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Minnesota Munchers

Another cookie I bake at Christmas time, of course it can be baked at any other time which I do. I have baked this recipe numerous times and it always turns out. I found it at and after the first time I tried it it was marked as a winner! I've changed up the recipe a wee bit.
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups toffee bits
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 ยบ. Grease 2 cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and stir in vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and stir into creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips, toffee bits and pecans. Drop by tablespoons on cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes till slightly golden in color. I found that I had to bake them a bit longer in my oven.
  5. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on rack.
  6. Yield: approx 3 dozen.


  1. you tempt me again. And of course, with chocolate chips included I will have to be off to the kitchen once again to try it. Neat name there Betty...wonder where that comes from? Oh well, I'll adopt it as a 'family heritage' cookie as parts of my family hail from Minnesota anyway! Thanks for the delicious looking always...those photos are great!

  2. Betty, those cookies look DELICIOUS! Are you stocking your freezer for Christmas? Do you realize it's only 15 days away??? YIKES!
    Love your pics! They look great!

  3. that sounds like a good cookie any time........;P

  4. THIS Minnesota girl approves!!


    Now, how come I've never seen this recipe before--maybe I missed it's distribution with my new driver's licence?

  5. My friends will surely love this. :-)

  6. The recipe sounds similiar to my Macadamian Cookies. Chocolate chips are always a favorite no time of the year.

  7. Can't go wrong with those great ingredients!!


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