I've lived those words all my life and they have served me well. However, it wasn't just her words that inspired me with this recipe, but her kooky food combinations. This woman ate Cheetos & Marshmallow Fluff, Chocolate & Potato Chips (okay, that one I also like) and who do you think got me hooked on Peanut Butter & Pickle. Yes, that would be Mom. So these cookies represent those unusual combinations that are waiting to be discovered. Today, they started with a new candy out by Butterfinger--Peanut Butter Cups and Toasted Hazelnut Flour.
Give It Your All Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
1 T Vanilla extract
1/2 cup Toasted Hazelnut Flour
2 1/2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup Cocoa Krispies
4 pkgs. Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
1/2 cup pretzels, crushed
Preheat the oven to 350F-degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together thoroughly. Add the egg and a yolk and mix again. Add the vanilla and beat until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Mix together the dry ingredients and add to the dough. Mix on medium speed to combine. Add the Cocoa Krispies and crushed pretzels and blend together. Finally, stir in the chopped Butterfinger pieces. The dough will be stiff.
Use a 1/4 or 1/3 cup scoop to divided dough. Flatten slightly with your fingers.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. Allow to rest a few minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. The recipe makes 3 1/2 dozen 2 1/2" cookies.
I could have jammed a lot more ingredients in these (i.e., coconut, dried cherries, even oatmeal) but I figured I had given them my all and like what I had combined:-D
Thank you, Mom for all you taught me, Enjoy!