Welcome to The Cookie Monster, a blog about the most marvelous, versatile, and beloved bakeable item in the land: The cookie. You may see occassional forays into pies, bars, and other sweet treats, but my main focus is and has always been on the bite sized genius behind my very favorite snack. Happy Baking!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Candy Shop Biscotti

Every once in a while I need to do a "pantry clean out" of sorts to take stock of all of my random baking supplies.  More often than not, this ends up spawning some kind of creative cookie idea, once I realize I'm hoarding a certain ingredient, or I need to use leftover supplies to make room etc...  I've made a lot of "chip cookies" as of late, and upon cupboard inspection I discovered a plethora of nearly empty "chip bags" Chocolate chip, butterscotch chip, white chocolate chips and M&M's. 

After some deliberation I figured I would use all of these tasty leftovers together for a super-candy-packed creation.  I dumped them all together, busted out a basic biscotti recipe, and went to work.

Friday, January 6, 2012

M&M and Butterscotch Cookies for the New Year

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday season.  Baking has been minimal the last week or so as I wind down from the holiday craziness, but I did whip up some kid friendly cookies for a group trip up to New Hampshire on New Years Eve!