dollars to participate and all our dollars go to Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Probably my favorite part. 3. There's cookies people, cookies!
Want to know what I got?
|*Minty Chocolate Chip cookies from Crazy for Crust|
|*Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from The Daily Dabble|
|*Tie Dye Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from The Seaside Baker|
My husband is still asking when the next package is going to arrive. Can someone tell him it's over, we need to make our own cookies.
So the cookies I made? Well I wanted something chocolate cause I'm a chocolate girl. And I have twins - enough said. So I got on the nutella cookie train and then kinda switched it up and the twins ate 3 dozen. JUST KIDDING, everyone calm down.
Chocolate Cookie Dough Cookies
adapted from Averie Cooks recipe
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
heaping 1/2 cup Trade Joe’s Cookie + Cocoa Swirl Spread
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
*Beat the butter, TJ’s spread, sugars, egg and vanilla on medium-high speed until creamed, about 4 minutes.
*Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
*Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the white and dark chocolate chips, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
*Using a cookie scoop or Tablespoon measure out the batter and roll into balls, and flatten slightly.
*Place cookies on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to 5 days.
*Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet and place cookies at least 2 inches apart and bake for about 8-9 minutes. Cookies will seem slightly undercooked but they firm as they cool (don't overbake!).
*Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before devouring