Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Chocolate Chip Day!

I found this recipe on Picky Palate's blog....oh boy! How appropriate with today being Chocolate Chip day! Let's celebrate with a big fat XXL cookie!!! Jenny from PP used M&M's....that was my I hit the candy aisle....lookee what else I put on the cookie...

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What makes these cookies so large is that you use the muffin top pans. I have 3 of them at my school so I borrowed them for this recipe. Perfect! If you'd like more of a tutorial how to use these pans with these cookies check out Jenny's Picky Palate blog for more detailed pix...

XXL Candy Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Picky Palate

2 sticks softened butter
3/4 Cup sugar
1 Cup packed light brown sugar (I used half dark brown and light brown)
2 extra large eggs
2 Tablespoons pure vanilla
3 3/4 Cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
12 oz bag chocolate chips
1 bag M&M’s, Reese's Pieces, Almond or Peanut M&M's, Heath Bar Bits

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer beat the butter and sugars until well beaten. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Place flour, baking soda and salt into a large bowl; mix. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips. Do not mix in M&M’s!!

2. Scoop 1/4 Cup of dough and press into a muffin top pan (or just press onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet) using your hands or the bottom of a moistened glass. Now, press your M&M’s onto pressed cookies. I did a pan of M&M's (dark) and a pan of Reese's. Another pan of Heath Bar bits....Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges just start to turn golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes on muffin top pan or cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.

About 18 XXL cookies!

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I made a DOUBLE batch to take to my GIRL's weekend at the beach. I know we all needed to have some homemade chocolate lovin' from the oven.

Don't worry....I left a few (like 10) for K-man to enjoy while he spends the weekend alone. Care to guess how many will be left when I return after 3 days?

Thanks Jenny....this XXL ROCKED....I hope we don't eat them all on the drive over to the beach!


Leslie said...

I cant believe I missed chocolate chip day :(

Mary said...

I know some young guys who will love these. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be back. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary