This is not your typical chocolate chip cookie. It’s soft, dense, chewy, and chocolatey. In other words, it’s dangerous. Sister-in-law Megan introduced us to these “monster cookies” during our Christmas trip to Michigan. In fact, we enjoyed them so much that Nick helped to make a second batch on our third day there.
Enjoy them warm out of the oven with a tall glass of milk, or the Wiley way: two cookies with vanilla ice cream in between … a “monster sandwich!”
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ cup shortening
- ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-12 ounce package semi-sweet morsels
- 1 cup milk chocolate morsels
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate morsels or chopped bar
- 1 cup Heath bits
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets (unless using stones).
- With an electric mixer, beat butter and shortening at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add into the butter mixture using electric mixer. Stir in chocolate morsels and heath bits.
- Drop cookies onto cookie sheet. Bake 11 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to cool completely.