Triple White Chocolate Cookies


Dear Red Flannel Shirt,

The world may never know why you up and disappeared into thin air from the safe, loving home of my closet, but I am demanding some friggin’ answers. A few days ago, I was so excited with the chilly weather that I wanted to celebrate by wearing you. I woke up and flicked through my color-coded closet to the red shirts and eagerly anticipated my fingers touching your soft, worn-in flannel material–so familiar and comforting during the frigid fall air.

However, instead, I was greeted with an empty hanger. Blast, I thought, figuring my sister snatched you. I stomped over to her bedroom and checked among the sea of littered clothing, only to find carcasses of discarded shirts, jeans, and skirts.. but not you.

I checked in the laundry which was silly, seeing as I haven’t worn you all year. I checked in the out-of-season bins and found chunky sweaters, peacoats and a cape, but not you. I checked on the coat-racks in the garage, in the weird catch-all storage bin in my room, and even underneath my bed… only to be greeted with the screaming silence of your absence.

Red flannel, red flannel, wherefore art thou, red flannel? I misseth the way you feel on my skin. 

You know I love EVERY piece of clothing I own (duh, why else would I shell out precious cash for it?), but, much like how I have a theory that secretly parents have a favorite kid (don’t lie to yourself; admit it), I have favorite things in my closet. I love everything, but I like a few pieces. You know, like family. You’re obligated to love some, but you don’t have to like them necessarily. Anyway, you were the only flannel I both liked and loved. You were the first one I bought when they started being trendy. My mom called me a lumberjack but I defended your stylish checks. I just freaking love you.

But now you’re gone. Lost in some sea of mystery and I’m left in my own ocean of despair. No other flannel does it for me like you do. My family has tried to gently suggest maybe I donated or lost you. Um, you wouldn’t donate your kid to the orphanage, would you? Well, maybe you would.. and if so.. maybe I don’t want to know. But anyway, I wouldn’t just lose my favorite shirt. That’s like, morally wrong.

Please. Come home to me. I miss you, darling.

In the meantime, know that I’ve been engorging myself with cookies. It’s the least I can do until you decide to show up and make my life whole again.

Is anyone else stupidly tempted by the Halloween candy aisle? Seriously now.. so much sugar in one convenient aisle? Totally rad. And I just so happened to be tempted by the white chocolate stuff–this time, Kit Kats and Peanut Butter Cups–and I thought, why not stuff it into one portable, white chocolate-insanity cookie?

So I did.

Wham bam. Eat me.

Triple White Chocolate Cookies

1 box vanilla cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped white chocolate Kit Kats
1/2 cup chopped white chocolate Reese’s cups
Sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with silicone liners. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil and vanilla bean paste with a rubber spatula until combined. Stir in the chips, Kit Kats and Reese’s cups until blended. Drop Tablespoons of dough about 1″ apart on the cookie sheets. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
3. Bake for approx. 9-11 minutes, rotating pans halfway through bake time, until set. Remove from oven and cool on the sheets about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
4. Store cookies airtight for about 3-4 days.

Since white chocolate is notorious for being sinfully sweet, I loved the addition of sea salt on top. It brought out the saltiness from the peanut butter cups and balanced the sweetness of the vanilla bean paste and white chips. These cookies were so delicious and chewy! You’ll love them.

Also.. do you know where my shirt is? WAAAAH.

xo, Hayley

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  1. Coming from someone who this happens to every season change; I bet Lumberjack is nestled under a coat or sweater. That’s where I find mine hiding; sneaky bastar*** 😉
    Now back to those fabulous cookies!!!

  2. OH MY GOSH Hayley!!! These look amazing. Your pictures are stunning too!! WELL done friend. Well done! I hope your shirt comes home. Mine tend to disappear in my daughter’s closet. Want me to check there for ya?

  3. First….I haven’t seen your shirt…..I’m sorry! But holy cow those cookies look amazing! Must Try!

  4. I can’t believe you stuffed Kit Kats AND Reese Cups in here!! I am in love! White chocolate is my fav!!! Speaking of favorites, I’m sorry about your flannel shirt (truly funny post by the way). If I had one, I’d send it to you, until you found yours.

