Holidaze Cookie Traditions

Hey Hey Everyone! 

Are you ready for my most favorite cookie? Well my most favorite cookie for the last 5 holiday season’s.

I originally found a recipe in the 2015 addition of Better Homes and Gardens 100 Best Cookie Magazine, I just had to put my twist on it. Plus, all the other recipes of so many good cookies including my moms favorite oatmeal cream pies! Let us know if that’s a recipe you would like us to add to out list. 

 

Mallory’s Triple peanut butter chocolate chip cookie!

 

We are fast approaching the holiday’s with Thanksgiving a week away and Christmas just over a month away! Holiday’s can seem like a blur when you are in the moment traveling and cooking and trying to spend time with ALL of your family!

Let’s talk about cookies…. I feel that cookies can be for EVERYONE! It’s a small morsel of comfort enjoyed by many. They can be plain, loaded with chocolate, nuts and berries, peanut butter galore and frosting a many! Cookies for me are a yearly tradition, the cookies may change some but the tradition stays the same.  

“Tradition is defined as: the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction.”  Traditions are allowed to change and not every family wants to follow the traditions of the past let’s be honest. We go from house to house on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Always seeing each part of our family’s ( We have  a large family on both sides)  For me and my family we have changed some things from our family traditions like staying home on black Friday and putting up the Christmas decorations. To staying home on Christmas day so our children can enjoy whatever was new this season. But with traditions we cook the same meals and bake the same cookies.

 

Nothing is better than a cookie jar full of homemade cookies!

 

 Megan and I have probably talked about baking cookies every holiday season since we’ve met. She goes for the classic chocolate chip cookie (you know the recipe that’s on the back of the Nestle bag) but for my family I like to mix it up, plus my family is addicted to peanut butter so we make a triple peanut butter chocolate chip cookie coming your way. You think those sound the same but they are defiantly are not. Megan’s cookie is a thin with crisp edges that she prefers to put in the freezer to eat them cold…. YES you heard me right Cold Cookies! My cookies are light, soft, almost airy with a crisp bottom. Perfect right from the oven after they cool for a couple minutes on my favorite cooling rack. Then like most “normal” people I’m assuming I/we put ours in my cookie jar on the counter… Room temp. cookies for the win in this house, trust me I’ve tried Megan’s way.  It’s a desired taste and texture thing in my eye’s But I love her even with the frozen cookie mistake.

 

 

 

Megan’s cookies using the alternative/swapped ingredients.   

 

Below we will list my favorite cookie recipe for this season.

We will also give you the ingredients that we changed with food allergies specific to egg and dairy.

Triple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies:

½ Cup butter, softened

½ Cup peanut butter  

½ Cup packed brown sugar

¼ Cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

1 egg

¼ cup of milk

1 tsp. vanilla

2 Cups of all-purpose flour

¾ Cup Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips

¾ Cup of Reese’s mini peanut butter cups

½ Cup Nestle peanut butter chips   

Directions:  

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl beat butter and peanut butter with mixer on medium for 30 secs. Add both sugars, salt and baking soda. Beat until mixed well scrapping bowl when needed. Mix in milk, vanilla and egg. Beat in flour one cup at a time. Then stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Using your small cookie scoop drop dough onto a nonstick cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 Minutes until light brown. Cool on cookie sheet then remove and place on cooling rack after one minute. Makes 30-34 cookies.

 

Mal’s tip:

Use what you have! If you’re anything like me you have the peanut butter (always) but not all the different chips/extras.

 

Megan’s swaps:

½ Cup of Smart balance Butter

1 ½ tsp of Ener-G egg substitute mixed with 2 Tbsp Warm water

¼ cup Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk  

1 ½ Cups of Nestle Allergen-Free semi-sweet morsels

 

We hope you enjoyed our simple and sweet blog this week! We will see you around here next week. Happy early Thanksgiving!

P.S. send us your favorite cookie recipes and we will post the top 5 recipes for the holidays in December just in time for Christmas. 

Sending love and hugs your way, 

Mal 

 

My Favorite Items to help this mama make these cookies in a flash.

 

Nestle peanut butter and chocolate chip morsels 16 oz:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007GZTWQU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mismatchedlif-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B007GZTWQU&linkId=a16b6213af75750d307271ffc759c6e8

Reese’s Holiday Pieces Miniatures Peanut Butter Cups.:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008FUEAEE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mismatchedlif-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B008FUEAEE&linkId=5af89d240af345f99370165c4f56d850

 

OXO Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop: Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016KMQ460/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mismatchedlif-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B016KMQ460&linkId=925542c1473601747e33eae075df34c4

OXO Good Grips Angled Measuring Cup 0.25 cup:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FYL4MPY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mismatchedlif-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00FYL4MPY&linkId=58b4f2c33a8f7140d20010cad02adb7a

Wilton fold and store cooling rack:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KIFKLC4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mismatchedlif-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00KIFKLC4&linkId=de4b9ca73e25c82ec21452eeaf4f0192

 

Now for my bestie to make her version of my cookies:

 

NESTLE TOLL HOUSE SIMPLY DELICIOUS Allergen-Free Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels – Chocolate Chips Made With Only Three Ingredients and Free From 8 Major Allergens, 10 oz. Bag:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FMQ7V8M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mismatchedlif-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07FMQ7V8M&linkId=e3908893868ddd5ec29bc4d423fe4caa

Ener-G Egg Replacer — 16 oz

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014DZGUQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mismatchedlif-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0014DZGUQ&linkId=70fca3df7b58c665a6990f1a7e89094b

(4 Pack) Thai Kitchen Gluten Free Unsweetened Coconut Milk, 5.46 fl oz:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MPU7U3I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mismatchedlif-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00MPU7U3I&linkId=8da0a664058328af851ae177f3b3c97a

Pinnacle Foods Smart Balance Buttery Spread 13 oz

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pinnacle-Foods-Smart-Balance-Buttery-Spread-13-oz/10411847