M&M Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies

M&M Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies | The Blonde Buckeye

Sometimes I over-think things. Like for instance, are these technically whoopie ‘pies’? They are not your traditional whoopie pie base. Those are more like a cupcake batter, with a cupcake texture. These are actually cookies, so I guess these are more like cookie pies, or sandwiches… but at the end of the day, does it really matter? I don’t think so, let’s be honest. They are delicious, and that is a fact.

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cornstarch | The Blonde Buckeye

What can you do to elevate your chocolate chip cookies?  Well, there are several things that I’ve figured out recently to make the PERFECT chocolate chip cookies: One, is topping them with sea salt before baking.  The salt really brings out the chocolate.  Next, adding cornstarch.  This makes the inside super chewy with a slight crisp on the edges.  Another big one, is chilling the dough before they bake (so they don’t spread too thin).  One more?  Using 2 different kinds of chocolate.  My picks were semi-sweet & dark.  I know, cray-zay.

I made these for one of our close friends, who might have a slight obsession with chocolate chip cookies.  He said they were the best he’s ever had, which trust me, is everything.  Sometimes the most common & traditional foods, like chocolate chip cookies, are the hardest to perfect.  These are absolute perfection.

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