Okay, so if you're not on the Vegan Banana Carob Chip Cookie bandwagon, I think I have something for you today.
The Anything Goes Cookie was invented last night when I wanted to empty out my little baking cupboard that I store ingredients in.
Does anyone use the word cupboard anymore? If we're not using it anymore, let me know. I don't think I've said or written it in years. I guess I'll continue to use "cupboard" because I can't think of another word for it. I think that's what happened to my grandma and the word davenport. No one ever told her that davenports are called couches and sofas now.
But anyway, I had a little bit of mini chocolate chips, a little bit of white chocolate chips, a handful of chopped walnuts, a couple of Oreos and two peanut butter cups leftover from baking projects. All of the ingredients would tumble out and fall on the counter when I opened it up. I decided to throw everything in a cookie recipe.
This recipe makes a small batch of cookies, and the yield depends on how many ingredients you add and how big you make them. I ended up with 12 big cookies and they were GOOD.
Oh, and I threw in some chopped up flat pretzels, too. Flat pretzels are my favorite snack; they go well with hummus. Or peanut butter and a glass of chocolate milk.
I figured the saltiness would go well with all of the sweet chocolate and sugar in the cookie. I used browned butter in these as well, because I use browned butter whenever I possibly can.
Well, I hope you have a good weekend and have fun with whatever you're doing.
Today I'm doing a bread baking experiment, then a dairy making experiment, and then I think I'll go stock up on some ingredients for my empty cupboard.
Wait, it's a cabinet, not a cupboard. I don't know why I called it that. I'm getting old.
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cake flour
1/3 cup bread flour
Add-ins (chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter cups, Oreos, nuts, pretzels, etc.)
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 1-2 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter foams and starts to brown. Pour butter into a large mixing bowl.
In large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined - about 1 minute. Beat in egg until mixture is light and airy - about 2 minutes. Beat in oil, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in cake flour and bread flour until just combined. Stir in the add-ins until combined. Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes or until cold.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Cool 1 minute before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool.
Makes about 1 dozen cookies