Yummy Recipe Monday: Over-the-Top ‘Munchies’ Cookies

Over-the-Top ‘Munchies’ Cookies Are a Late Night Dream

The charity Cookies for Kids’ Cancer proves that cookies can indeed be a force for good. On Saturday, Dec. 5, the nonprofit will rally several talented pastry chefs for its “Be a Good Cookie Family Fun Day,” co-hosted by Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi. All proceeds from the event will go to support children’s cancer research. Below, participating baker Samantha Eichenberg of The Dessertist shares the recipe for her over-the-top “munchies” cookies, which are perfect for a late night nosh.


Sweet Munchies Cookie
By Samantha Eichenberg of The Dessertist

10 caramel candies
½ pound unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups Oreos, roughly chopped
½ cup white chocolate chips
½ cup milk chocolate chips
½ cup dark chocolate chips

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Unwrap caramel candies and place in the freezer. (You will use these later.)

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 

Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture, making sure ingredients are well incorporated. Gradually add dry ingredients to bowl, 1 cup at a time, and mix until dough is sticky.
Add in Oreos and slowly mix, followed by chocolate chips. Mix dough only until all the ingredients are incorporated.

Let dough chill for 15 to 20 minutes in the refrigerator. While dough is chilling, pre-heat oven to 350°F.

Once dough is chilled, line the baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a scoop or spoon, drop cookie dough onto sheets, leaving room between each cookie.
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Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges become golden brown.

While cookies are baking, remove caramels from freezer and on a cutting board chop into tiny pieces. When cookies are done, remove from oven and immediately sprinkle the chopped caramel candies on top so they melt into the tops of the cookies.

Let cool and enjoy!
More delectable cookies:

My Mom found these cookies on a website. Can't remember the website where she found them.  But I did copy the recipe to my Notepad on my phone. 

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