Santa's Trash Cookies
I feel like this year has gone quicker than most years. 2018 went like January, February, February, February, May, July, August, Sep..., Oct..., NovDECEMBER! And I haven't been in a Christmas mood because of the mild weather. Not until I baked these cookies, I realized Christmas is around the corner and got into a festive mood.
These cookies make for a great recipe AFTER the Holidays. When you've baked dozens of cookies and have all kinds of left-overs. Chocolate chip leftovers? Christmas sprinkles leftover? Pretzel leftovers? Even chips leftovers? You can add it all into these cookies. And surprisingly, the salty-sweet taste made them amazing!
Taste: 5- out of 5
Consistency: 4 out of 5
Overall appeal: 5- out of 5
Santa's Trash Cookies: Delish
3/4 c. cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/3 c. crushed potato chips
1/3 c. crushed pretzels
1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp. red and green sprinkles
Flaky sea salt, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.
- In another large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt until combined. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until smooth. (Dough will be thick.)
- Gently fold in potato chips, pretzels, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.
- Scoop tablespoon-size balls of dough and transfer them to prepared baking sheets. Slightly press them down onto baking sheets and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake until edges are just starting to get golden, 7 to 8 minutes. (I found the cookies to be a bit underbaked on the first batch with 8 min., so the next batches I baked them for 9-10 min. Much better.)
- Remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.