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Double Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt

 

Yes I do have a sweet tooth and cookies are definitely my go to snack but there is a lot more to why I keep blogging about cookies I have been making lately. I have decided to start making a cookie company in my town and proceeds will go to the “ Brain Aneurysm Foundation“.

Why the Brain Aneurysm Foundation? When I was about 2 years old, my 36 year old aunt randomly and quickly died from what we were told was a blood clot in her head that burst without any notice or symptoms. Then in my freshman year of high school, my aunt was at the gym, collapsed, was rushed to the hospital and again we were told a blood clot had burst. There are methods out there to repair a blood clot called coiling and clipping but it leaves the patient unable to eat, talk, write and do daily activities.  My mom and her sisters all decided to get tested to see if it was a common trait within are family. My other aunt was tested and they did find a aneurysm but it was not fully formed so she was able to get surgery and today is still okay. My mom thankfully was aneurysm free. The battle did not end there, since 3 members on my moms side of the family had these clots, we were put into a study at John Hopkins University to see if all of this is genetic based. After all the children received extensive testing- it was found two of my cousins 30 and 32 years old also have small clot starting to form. Today it is still a mystery whether or not there is a link between these aneurysms and generations within the family. Which is why I am pushing testing and studies towards this foundation so my family and I can get answers. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I am 🙂

 

 

Ooey, Gooey, Fudgey cookies! These are a must try if you are craving a rich chocolate cookie! Trust me when I say you wont be able to just take one cookie!

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What you need:

2 sticks of softened butter

1 cup of sugar

3/4 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1 3/4 cup of bread flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

sea salt

1 1/2 cup of chocolate chunks or chips

1 cup of cocoa powder

bag of caramels

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper

2. In a mixer, beat the sugars and butter until well mixed. Add eggs and vanilla . beating well

3. Place flour, baking soda, salt in bowl. Add to wet ingredients, along with cocoa powder and chocolate chunks.

4. Bake 8-10 minutes, take out of oven. Using the bottom of a spoon, create a mini indent to place the caramel in. Then place back in oven for another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt.

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Chocolate Chip M&M Pretzel Cookies

Cant decide if you want a sweet or salty snack? Try these cookies that are packed with both flavors! I have been experimenting with ingredients in cookies seeing what makes chewy, not flat cookies and I think with this recipe I have finally received my answer…using bread flour instead of all purpose flour! The cookies stayed fluffy well after they were baked and still had the same great flavor!

For these cookies I made them two different ways- one way I put the pretzel on  top and the second I mixed it in with the batter. I personally feel that when the pretzels are mixed in the batter it tasted a whole lot better.

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What you need:

3 3/4 cup flour – I did one 1 cup All Purpose Flour and the rest Bread Flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened at room temp.

3/4 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup of M&Ms

1 cup of min pretzels chopped

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside

3. In a stand mixer, combine the butter, and both sugars until smooth. Slowly beat in eggs and vanilla and scrape the sides as need. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips, M&M’s and pretzel pieces

3. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the baking sheets. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Be careful to not over bake, cookies do cook as they cool.

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Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Cookies

Lets just say I am on a cookie kick! I try to eat “healthy” as  possible but when a recipe involving peanut butter and chocolate comes along, I just cant resist! My go to comfort food for sure! Ever since I watched the “Parent Trap”, I feel in love with the snack Lindsay Lohan was eating Peanut Butter and Oreos. Why not combine the two and make a delicious cookie.

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What you need:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter- Tip: Soften at Room Temp, do not melt in microwave.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (creamy)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Reeces Cups broken and crushed

Directions:

Mix together butter, sugar and peanut butter.  Add eggs, flour, baking soda and vanilla extract mix.  Fold in Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Put in fridge for about a half hour.  Roll dough into 1 inch  balls or use a ice cream scoop and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes . Take out and add  half of a oreo on top! Put back in oven for 3 minutes. Let stand and cool for 5 minutes.

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Smores Galore Cookies

Bring this summer time campfire favorite into the kitchen by making these oooey gooey cookies!

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What you need:

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 cup graham cracker ( smash so they become crumb like)

1 teaspoon baking

1 teaspoon salt

A dash of cinammon

1 cup (2 sticks) softened at room temp

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips

1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Hershey Bars to top with

Directions :

Preheat oven to 375 .In a medium bowl combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes, and remove from the oven. Push 3 to 4 marshmallows and a few pieces of Hershey bar into each cookies. Return to the oven and bake an additional 3-4 minutes until fully cooked. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

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