“Whatever” Cookies 

I made these cookies because I was bored and we needed something sweet in the house. They are called “whatever” cookies because you can put whatever ingredients you want! The sky is the limit. Obviously you want to put stuff that you actually want in a cookie, but you can have fun with it! I used pecan chips and Heath Toffee Bits because that’s what was in our pantry. Honestly, I wish I would have added more ingredients and the next time I make these, I’m definitely adding chocolate, white chocolate and maybe some raisins or dried cranberries. Yum!

This is actually the cookie dough recipe I used in my previous post for Brookies. I love it so much and then just added the extras. So, let’s just get to it…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
10 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temp
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whatevers or extras- I used 1/3 cup Heath Toffee Bits and 1/3 cup chopped pecans

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, beat together butter and both sugars until creamy and smooth. Add in egg, yolk and vanilla and beat until combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until dough is formed. Stir in your “whatever” ingredients. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow to rest for 1 minute on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Cowboy Cookies

I call these Everything Cookies, but since most people know these as Cowboys, there ya go! These are chocolate chip cookies that have decided to eat everything else in the pantry 🙂 Super delicious. What’s good about this recipe is you can add or not add anything you want. Don’t like coconut? Fine, leave it out. Want to add raisins? Sure, go ahead! So, come on! Start your ovens…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups quick oats (or old fashioned rolled oats)
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and oats. Set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together oil and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk well. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Add nuts, coconut and chocolate chips and stir until everything is incorporated. Place dough in fridge for about 10-15 minutes.

I like my cookies on the bigger side, so with a 1/4 cup, drop cookie dough on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes depending on size. Let cool on cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!