Galations 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Galations 5:22

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Please Don't Hate Me Cookies

So, this is how it goes...I don't like people to not like me.
When you have these cookies, you aren't going to like me.
If you make them this weekend, you WILL gain weight.
I get it...I'm on Weight Watchers right now myself.  As my MIL would say, no sympathy for self-infliced wounds.  These cookies are EE-VIL! But I just couldn't help it.
Now, for how they happened.  On days that I'm home, working around the house, I either have on Fox News or Martha.  (Honestly, the Walton's have slipped in on the rotation because they come on after Martha.  I never watched them when I was little, but now I kinda love 'em.)  Any hoo...Martha had this gal on the other day promoting her newlwed cookbook and I'm listening while going up and down the stairs.  They start talking about a layered chocolate cookie or something.  Whaa?!?  I go back down stairs to watch the rest of the segment and get the gist of it all thinking I'll grab the recipe off the webite.  Uhhh, well, that would have taken time and I just wanted to go ahead and make the cookies.  (Before the end of this post, I will go to Martha's website and see if the recipe is there so I can link the REAL one here.  After all, she was my inspiration and it IS the nice BLOGGY thing to do.  Please take note girl who took my sign idea and didn't even MENTION me in it!  You know who you are.  Make it right and we can be friends again! (-:)

Here is my version of the recipe:

Double recipe of Nestle Toll House Cookies plus an additional tsp of salt and minus the chocolate chips and nuts (recipe found at end of post)
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
1 4oz bittersweet chocolate bar, finely chopped
1/2 - 1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 - 1 cup Heath's Toffee Chips
one egg
Sea Salt

Tear off 4 sheets of wax paper.  Lightly flour.  Divide the cookie dough into 4 equal parts placing one part on each piece of wax paper.  Lightly flour top of dough and top each with a sheet of wax paper.  Roll dough to about a 1/3 inch thick.  Place rolled dough on cookie sheet and place in freezer for at least 1 hour or more.
When ready to make the cookies, pull back wax paper from one side, lightly flour again, replace wax paper and turn over.  Remove the wax paper that is now on top. 

Cover with chopped pecans, then milk chocolate morsels. 

 Cover with another slab of cookie dough. 

 On second slab of cookie dough, cover with chopped bittersweet chocolate. 

Cover with third layer of cookie dough.  On top of that layer add 1/2 to 1 cup of coconut and 1/2 to 1 cup of toffee bits. 

 Top with final layer of cookie dough.  Sprinkle top layer of cookie dough with flour and replace with piece of was paper.

  Lightly roll cookie dough. 

 With pastry cutter cut in half.  Wrap up second half and return to fridge or freezer.

With first half, lightly roll out until about 1/2 inch thick (I went a little too far on my first batch.  They were still tasty, but I think the layers would have been more prevalent had the cookie been a touch thicker.)

Then cut out cookies with a 4" cookie/biscuit cutter.  Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Make an egg wash by beating one egg.  Brush on each cookie. 

 Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt flakes.  Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 minutes, turning pan after 6 minutes.  Let cool in pan for about 10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

Doubled Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Recipe
Minus chocolate chips and nuts

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps baking soda
3 tsps salt (original recipe calls for 2 tsps, I added an extra)
4 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs

Combine flour, soda & salt in a bowl and set aside.  Beat butter and both sugars in a large bowl until creamy.  Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.  Gradually stir in flour mixture until just combined.  (DON'T OVERMIX COOKIE makes them tough!)

Do you want to know what I did with the left over dough?  (I know I have a problem...just go with me on this...)
I made the layers again and added more filling.  Seriously?!?
Yes.  With a shameful look on my face, yes.
And you know what?  They were even better than the first ones!
YUMMO!  I even added some crushed cornflakes to some of the filling.
It was so good.  I'm also thinking white chocolate, macadamia nuts and dried cranberries would make good fillings!  Oh, or semisweet chips and peanut butter chips.  What else could we do?!?  Let me know your ideas for the different layers!

Almost forgot, here's the recipe link to Martha's website...
They are called
She also has a cookbook that I'd love to check out!


May share these delicious cookies with some of the parties found on the side bar>


Entertaining Women said...

Oh, my! Save one for me for this weekend. I'm coming to get it! ILY Cherry Kay

Michelle said...

Those cookies look great!

Lauren said...

Yum!!!! These look like trouble :)


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