I love making cookies from scratch. Whip together some butter, sugar, eggs, and add-ins. Bake them, and you get delicious, chewy, slightly crispy cookies.
Growing up, I lived next door to all of my relatives. My grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My grandma usually made dinner for everyone, or at least it was an open call. She made enough dinner for everyone, but not everyone showed up. She makes the best food ever, pot roast, corn bread, you name it. However, she didn’t have the time to make everything from scratch. She was making dinner for ten or more people everyday and night, can you blame her? I know she could though, if she wanted to spend the time. Her shortcuts usually included sauce packets, or box mixes. There were a few things I remember she always made from scratch though…cookies being one of them. Usually she copied the cookie dough recipe from the back of the chocolate chips, using different add-ins. They were delicious. Always.
Nowadays I like to play around with my cookies. Put chocolate covered potato chips in them, coffee, or even fruity cereal. Like these! They are one of my favorites. I love the added crunch of the fruity cereal, mixed with the creaminess of the white chocolate chips. It really tastes like milk and cereal. Which, let’s get real, is one of the best pairings ever created.
Here is what you will need to get started.
- 1/2 pound butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 14.4 ounces all purpose flour
- 8 ounces white chocolate chips
- 5 ounces macadamia nuts
- 1 cup fruity cereal
- In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix the butter and sugars together until creamy.
- Slowly add in the eggs and vanilla.
- Next add the salt and baking soda.
- Once everything is combined, gradually add in the flour.
- Before the flour is completely mixed, add in the chocolate chips, nuts, and cereal. Mix until combined.
- Refrigerate the dough for at least 12 hours, this allows the sugar molecules to bond together.
- Let cookie dough warm up just a bit before baking.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Portion dough to 3 oz.
- Bake 10-12 minutes. Rotating pan every 3-4 minutes.
- Allow to cool, then enjoy!