These delicious cookies are sure to be loved by all. Butterscotch and Chocolate chunks in buttery dough all rolled together makes for a super yummy cookie. They also make a great last minute treat for an event!
These delicious cookies are made with Coconut Sugar and Pastured butter. I would say that is a good excuse to indulge in consuming them. Therefore, they are healthier and justifiable to eat one after another, right? At least that’s what I have to tell myself.
What makes The Best Crowd Pleaser Cookies?
Einkorn All Purpose flour is used whenever possible in my home as it is easier to digest. My kids have sensitive immune systems. Therefore, Einkorn has become something we use a ton, instead of modern wheat. Combine that with Pastured Butter, some sugar, and vanilla and you have the base flavor of The Best Crowd Pleaser Cookies.
I call these cookies Crowd Pleaser Cookies because everyone I have made them for can’t seem to get enough. There is also another reason why these cookies were given that name and it all started when I was back in Middle School.
The Story behind these Cookies
Did you ever have a Nostalgic flavor that reminded you of a special time? Well, the base recipe for this one I created is just that for me.
There was a time back in Middle School that I was always over at my best friends house. It was during that stage where I was gone from home to hang out where it was “fun.” My Best Friend had the coolest Mom. She would make fresh cookies every single day. Because all of her kids constantly had friends over, the cookies got consumed quickly. I called these cookies “Kellie’s Cookies” growing up.
Her house was a house where everyone wanted to be. It was a place where you could kick off your shoes, raid the fridge, and stay as long as you’d like. For that reason, the flavor of those cookies brings back the sweet memories I made over at that house that I called my second home.
Why the recipe was re-created in my home
Over time as I’ve grown as a wife and mother I have become passionate about what my family is putting into our bodies. I have more of an awareness of what foods can cause harm to our bodies and what can promote healing. I’m a true believer that food is medicine because I’ve seen this be true for myself as I use wholesome food in my home.
Coconut Sugar, Honey, Pure Maple Syrup, and Pure Cane Sugar are used in my home to replace processed sweeteners. I like to use real food only in my cooking. Our bodies were not created to be able to process anything but natural, real food.
So, I took the recipe for the cookies I grew up loving and created one that utilizes the ingredients I use in my home. After perfecting the recipe, I can say that I still get that nostalgic flavor of my Middle School days with every bite I take of The Best Crowd Pleaser Cookies.
Butterscotch and Chocolate Chunk Cookie Tips
- If you do not have Parchment paper you can grease your baking stone or sheet with a little bit of Coconut Oil. However, Parchment paper makes for much easier cleanup.
- Try adding M&M’s to the recipe for a special treat. Just take away 1/4 cup each of the Butterscotch chips and Chocolate Chunks to add the M&M’s.
- Feel free to take out the Butterscotch chips if you do not like them of have them on hand. These are just as good as Chocolate Chunk only cookies.
- I recommend using Coconut Sugar in place of Brown Sugar but you can also use Raw Turbinado (Brown) sugar if you do not have Coconut Sugar.
- Einkorn AP flour is what I use in this recipe. So, if you are going to try to make this recipe with regular AP flour you may need to adjust the amount of liquid you use. Typically, adding 20% more liquid for regular AP flour use should yield a similar result.
Can you freeze these Cookies?
Yes, these cookies freeze very well. I recommend using a cookie scooper to get even balls of dough, then place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Then, place the Cookie sheet in the freezer to freeze the dough balls. Once frozen, remove the dough balls and place them in a Ziplock back for future use. They are great to have on hand for an event or last minute visitor.
You are also able to freeze these cookies after they are baked. In case you forget to freeze part of dough (as I’ve done because I got distracted) or don’t consume them as fast as you’d like, have no fear you can still save them for later!
Are these Crowd Pleaser Cookies considered healthy?
I would consider these Cookies to be on the healthier side. By using Coconut sugar instead of regular you are cutting down on a bunch of health risks. Plus, the use of Pastured Butter in this recipe is a better option than any saturated fat options.
It is also recommended that you check the ingredients on your Chocolate Chunk and Butterscotch bags. I recommend the “Enjoy Life” brand or “Lily’s” for both ingredients as they are allergy friendly brands and have simple ingredients, thus making them healthier.
Einkorn AP flour is also easier to digest than modern wheat such as regular Unbleached AP flour. Easier digestion equals healthier in my book!
Supplies you’ll need
- Mixer (I recommend a Kitchen Aid mixer)
- Baking Stone or Cookie Sheet
- Parchment paper, optional
- Cookie scoop, optional
- Cooling rack or plate
How to make The Best Crowd Pleaser Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking stone or sheet with Parchment paper.
In your mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients: butter, eggs, oil, Coconut Sugar, and Cane Sugar.
Mix until well combined.
Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in increments.
Mix just until the dough comes together.
Stir in the Butterscotch chips and Chocolate chunks.
Use a Cookie scoop or spoon to form balls of dough. Then, place the dough balls about an inch apart on your baking stone or sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
*Note: The cookies may look like they are not not done but they will finish setting as they cool. So, do not place them in the oven for longer as this will over cook them. No one wants a rock hard cookie!
Transfer cookies to a cooling rack or plate to cool once they are finished baking and enjoy!
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- Cookie scoop or Spoon
- Baking Stone or Sheet
- Cooling rack or plate
- Parchment paper
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil Organic EV, if possible
- 4 Eggs
- ½ Cup Butter, softened Grass Fed, if possible
- ½ Cup Coconut Sugar Organic, if possible
- 1 Cup Cane Sugar Organic, if possible
- 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
- ½ tsp. Almont Extract
- 2 tsp. Salt Good quality Mineral Salt, not iodized
- 2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 4¼ Cups Einkorn AP Flour or 4 Cups of regular Unbleached AP flour
- 1 Cup Butterscotch Chips
- 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks, roughly chopped or Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking stone or sheet with Parchment paper.
- In a Large mixing bowl, combine wet ingredients: Eggs, Oil, Butter, Sugars, Vanilla, and Almond Extract. Mix until well combined.
- In a separate medium sized bowl, combine all dry ingredients: Flour, Salt, Baking Soda. Exclude the Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips.
- In increments add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix just until combined. Do not over-mix.
- Stir in Chocolate Chunks and Butterscotch Chips.
- Use Cookie scoop or Spoon to get balls of dough. Place the dough balls an inch apart on a baking stone or sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Once the cookies are done baking, let them cool on the stone for a couple of minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack or plate to finish cooling. Lastly, enjoy these delicious cookies! Save any extra cookies or dough for later, they freeze well.
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