Snack Cupboard Cookies

I don’t even want to write much in today’s post…. Seriously the more I talk and ramble on (even though I adore your beautiful faces) the longer it’s going to take you to make these cookies.

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I know I often say, you need these cookies/cake/bread ( I heart carbs clearly) when I post a recipe– and I’m normally right … but this time, YOU ACTUALLY NEED THESE COOKIES, it’s like a do-or-die situation .. except not, and I could just be acting over dramatic or dealing with the effects of a major sugar high.

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Now I must warn you – nothing about these cookies are healthy – except everything about them is delicious! Sweet – Salty – Chewy – Crunchy – YUM!

These are not the type of cookies, you eat if you want to be dainty over tea. No, no – these beauties are chock full of M&Ms, pretzels, Mini Rolos, Oreos & lays chips; they’re the type you face-plant into and eat cookie monster style not leaving a crumb of evidence of their existence.

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Calling all major junkies … err … junk food lovahs – clear out your snack cupboard, it’s time to make coooooooooooooooooookies.

I blame the sugar … and m&ms … and rolo – they’re so little and cute.

Snack cupboard cookies 

Ingredients:

  • 1  cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of tightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup almond M&M Candies
  • 1/2 cup crushed Potato Chips
  • 1/4 cup broken up pretzel pieces
  • 1/4 cup mini oreos
  • 1 cup mini rolo chocolates
  • 24 pretzels for topping

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 Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a larger bowl, beat the butter and sugars together.
  3. slowly add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat to combine, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add the flour mixture and beat just until there are no more streaks of flour. Stir in the M&Ms, chips, pretzels, oreos and mini rolos.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out dough into 24 mounds . Top each cookie with 1 pretzel.  Leave about 2 inches between each ball. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before removing.

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C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me … Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C!!

Heh. Oh that cookie monster, he wins my heart

Roasted Grape Red Wine Muenster focaccia

I want to wine and dine you.

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All in one meal .. snack?… appetizer?

Bread – Gooey cheese – and red wine, and grapes .. so it’s also health food … all in one!!

 YES YES YES .. dooo it, dooo it , dooo it!! …. Seriously, peer pressure of the best kind.

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 Cheese, bread and red wine may be my choice last meal. Ever.

I lie. For my last meal, I want fruitloops. No, no I don’t.

I want chocolate chip cookies … or macaroni and cheese – but not the boxed kind.

Or a smokey brisket sandwich would do me right – but so would a healthy (read : huge-mongous) slice of carrot cake …. But I can’t forget home-made bread … or pretty much anything my granny makes.

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It’s a good thing, I’m not going anywhere – I’m not ready to make my last meal decision quite yet – it’s too much pressure, and plus I have waaaayy to much to still eat ( that should say do/travel/learn … but no, eat)

 Ladies and cheeseheads … heh. I called all the boys cheeseheads … I feel like you need this focaccia. Either you need it, or you need to rescue it out of my sight because I can totally see myself ( read: have) polishing off the ENTIRE thing.

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 Real life.

Red wine Muenster focaccia

 INGREDIENTS:

3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 packet quick rising Yeast
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt, divided ( 1 tsp x 1/2 tsp)
1-1/2 cups water
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided ( 2 tbsp x 2 tbsp)
1 cup fresh seedless grapes

¼ cup red wine

1 tablespoons dried rosemary

2/3 cup cubed muester cheese

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DIRECTIONS:

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 In a small bowl, combine grapes and red wine – allow to marinate while you prepare other ingredients.

In an other bowl, add flour, dry yeast, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt and stir until combined.

Using a Microwave safe bowl, combine water and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Microwave on high for 30 seconds

Add oil mixture to dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until well mixed.

Spread into greased 9×13 inch pan. Cover with towel and let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

 Gently poke holes about every inch in the dough going nearly to the bottom of the dough.

Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and evenly top with  rosemary and remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Let rise, uncovered, an additional 15 minutes. Make indents one more time and scatter your marinated grapes and parmesan cheese. Allow to rise one last time while oven preheats to 400 degrees.

Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

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 Buon appetite!!