If you’re looking at that cookie up there, you’re probably wondering What’s in that?  And is it actually tasty?  Well, if you’re in the mood for an unusual type of cookie – one that blends all kinds of different flavors and ingredients – this recipe is for you!  These fun treats pull together a variety of sweet and salty mix-ins to make a unique kind of snack.  Believe us, we were skeptical at first that everything in these cookies would taste good when combined, but somehow it all came together nicely.  We based these on a recipe from the New York Times, and we think you’ll like the way we made these cookies our own.

To make our cookies, you’ll need:

  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • An egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Potato chips
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • M&Ms
  • A Snickers bar

Start first by making your cookie dough:  in a bowl, whisk together 2 1/4 cups of flour, a teaspoon of baking soda, and a large pinch of salt.




Then in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 1/2 cup of sugar, a cup of brown sugar, and 1 1/2 sticks of butter.


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Mix these together at a medium speed until the butter and sugars are well creamed, then add in your egg and a teaspoon of vanilla.




Slowly pour in your flour mixture, one-third at a time, and beat everything together until you have a smooth, even dough.




Now it’s time to prepare the rest of your cookie ingredients:  take your Snickers bar and chop it up, then measure out 1/4 cup of the candy pieces.




Break your pretzel sticks into small pieces and measure out 1/4 cup of those as well.




And lightly crush 1/4 cup of potato chips.




Mix the Snickers, pretzels, and chips in a bowl with 1/4 cup of chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of walnuts, and 1/4 cup of M&Ms and sprinkle everything with a little bit of salt.


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Now you can gently mix your ingredients into the dough.


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Freeze the dough for an hour, then use an ice cream scoop to portion it out on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.  We were able to get 16 individual cookies out of our batch.


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Bake your cookies for 20-25 minutes at 325°F, until they’re golden.




They’re going to be a little lumpy, and not entirely round, because of everything in the dough.  But don’t worry – embrace the imperfection that comes from all these different ingredients in your cookies!




We loved how these cookies came out:  they were sweet, of course, but the chips and pretzels added in a nice saltiness too.  They were fun to make as well, and you can snack on all the leftover ingredients while you wait for them to bake.  If you’re looking for something just a little bit different than your standard sugar or chocolate chip cookies, try these out – or add in whatever ingredients you think would work well.