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Everyone knows someone who is ridiculously hard to shop for. “I don’t need anything.” “I don’t want things to just sit around.” You know the type. I have a feeling, though, that you can win them over with my Sweet and Salty Christmas Cookies.
They’re your basic chocolate chip cookie with a salty surprise: pretzels and potato chips right in the dough. (And I’ll go on record now saying it’s pretty much the best raw cookie dough you’ll ever eat. I know. It has raw eggs. I like to live dangerously…)
- 1 cup softened butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup crushed potato chips
- 1 cup crushed pretzels
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in large bowl until creamy.
- Add eggs and mix well.
- Combine flour, salt and backing soda in a small bowl.
- Slowly add flour mixture to butter and sugar mixture while beating.
- Add chocolate chips, potato chips and pretzels and mix well.
- Use cookie scoop to drop tablespoon-sized cookies onto baking sheets.
- Bake for 9 minutes or until golden.
You can also turn my Sweet and Salty Christmas Cookies into bars. Just drop the temperature down to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.
You can give a personalized and thoughtful gift all in one when you create a photo recipe card from CVS Photo to accompany your Christmas cookies. I used a photo of my cookies, but you can include a family photo and combine the recipe card with your Christmas card. How’s that for making things easy?
They’ll think of you every time they pull out the recipe to make a batch of cookies. If you really want to knock it out of the park, combine the ingredients for the cookies into a small basket and present that along with the recipe card. Just make sure you include some of your own cookies, too, so they’ll know what they can look forward to making!
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