A dough with enough strength and rise to stand up to whatever you want to throw in but chewy and tender enough to please any true cookie lover. With a multitude of both sweet and salty mix-ins these cookies are tasty and substantial enough to be a meal. I may or may not have eaten one the other day for breakfast. . . But isn’t that one of the few great things about being an adult? Being able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want. That may be why I can never lose those last ten pounds . . .
1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.5 cups cake flour
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&Ms
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup nuts*
3/4 cup pretzels, broken into small pieces
- Preheat oven to 410 degrees
- With a stand or hand-held mixer cream together cold cubed butter with both sugars and vanilla extract for approx. 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each.
- Sift together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
- Add flour mixture in about 1/3 at a time and mix just until combined to avoid overmixing.
- By hand stir in remaining ingredients.
- Using a cookie scoop or by hand make large balls of the dough and place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper being careful to leave a couple inches between each cookie.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown on top.
* I used lightly salted mixed nuts, but use whatever nut tickles your fancy. Or if allergies are a problem, go nutless.
** Again if you like other mix-ins better, feel free to switch them around. The world is your cookie!