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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Minnesota Munchers

While I'm at's another favorite cookie recipe. These won Taste of Home's cookie contest.

P.S. My husband sometimes thinks I'm a health nut because I try to use lean and whole foods most of the time...but when it comes to desserts--which we do try to limit--I don't quibble about fat content;o) What's the point of having dessert if the taste isn't worth every calorie?

Minnesota Munchers

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder (or could use baking soda)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup English toffee bits (use more if desired)
1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat oven to 350*. Line cookie trays with parchment paper (or spray with cooking spray). Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in milk chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, toffee bits and pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the greased cookie sheets (Or you can spread dough out onto baking tray and bake as one large cookie...after tray cools a few minutes, use cookie cutter to make your favorite shape, such as hearts, etc.)
Bake 10-12 minutes in the preaheated oven. Allow to cool slightly on baking sheet before transferring to wire cooling rack. They are fantastic!


Blogger Jessica said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'm from Minnesota, living in MO, and that's a great recipe to take to the family reunion this year:)

8:11 AM, July 15, 2005  
Blogger Erin said...


You're welcome! I hope you and your family enjoy:o)


4:32 PM, July 15, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can we buy the minnesota munchers premix? Taste of Home does not have it in their catalog, and I love these cookies. Thanks Suz

10:15 PM, November 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know were you got your recipe but the one and only Minnesota Muncher recipe is top secret for my Mother-in-law Marcia Severson won the taste of Minnesota contest and to this day holds the recipe. I don't even know it and we are family. You might want to consider taking it off your blog. Karen

6:39 PM, January 24, 2009  

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