January 30, 2014

Dump Bowl Cookies...

The Super Bowl is this weekend, do you have plenty of fun snacks planned?  If you're looking for something sweet, my Dump Bowl Cookies might just do the trick.  
These might look like regular chocolate chip cookies, but don't pass them by.  When I serve these to guests, they take a bite then look at the cookie closely and ask, "What are in these things, they're yummy?"
The secret to my Dump Bowl Cookies are the little tidbits that give some extra flavor to each batch.  I keep dump bowls in my kitchen for composting scraps, trash from packaging when baking and now this little cookie dump bowl below.  I fill it with any leftover morslets that would work well with my cookies.  I snap a lid on and every time I make a new batch of cookies, there's a different taste combination to add to the mixing bowl. If you need to fill the bowl, start by adding a package of chocolate chips.
The cookies also have oats and peanut butter in the mix so they bake up chewy with a nice, hearty bite. The cookies bake up fluffy and you can see all the little bits and pieces.  This batch was my first creation using my new convention oven.  They raised up so beautifully and browned to perfection.    
My recipe was adapted from Brown Eyed Baker's recipe here.  You can pin her link from here.  

Here's the recipe that I use now.  I always double the original recipe so I typed it up that way below.  

Dump Bowl Cookies

A peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie with tasty surprises in each new batch.  Chewy with a sugary crunch...not your ordinary chocolate chip cookie. 

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
pinch of salt
1 cup quick oats
2 cups assorted dump mix  (see my list below)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together butter, peanut butter and both sugars for 3 minutes.  Add the eggs and vanilla, beat to combine.  Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Stir in the oats then add the dump mix. You may need to do the final mixing by hand.  Refrigerate cookie dough for 20 minutes or so for easy scooping. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out a heaping 3 Tablespoons of dough.  Drop onto prepared cookie sheet about 2" apart. I like to use parchment paper. Press down tops just slightly and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden on top.  Cool cookies then transfer to a cooling rack.  Store cookies in airtight container.  You can freeze the cookie balls to bake later, or you can freeze the baked cookies.  Yields approximately 36 cookies.  Enjoy!

Dump Bowl additions (you can use any combination of the items below):
chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, vanilla chips
chunks of chocolate baking bars 
candy bars (think leftover holiday candy)
M & M's, Rolos, chopped candy kisses
toasted nuts like pecans, walnuts or almonds
toffee bits
pretzel pieces
graham cracker pieces

by Michelle Wooderson, adapted from Brown Eyed Baker 

Note:  I'm looking for a recipe plug-in feature so that you can pin and print my recipes easily.  If you know of a good one for blogger, please share.  :)))


Tami McBeain said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe, they look & sound delicious, can't wait to make them for my family!

Pam said...

Oh, these sound delicious. I can still find discounted holiday candy at the grocery...need to stock up!

Amber Sheaves said...

Yum, I can't wait to bake some. Here's an unrelated question though since you mentioned composting, what do you use for composting once things go outside? Do you have a barrel or a fancy apparatus?? The only time I've composted I just used a big pile but it was unsightly and now I don't have a private backyard and want to do it again but want it to look nice and not attract critters. Do you have suggestions?

Related Posts with Thumbnails