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excursions in baking black

Okay, so it has been a lot longer than I had wanted since my first Excursions in Baking post. I ended up getting way too busy. I recently made a ton of cookies to bring in to work because it was my last day. A while back, my husband found this awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe, and along the way I decided to tweak it and add different candies in it. The cookies are always a hit! The recipe is heavily based off of THIS recipe from Allrecipes.

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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup heath chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.

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3. Beat in the eggs one at a time.

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4.Stir in the vanilla, Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt.

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5. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts.

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6. Drop large spoonfuls onto un-greased pans.

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7. Bake for approximately ten minutes, until edges are brown. (I tend to undercook them, so the middle is still a little gooey, so time can be based on how you desire your cookies. The cook time will also differ with how large you make your cookie spoonfuls, or I tend to make balls. I like larger cookies, so I tend to make mine larger than the recipe suggests.)

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You know you want to try these, so give it a whirl, and let me know how they turn out!