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Trail Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

Found another favorite snack that works inside a chocolate chip cookie!

The only thing that can make trail mix better, is cookie dough.


These take about 15-20 min to make.

I used Toll House chocolate cookie dough, and Smart Sense chocolate and nut trail mix. (I recommend using a brand like Planters- but I’m living the college life and found this).

Mix cookie dough and trail mix together in a bowl, and put medium-sized scoops on the baking pan.  Don’t make them too small our they’ll fall apart, golf-ball size is perfect.


Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

trail mix chocolate chip cookies

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Dark Chocolate Icing Cookie Dough Balls

So I made this up as I went, and was really happy when they came out amazing.

I started out wanting to make chocolate cookie dough balls, wrapping raw cookie dough in dipping chocolate. But even as I was eating blocks of raw Toll House cookie dough, like always, I realized I couldn’t use store bought raw cookie dough because of the raw egg.  (Never stopped me from eating it but, your welcome guys)

So I had to come up with a way to bake the dough first…

After a few trials, I figured it out.

I baked the Toll House cookie dough as normal, and crushed the cookies up in a bowl when I took them out of the oven.  (Be careful not to over cook these, you want them soft.)

Then I mixed in Pillsbury dark chocolate icing-which you can basically mix into anything to make it better…

I used just enough icing to make the cookie crumbles stick together and roll into small balls.

Then stuck them in the freezer, and used the Baker’s Dipping Chocolate I had left over from my original idea to drizzel over the tops.  Then just put them in the fridge until the chocolate hardened

They somehow came out ridiculously good.  My roommates loved these, and made the great suggestion of eating them with vanilla ice cream.

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Wine, Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Wine

My boyfriend’s family makes homemade wine, a lot of amazing homemade wine.

red wine grapes

This passed weekend we had the annual Wine Day party.

They start the wine making process and crush the grapes for next year. The rest of us watch, eating tons of food and drink great wines from the passed years.

grape crates

crates with red wine grapes

pressing grapes

This year they started with 2.5 tons of grapes (I did say a lot), so you can just imagine just how much amazing food and wine had to be enjoyed through that process. Really rough day.

wine bottle So what do you bring to this party?!

Cookies definitely.  Easy to eat without having to put down your wine glass, which no one wants to do.

Since Pretzel M&Ms worked so well, I decided to try out

Pretzel rods wrapped in chocolate chip cookie dough.

chocolate chip cookie dough pretzel

Another cookie that could not be easier to make…

I just used a bag of UTZ pretzel stix, because I thought they were the right length.

bag of utz pretzels

And then I used Tollhouse cookie dough on some and Pillsbury cookie dough on others to see which came out better.

chocolate chip cookie dough pretzel

I just wrapped each pretzel stick in cookie dough, as thin as I could get it.

chocolate chip cookie dough pretzel before baking

And then bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

cookies in oven

(I noticed that Toll House took longer to bake, and spread away from the pretzel more.  They are easy to fix back into shape with a spatula, still I would recommend using Pillsbury for this cookie.)

spatula and cookie

Pretzel chocolate chip cookie stix.

pretzel sticks in chocolate chip cookies

I feel like these need some sort of dipping sauce,

like peanut butter and Nutella…something.

chocolate chip cookies with pretzels

I’ll work on that…

Any Suggestions?

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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

I had some red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting left over from a party.

chocolate chip cookie dough and cake

So I decided to experiment.

chocolate chip cookie ball

My first thought was cake balls, those amazing little things Starbucks sells on a stick.  I attempted them, wrapped in cookie dough of course, but the cake didn’t spread out with the dough so they fell apart.

When that didnt work, I just put a scoop of cake ontop of the Toll House cookie dough to bake.

red velvet chocolate chip cookie dough

And got perfectly red velvet infused chocolate chip cookies!  The icing and cake melts down into the cookie dough without burning or loosing taste.

chocolate chip cookies with red velvet cake

I took about 3 slices worth of the cake

red velvet cake

mashed it up in a bowl

scooped the cake on top of the cookie dough on the baking sheet

cake and cookie dough

bake for 10-15 min at 350

And you have red velvet chocolate chip cookies.

directions to make red velevet chocolate chip cookiesMight be the best way ever to make use of left over cake.

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Pretzel M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

M&M chocolate chip cookies are always good, so I thought I’d try to make them even better and use Pretzel M&Ms.

They are bigger then regular M&Ms, but the cookies stayed in one piece and tasted amazing.

SO easy to make!

Cookie Dough and M&Ms

I just used Tollhouse cookie dough, and the pretzel M&Ms.

Takes about 25 minutes, and cost $12 (I bought the 36 oz tub)

Use about 2–4 M&Ms in each tablespoon of cookie dough on the baking sheet. (press the dough a little bit so the M&M is half way covered-they are fat)

M&M chocolate chip cookies

Bake for 15 min

M&Ms in chocolate chip cookies

Make sure you let them cool off and settle so they don’t fall apart.

Pretzel + chocolate in a cookie. Heaven.

chocolate chip M&M cookies

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