Aren't these Pop-Tart Cookies the best cookie ever?!? When I ran across these on another blog, The Caramel Cookie, I knew I HAD to try it! We love pop-tarts at my house. Especially the S'mores flavor. These cookies were so good. In the original recipe, she used Strawberry pop-tarts. So, I guess you could use whatever kind your family likes. I love how the cookies bake up thin and crispy on the outside and soft and chewy towards the center. Yummy! I took these to work and to the girls' school and they got rave reviews both places. This is a perfect treat to bake up for yourself (because you know you're going to eat most of them!)
Pop-Tart Cookies Recipe:
Pop-Tart Cookies Ingredients:
2 sticks unsalted butter
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
1 egg yolk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 Pop-Tarts, chopped, crust removed (I used S'mores)
2 tablespoons milk
How To Make Pop-Tart Cookies:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt the butter in a heavy-bottom medium saucepan over medium-low heat until butter turns amber in color (about 5 minutes from the first bubbles). Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
Pour the melted butter in the mixer's work bowl. Add the sugar and brown sugar. Beat the butter and sugars on medium speed for 2 minutes (the mixture will be crumbly). Add the egg, the egg yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla extract. Mix well until combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the Pop-Tarts. Chill the dough for 1 hour, then scoop onto a greased baking sheet (or lined with parchment paper). Lay out in rounded teaspoons. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
(adapted from The Caramel Cookie)