Top off Your Cookies

I have a tip for you. If you are baking cookies and you have any leftover nuts, cookies or candy, save them to top off your cookie dough before the little guys go into the oven!

What do all of these things have in common? A quarter of a bag of mini marshmallows, some graham crackers, some potato chips, some chopped dates or apricots, nuts, peanut butter cups… the list goes on and on.

If you haven’t guessed yet, they all make great toppings for cookie dough before  baking.  Just portion out the dough onto your parchment- lined sheet pans and then just poke the various toppings into the dough. Any combos will work.

I made outstanding S’more cookies by poking coarsely crushed graham crackers and some leftover stale mini marshmallows into chocolate chunk cookie dough. And let’s face it, we all know stale marshmallows are better than when they are fresh. When they are stale they hold up so much better in the oven.

So make your own creations and share your ideas! You may just become famous like that Toll House cookie gal who came up with the idea to put chopped chocolate into HER cookie dough!

Happy Baking!

Chef Gail