  5. Back for Seconds says:

    Woah. What a great idea using the sea salt with the white chocolate! I bet these taste as good as they look. And they look goooooood!
    Sorry about your flannel child 🙁

  6. Only thing worse than the Halloween candy isle is the Halloween candy isle the day AFTER Halloween – SALE! What? Two bags for $5? Um, heck yes I need three pounds of Kit Kats!

  7. Um Yes I will take a cookie! Oh how I wish I could reach into the screen and grab one! I bet your flannes shirt is with my 2 pairs of Dansko Clogs that have vanished into thin air!

  8. Jaimie Johnsen says:

    OMG! That happens to me all the time…except mine is most likely hiding in the HUGE pile of dirty laundry that has been steadily getting bigger. Seriously, at this point I’m thing about sticking it out in the living room as a Halloween decoration because I can’t be the only one afraid of it… Hope you find it! I know how disappointing that can be (not to mention that nagging feeling of I NEED to FIND this! in the back of your mind ALL DAY!)

  9. These cookies look amazing!! I am really tempted by the Halloween candy too, every time I am in the grocery store I wonder over there and look at everything. I hope that you are able to find your shirt!

  10. Shut the front door…I LOVE this idea, especially after I made your Biscoff Toffee cookies the other day – totally to die for! This looks like the sweet younger sister of those yummy cookies 🙂

  11. OK, sorry you lost your shirt, and I’d really take more time to go into detail but OMG! These Cookies, I’ll buy you 10 new red flannel shirts and even give you the one my son has that’s perfectly broken in, if, I can have these cookies now! I’ve been so good about avoiding that isle but now you’ve doomed me!

  12. This is definitely one insanity cookie and I’m all in! =)

  13. June Ferguson says:

    Hi Hayley!
    Couldn’t resist a comment on your post today, since I am feeling so guilty. Not guilty of stealing your fav red flannel, but believe it or not, I’m sitting here reading e-mails in my own comfy cozy red lumberjack plaid fleece shirt while the north wind is howling outside! It sure is comforting to have a shirt like that, and I hope yours turns up soon. You don’t think someone kidnapped it to use for ransom, do you? “Please place 4 dozen of those delicious looking white chocolate cookies in an unmarked bag, and your shirt will be returned unharmed.” Hmmmm…….

  14. I am in love with this cookie. There’s white chocolate kit kat & reese’s buttercups .. YUM!!!!! Knowing me I will not be satisfied with just a cookie. I want tons of them.. :p

  15. White chocolate KitKat’s? Now I’m wondering where they have been all my life or maybe I’ve been ignorant to its existence? Either way, white choccy chips, white choccy KitKat’s, and white choccy Reese’s cups are forcing me to salivate wildy!

    Oh and check your Facebook regularly, someone may be holding your flannel shirt hostage. You don’t want to see photos of it being tortured and screaming for its mum now. (I did that once with a friends belongings, heh!)

  16. I HATE when things just disappear – this happens to socks and spoons at my house – weird huh?
    and how did I not know about all these white candy options. I obviously need to shop more

  17. I am missing two of my good spoons and my favorite sweat outfit. Whatsupwiththat? It’s been a LONG week here, so I could definitely go for stuffing my face full of some of these cookies. They look amazing, Hayley!!

  18. triple chocolate cookies?? sign me up, girl!! i hate losing something or when they go missing for no reason – ugh horrible. i hope you find it soon!!

  19. I lost my favorite Hollister gray fuzzy hoodie years ago. I IVED IN IT. It was light gray with red and light blue writing and SO fuzzy. I miss it and know what you’re going through!! 🙁

    I love white chocolate goodies! So much more than the regular, for the most part – like white chocolate reese’s (Which is why I used white chocolate in my Reese’s bark last week!!), and white chocolate kit kats – both AMAZING bars Hayl! I would love a white chocolate butterfinger or milky way. Can we get on Hershey’s and urge them to make my dreams come true with both please?! And cake mix cookies – I love the ease of them! These look AMAZING. Triple the fun!!

  20. Yum, Yum and another Yum. My love for white chocolate knows no bounds and this is just my kind of thing. Although this recipe is a complete tease as i can’t get white choc kitkats or white choc reese cups here 🙁 WAAAHHH!!!

  21. Evie Silva says:

    All of your recipes look so delish. Do you have a good white chocolate, cranberry, with macadamian nut cookie? I’ve been looking for one for some time since those are my favorite. Thank you.

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