On Thursday I wanted to make cookies for Dennis’ softball team and also for my good friend, Pam, and her family. Dennis had a late game and I thought the guys may want a little treat after they were done playing. Pam was taking a road trip on Friday to move her son to Santa Barbara to start college. Patrick will be attending UCSB, the school with the most gorgeous views. Santa Barbara is such a beautiful place! Dennis, Kylie and I bumped into Patrick last Sunday. I was so happy to see him because I was able to wish him well for his first year in college … Patrick is one of the absolute nicest young men you’ll ever meet. Kylie and Patrick met in kindergarten and have been in school together ever since.
I wanted to drop a goodie bag of cookies at Pam’s house that they could take on their road trip … four little bags, each with four cookies, wrapped and tied with a ribbon. One for Pam, one for Dan, one for Patrick and one for Dylan. I wanted them to have a little something sweet on their drive.
(Pam and I celebrating her birthday last year)
Pam is actually starting a blog that I can’t wait to tell you all about! I will definitely post about her new blog once she puts her first recipe in. Here’s a little teaser … Pam makes the best homemade marshmallows ever! She had a marshmallow business and we all loved tasting her newest creations. She is going to be sharing these with all of you soon and I will put her website link on my blog for you all to see very soon. Pam made my birthday dessert last year. She is the sweetest, she knows I love Oreo cookies and made the best dessert for my birthday gathering with Oreos, OMG! Not only that, but in addition to the dessert she made me, Pam also hand dipped Oreos in chocolate for Dennis, Kylie and I to share. They were amazing, simply amazing!
For my cookie recipe, I actually headed to the store for peanut butter chips and white chocolate chips, but found these Pumpkin Spice Chips (by Nestlé) that are a limited edition for fall. I thought it would be fun to try to incorporate them into a cookie with white chocolate chips. It was not only fun, but a good idea … they were a hit! I will make cookies with peanut butter chips and white chocolate chips soon – I promise.
In a bowl, I mixed together all-purpose flour, kosher salt and baking soda and set it aside. In the bowl of my electric mixer, I creamed softened butter, dark brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla. I then added two eggs, one at a time and beat them into the mix. I slowly added the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing well. Next, I added the pumpkin spice chips and white chocolate chips and incorporated them into the dough.
Once the dough was mixed, I dropped spoonfuls onto cookie sheets that I had lined with parchment paper.
I placed my cookies in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 12 minutes.
2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup softened butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup pumpkin spice chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt, Set aside.
- In the another bowl, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, softened butter and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, and beat.
- Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, mix well.
- Stir in white chocolate chips and pumpkin spice chips, mix well.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Until next time, Kris