The cold weather and snow kept us inside today.  Thankfully, unlike thousands of Atlanta families, all of us were safe and sound at home.  The Big One was able to go sledding with some friends, and the Monkey got to explore the snow a bit more.  Most people make hot cocoa or snow cream to celebrate winter weather, but this bag of heath bar bits was calling to me all day.  I decided that what I needed to do was whip up a quick batch of cookies.  It’s just a basic cookie recipe with a bag of heath bar bits, but rarely do the cookies in our house get gobbled up so quickly.  I wasn’t planning on sharing them here, but these Heath Bar Chip Cookies disappeared so quickly that I thought someone else might like to try the recipe.

My Mom Made That: Heath Bar Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Bag of Heath Bar Bits (about 1 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup of Milk Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 350.  Make cookies as if they were your basic chocolate chip cookies.  Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set to the side.  Cream the butter, and then add in the sugar a bit at a time.  Mix until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Thoroughly blend.  Then slowly add the dry ingredients (flour etc.) to the butter mixture.  Once everything is well mixed add the Heath Bar bits and chocolate chips.  Cook at 350 for eight minutes.

Everyone was snacking on the cookies before they were even cooled, and the Big One said that they were the best cookies he had tasted in a while.  As he’s not much of a cookie guy, that’s saying something!

Hope  you enjoy the cookies!  Do you spice up your basic recipes to create new versions of cookies?