Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday: Bed and Breakfast Bonus

The last time Preacher Man and I were able to get away for our anniversary was about four years ago. We stayed at this wonderful little bed and breakfast for the weekend where I discovered this AMAZING cookie recipe. I have some stipulations for cookie awesomeness: 1) It must taste good. 2) It must be soft, really soft, like almost doughy. When we arrived the owners had some cookies on a platter in the entry hall that fit both of the above rules. Imagine my surprise when the next day, they were just as soft and delicious.  I knew that I HAD to have that recipe. Thankfully the owners were kind, generous, and apparently had been asked to death for the recipe because they returned with a typed up copy.

Here is what you need to make McKay House Cookies:


8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 butter cake mix
1/3 or1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 or 1/2 bag butterscotch chips
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup coconut, toasted

First, cream butter and cheese in a large bowl.


Beat in egg and extract.


Mix in cake mix.


Add chips, pecans, and coconut. To toast coconut, put on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven until it starts to brown. This doesn’t take long, usually just a few minutes. I do this first so that the coconut has time to cool off before adding it to the cookie batter or it will melt your chips. Ask me how I know.


Mix well. Drop cookies on pan. I use a cookie scoop.


Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.


Enjoy some soft, delicious, perfect cookies!


Here is the other reason I love these cookies: The combinations are endless! You can leave out whatever you want. Change the cake mix base and ingredients (I like to use a chocolate cake mix, white chocolate chips, and macadamian nuts as well.) This is a fun recipe to play with until you find a combination that you love, especially let your kids try some combinations! The one I listed in this recipe is our family’s favorite and the way the original cookies that I had were baked.

McKay House Cookies
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 butter cake mix
1/3 or 1/2 bag chocolate chips
1/3 or 1/2 bag butterscotch chips
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup toasted coconut

Cream butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat in egg and extract. Mix in cake mix. Add chips, pecans, and toasted coconut. Mix well. Drop cookies on pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Guess what dessert I make for us every anniversary now in the tree house,

Chelli

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