One of the few recipes I always get right is my cookie recipes. I think that just making them over and over has made me a pro at the ones my kids always ask for. Their favourite has always been my chewy chocolate chip cookie (secretly they are mine too) and they always come out perfectly every time so I thought it was the perfect recipe to modify and add Nesquik powder to. I was right. These cookies came out just as great as my regular chocolate chip cookies but with the Nesquik taste, my kids love. The butterscotch chips give a slight caramel taste and they blend perfectly together. If you want to stir things up and do this a little differently, you could add white chocolate chips or even cranberries for a change as well.
This recipe is so easy even my daughter can do it easily and they come out wonderfully chewy. This recipe will yield 36 cookies using about a tablespoon to a tablespoon and a half of cookie dough per cookie.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Nesquik powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk the flour and baking soda together, set aside. In a larger mixing bowl (I use my KitchenAid with the paddle attachment), combine butter, brown and white sugar and Nesquik powder. Beat on medium until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well combined. Add flour mixture slowly until just combined. Remove from mixer and add in the butterscotch chips and mix thoroughly by hand until well mixed.
Using a cookie scoop (or tablespoon), drop a scoop of the cookie mix onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (I use this silicone cookie sheet) about 2 inches apart. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until the cookies are golden around the edges. I have always cooked this cookie recipe on the shorter side which is what gives them the chewiness my kids love, however, if you like a crispier cookie, cook to the full time. Remove from the oven and cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or you can package them in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months. I allow my kids to have one cookie each after dinner as a treat.
You could also stir things up by pairing the cookies with fresh fruit or low-fat greek yogurt. Would you try this recipe with your family?
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