Have you ever heard of these cookies? Kitchen Sink Cookies for short apparently…
These ones came up in my search when I was digging up recipes based on another blogger’s comment for Coconut Cloud Cake post. Brian at Hard Ticket to Home Video commented that “mixes coconut, toffee and dark chocolate”. I have never baked with toffee so I had to run off and look for that. Of course, the trusty Walmart Superstore here has everything and I managed to pick up a pack of toffee bits on Saturday.
I changed it around a bit to match the tastes of my boyfriend and his family, which will be delivered to them tonight 🙂
I found this recipe on Martha Stewart`s site. The link to the original recipe that inspired it is: http://www.marthastewart.com/332894/everything-but-the-kitchen-sink-cookie
These cookies are quite easy to make as its pretty much mixing the wet ingredients then in another bowl the dry ingredients. After that putting it together and after having the cookies dough done. Its time to add all the contents: dark chocolate, toffee bits, coconut shreds, dried cherries, pecans, oats and pretzels. Point is, its supposed to have EVERYTHING…
My version doesn`t change much for the dough. I did remove the salted pretzels and dried cherries. Its not hit in their families and then swapped almonds to replace the pecans. Also, I didn`t have any dark chocolate on hand so I used some semi sweet chocolate chunks. Plus, the intended recipients aren`t big fans of dark chocolate and more semi-sweet.
Obviously, this one fits in all my nono`s. So I couldnt`t try it out. However, what they do feel and look like are Oatmeal cookies with Chocolate chunks, coconut, toffee bits, and almonds. Now that sounds like a winner combination right. My mom did help me out to taste it and she said that it was a bit too sweet (but she always thinks that) however, she did say the taste was pretty good. The texture of it was not too hard and all the ingredient choices matched up to a good taste.
If you don`t like any ingredients or you want to swap things in and out, as long as you know the end result taste works for you, then go for it. It should work out fine. 🙂
Seeing as I`m a beginner with toffee bits, what else do you recommend I do with it? Any other great recipes or types of cookies or cakes that it would work well in? I was thinking maybe fudge might be a good option? I don’t know. I’m not experienced with fudge either..Give me some suggestions. I’d love to hear all about it 🙂