I absolutely LOVE chocolate chip cookies, but I think I love cookie dough even more. To be honest, 99% of the time I make cookies, it’s because I am craving cookie dough. I have my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes, but am always trying new ones because you never know when you might find an even better one.
These cookies are your basic chocolate chip cookies taken up a notch by adding a few yummy things. The original recipe called for pecans and raisins which I am not a big fan of in cookies. I changed things up a bit and added chopped pretzels in place of the pecans and milk chocolate chips instead of the raisins. Feel free to put in whatever you want. These were sooo good and the dough did not disappoint me!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3 large eggs , lightly beaten
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup chopped pretzels
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine sugar, brown sugar, shortening and peanut butter in large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and beat well.
Combine flour, oats, baking soda and baking powder, add to peanut butter mixture and beat well. Stir in chopped pretzels, coconut, and chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from cookies sheet and cool on wire rack.
Recipe Source: Southern Living Homestyle Cookbook