Whatever You Have In Your Kitchen Cookies

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This is not a healthy cookie recipe by any means but it’s one that my daughter and I have fun making and eating together!! I’ve made this recipe using Rolo candies and chopped walnuts and Hershey’s dark chocolate almond candies with caramel pieces. Both came out amazingly! This is a great base recipe to add whatever you like or have on hand 🙂

INGREDIENTS
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
To taste, chocolate chips, nuts, caramel pieces and/or candy pieces

DIRECTIONS
1) Whisk together flour, salt and baking soda until combined.

2) In a separate bowl with a hand mixer, beat together butter, vanilla and sugars.

3) Slowly add in flour mixture until thoroughly combined.

4) Fold in chocolate chips, nuts, candy pieces, etc.

5) On an ungreased cookie sheet, placed rounded tablespoons of dough a few inches apart.

6) Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes until edges start to turn golden brown.

7) Let cookies cool before transferring to a serving plate. Cookies will be slightly gooey coming out of the oven but they finish cooking while cooling.

🔹Makes between 2-3 dozen depending on size of spoonfuls.

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Homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets

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I tend to feed my toddler pretty healthy but I always keep some back up foods in my pantry and freezer like chicken nuggets, fish sticks and Mac and cheese for those busy days that I don’t feel like cooking. Tonight was one of those nights! So I went to my freezer for chicken nuggets…and there was NOTHING 😭. So I ended up cooking when I didn’t want to BUT I’ll have these nuggets to heat up over the next few days and I know exactly what ingredients went into them. Even better!!

INGREDIENTS
🔹2 chicken breasts, cut into nugget sized pieces.
🔹bread crumbs, enough to coat chicken pieces (I used a combo of zesty bread crumbs and graham cracker crumbs)
🔹1 egg
🔹1/4 cup milk
🔹Tony’s Creole seasoning
🔹salt and pepper
🔹garlic powder
🔹olive oil

DIRECTIONS
🔷Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
🔷In a dish mix together the egg and milk then season with salt and pepper.
🔷In a separate dish combine bread crumbs, Tony’s, and garlic powder.
🔷Coat chicken pieces in egg mixture then in bread crumb mixture.
🔷Place nuggets on a baking sheet then spray tops of chicken nuggets with olive oil.
🔷Bake for 10 minutes, flip nuggets over and bake for another 10 minutes.

*Makes enough for 4-5 people.