Besides being deliciously sweet and a little salty these cookies are a great way to use up some of those ‘little bits’ of the sweet and salty items hanging around your kitchen.
My quick to be devoured cookies contained a Wunderbar, some sea salt Caramel baking bits, salted peanuts and a few dark chocolate chips. These are great with pretzels or crushed potato chips for the salty portion or even Bugles…you remember those incredibly addictive delicious snack items. For the the sweet….well, the options are endless…smarties, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chopped chocolate or a combination of all of these.
Each time you make these you can create your own unique combination of sweetenuf yumminess. Don’t hesitate, start looking for all those bits taking up valuable space in your cupboards.
Sweet and Salty Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F and parchment line 2 cookie sheets.
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup sweet (chopped chocolate, butterscotch pieces, M&M’s, etc.)
1 cup salty (crushed potato chips, pretzels, Bugles, peanuts, etc.)
In a large bowl, beat together butter with the sugars until light and fluffy. (As always, remember to scrape down sides and bottom of bowl throughout.) Beat in 1 egg at a time and beat in vanilla.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture until combined. Fold in your sweet and salty pieces.
Use a scoop, approximately 2 tablespoon size, and leave a couple of inches between each cookies. Bake for about 12 minutes, rotating pans half way through baking time to ensure even baking.
Let cool and enjoy.