Chrissy Teigen's Chex Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy all wrapped up in a chocolate chip cookie! I love Chrissy Teigen (who doesn't?) but I especially love her foodie empire Cravings. When she recently revamped her site I found myself doing a deep dive into all her culinary creations. As you can probably guess, these cookies stood out to me the most. So, I decided to give them a go. They are everything you want in a chocolate chip cookie and more.
adding mix-ins to your chocolate chip cookies
If it's one thing I've learned from food blogging, it's that EVERYONE loves chocolate chip cookies. I feel like if you visit a site that has recipes, chances are there's a recipe for chocolate chip cookies on there. So with that being said, how many of you add mix-ins to your standard CC cookie recipe? Another thing I've learned through my cookie baking journey is that when you add the right mix-ins, CC cookies become these over-the-top delicious, can't-stop-won't-stop eating creations that are even better than you thought possible. Exhibit 1: Chrissy Teigen's Chex Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies. Essentially they are your standard CC cookies but with chex mix thrown in. But oh what a difference it makes! Her orignal recipe calls for classic Chex but when I went to get my ingredients I found a bag of turtle chex mix and decided to go with that.
Turtle chex mix has caramel coated popcorn, sweet and salty coated chex mix cereal, pretzels, peanuts, & mini chocolate candies. Just imagine all that in your CC cookies!!!!
types of chocolate, prepping instructions & more
The original recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks. I went with semi sweet chopped chocolate. Using chopped chocolate in cookies is a easy way to get extra gooey, melted chocolate in your desserts . As a result, you get various sized puddles of chocolate in each cookie. Any type of chocolate would be good here; semisweet, bittersweet, dark or milk chocolate. The original recipe doesn't call for chilling or freezing the dough but I always find this to be a fool-proof way of getting thick, puffy cookies. Scoop the cookie dough into balls, placed them on a baking sheet, covered them in plastic wrap and let them chill in the refrigerator over night. The dough was baked at the same oven temperature and baking time as indicated in the original recipe and they came out amazing.
Chrissy Teigen's Chex Mix Cookies
- baking sheet
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 12 tbsp unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups semi sweet chopped chocolate
- 1½ cups turle chex mix snack or whatever variety you prefer, plus more for topping the cookies
- In a mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients; flour, salt & baking soda. Give the ingredients a quick whisk to mix them together and set aside.
- In a seperate large bowl, cream the butter on medium speed (using a handheld mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment) for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add in both sugars and continue mixing for 1 minute. Add in the eggs and vanilla, just mixing until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl once more and slowly add in the dry ingredients, mixing on low speed just until combined. Add the chocolate chips and chex mix to the cookie dough and slowly fold them in. Use a cookie dough scoop to scoop out balls of cookie dough and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator to chill for a minium of 2 hours or over night.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place cookie dough on a separate baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 11 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully place a few more chocolate chips or pieces of chex mix on the tops of the cookies to make them "pop" (optional). Allow cookies to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before devouring. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container.