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Compost Cookies

I’m sure you’re heard of these cookies before. Some call them garbage cookies, others compost cookies, and on and on. I like to call them Everything but the kitchen sink cookies, because well you can put just about everything but the kitchen sink in them ; ) I’m sure I’ll be whipping up another batch with all of the leftover Easter candy ; )

They’re salty and sweet bites of deliciousness that use up whatever you might have on hand. I use my basic chocolate chip cookie recipe {sometimes with or without the chocolate chips added} and then add in about 1 1/2 -2  cups of whatever else is laying around. Pretzels, potato chips, raising, candy bits, you name it it’s fair game. Today’s version I used Chow Mein noodles, hazelnuts and Rolo chocolates…

And somehow in the end it all just works…It’s a tasty mystery!

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Cookies

What you’ll need:
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 sticks unsalted butter softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1.5 teaspoons PURE vanilla extract
2 large eggs room temperature

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Add flour, baking soda & salt into a bowl. Mix together with whisk & set aside.

3. In your mixer beat butter until creamy and fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla extract. Mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mix well after each. Gradually add flour mixture. Mix well.

4. Add chosen ingredients. Fold together.

5. Place your silpat (or silicone) mat onto a cookie sheet. Using a cookie scooper {or 1 tablespoon measuring spoon} Spoon your cookie dough onto the baking sheet . Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until done. Take cookies off of pan immediately and transfer to a wire rack to cool down.

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