Cookie Monster Worthy-Part 1

This past weekend we finally had a couple warm and full sun days, very happy to say that after a long cold winter and rainy spring, summer is here! Also got to do my first big hour long swim of the season around Pow Wow Island…the only downside is the not so lovely swimmers itch that ensued following.

To make the weekend that much sweeter along with the beautiful weather, I made a few different batches of cookies. First up- Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies, followed by-Orange Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies, and lastly- Double Chocolate Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chip Cookies. I love the combination of sweet and salty, and by adding the sea salt, it adds that extra yummy hit to the cookies!
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Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

These were the favourite of the weekend, probably because I loaded them with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Warning: Macadamia nuts are not cheap, a couple cups worth is about $13…but do they ever taste delicious!!

This recipe comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction. I doubled the recipe for some extra cookies.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon dark molasses
1 2/3 cups oatmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream the softened butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and mix on high until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  4. Add the vanilla and molasses and mix on high until combined. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, toss the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together.
  6. Add to the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined.
  7. Fold in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Dough will be thick.
  8. Roll balls of dough (about 1.5 tablespoons of dough per cookie) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 10-11 minutes until very lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look very soft. Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Creamed butter and sugars

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Sifted oats and dry ingredients

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Combined wet and dry, chocolate chips and nuts

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All lined up and ready for the oven!

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Loaded with deliciousness 🙂

Orange Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

These yummy cookies come from Cooking Classy. The fresh orange zest is an excellent combination with the dark and milk chocolate.

Directions:

2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon orange juice
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
sea salt

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer whip butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and orange zest until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in one egg and mix until combined, then add in second egg, vanilla extract and orange juice and mix until combined.
  4. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Shape dough into large balls, about 2 Tbsp each.
  7. Transfer balls to plates, cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees during last 10 minutes of chilling.
  9. Transfer chilled cookie dough balls to  parchment paper lined baking sheets and sprinkle tops lightly with sea salt.
  10. Bake in preheated oven about 11 – 12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

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Sifted dry ingredients

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Combined wet ingredients

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Combining the wet and dry ingredients

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The thick mixture

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Just out of the oven and cooling 🙂

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Double Chocolate Sea Salt Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

These awesome cookies come from Gimme Some Oven. They taste like a brownie in cookie form, and the peanut butter chips just add something a little more wonderful to the moist chocolate cookie.


Ingredients: 

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup dark chocolate

1 cup peanut butter chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Melt chopped dark chocolate with the butter in a small heatproof bowl in a double-boiler stirring frequently.
  4. Once melted, remove from heat and add sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until combined.
  5. Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in flour mixture.
  6. Fold in peanut butter chips.
  7. Round batter into balls and place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  8. Sprinkle each ball of dough with a pinch of sea salt.
  9. Bake until cookies are flat and surfaces begin to crack, about 12-15 minutes.
  10. Transfer on parchment to wire racks and let cool.

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Sifted dry ingredients

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Double broiler- melting chocolate and butter

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All balled and ready for the oven

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Perfection!

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They taste as yummy as they look.

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