Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies #SummerDessertWeek

Imagine the best cookies you’ve ever had- light & fluffy, and studded with semi sweet milk chocolate chips. Then picture them also swirled with chunks of fresh strawberries. These Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must have!

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies, but as always the opinions are 100% mine.

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Cookie Butter Brownie Trifles

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Layers of fudgey brownie pieces, alternate with a rich and creamy 4 ingredient cookie butter mousse, and are topped with even more brownie crumbles. These Cookie Butter Brownie Trifles offer gourmet taste and a beautiful presentation that actually couldn’t be any simpler to whip up– even at the last minute.

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Marshmallow Fruity Pebble Crunch Brown Butter Cookies

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These Marshmallow Fruity Pebble Crunch Brown Butter Cookies are fluffy, soft and studded with a bright fun burst of breakfast cereal for a yummy little twist.

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Chewy White Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Cookies

The chocolate chip cookie is truly an ‘All-American’ classic. It’s also pretty traditional anytime of year. I don’t know what it is, or why, but around the holidays my brain demands I change things up. And to said brain there are a few things that just *say* Christmas, one of them being a switch to white chocolate chips in my cookies.

 Chewy White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

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Boston Cream Pie Cookie Cups

Boston Cream Pie, or actually more of a cake, is the dessert that made Boston famous, or is it the other way around? Oh well, chicken or egg. What’s important is that it’s here now, and it’s still so dang good. And Boston doesn’t seem to care either, because it even became their ‘official’ adopted dessert in 1996. This rich, but devastatingly delicious, dessert typically features a layer of thick, creamy custard, sandwiched between soft, buttery layers of cake and topped with a thick chocolate ganache. And it’s one of our favorite desserts to serve at our Holday table to close-out our big meal.

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Nestle Buncha Crunch Cookies

I love the clearance aisle. It’s my little slice of grocery store heaven. Regardless of the fact that I’m a grocery list nazi, you can still bet it’s the first place I’m gonna go and I don’t care if it’s on the list or not. If it’s on clearance, we make exceptions. The sons know. “Mom’s got a grocery cart? Aww, snap! Do NOT get between her and the clearance aisle.” I wouldn’t really run them over.

The sons like our grocery store’s clearance aisle as much as I do because there’s always some sort of candy on clearance. Since we try really hard to stick to our one day a month stock-up, everybody usually gets $1-2 to spend on an item of their choice, and they always gets a quarter soda on the way out. Well, except for the time the machine was completely out of stock, but that’s a temper tantrum of epic proportions story for another day.

Anywho, back to the clearance aisle. Clearance. Candy. What kid wouldn’t dig that? As much as they dig it, I usually find something that I plan to incorporate into some re-vamped recipe. Most recently, it was several boxes of  Nestle’s Buncha Crunch candies marked down to 25 cents a box. The wheels were turning guys! I knew they could be used to make some recipe magic.

 Nestle Buncha Crunch Cookies

By now ya’ll know how much we like to shake things up. Well today we’ve brought our latest change-up to share. A new take on the traditional chocolate chip cookies. And they’re pretty friggin’ delicious if I do say so myself.

We love cookies with mix-ins and have used m & m’s, Reese’s Pieces, and even Peanut Butter cups in the past, but using Buncha Crunch pieces was just genius.  The great thing about using these candy pieces instead of chocolate chips? The chocolate doesn’t melt down when you bake them, leaving them intact with a tasty crunch!

Nestle Buncha Crunch Cookies

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1 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup Crunch Bits

Directions

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together.
2. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until everything is evenly combined.
3. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt and beat until well incorporated.
4. Use a sturdy spatula to gently stir in the candy pieces until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Grinch Cookies

“The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right. It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight. But I think that the most likely reason of all May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.”

The holidays are a wonderful time to get together with your family, your friends, anyone at all really, but be careful! Don’t let the never-ending holiday cheer overwhelm you and turn you into a Grinch! Just remember how the story goes …

 Grinch Cookies

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