If there’s one candy bar I really like, it’s a Nestle Crunch. Back before Christmas I was walking through Walmart when I stumbled across Buncha Crunch® cooking bits. What? Nestle Crunch ready to be put in cookies? I’m sold! I grabbed a bag, then brought them home and threw them in the freezer. I didn’t want cookies right then, but wanted the baking bits ready to go when I wanted them. That’s just the way I roll.
This week I was in the mood for cookies so I dug the crunch bits out of the freezer and decided to use the recipe on the back. And they have oatmeal in them. That means they’ve got to be good, right?
Now if you follow my Math (I once was good at it, some days though I question myself big time these days) It said that it makes 5 1/2 dozen. A dozen is 12. 12 times 5 = 60 plus a half dozen, which is 6, equals a total of 66.
My cookie scoop didn’t give me that many. I think I wound up with just over 50. Plus my cookie scoop broke. Oh well, it was cheap.
I also didn’t bake all of them. Nope, I froze some of the cookie batter so that it was ready to go any time I wanted cookies again. I just placed them into the freezer, then a freezer bag, and labeled the bag with the temperature/time so that I wouldn’t have to remember how to bake them.
By the way, I’m watching recorded Pioneer Woman episodes from Food Network. She’s talking about how when she started her blog it was easy and now it’s hard. <sigh> sad but true. But here’s the recipe for these delicious cookies should you want to make them and I think you should. Then invite me over, I’ll help you eat them!
*Note: If you can’t find the Buncha Crunch bits, just buy the Nestle Crunch Bunches (the little clusters) and they were just as good if not better!
Nestlé Buncha Crunch Cookies
2 1/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/4 c sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
4 1/2 c oatmeal
1 3/4 c (8oz pkg) Nestlé® Buncha Crunch® baking bits (or 12-14oz of the Nestlé Crunch Bunches)
Preheat oven to 375˚F
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.
Beat Butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in large mixer bowl until creamy (about 5 minutes).
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Stir in oats and buncha crunch baking bits.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until very lightly browned.
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely
Makes about 5 1/2 dozen cookies.