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Minnesota Munchers


Makes about 48

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup toffee bits
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease two cookie sheets. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Fold in milk chocolate and semisweet chips, toffee bits and pecans. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on wire racks.

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Reviews of Minnesota Munchers:

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  Cathy in Washington DC  Nov 7, 2010
Would make this again.
When I googled this recipe I was hoping that this was the "Taste of Home" recipe. "Cookie baker in Minnesota" you are very lucky to have your wonderful mother in law. But, I can't wait to try this recipe. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in West Virginia  Oct 19, 2010
Would make this again.
I do make this cookie again and again. It is always the biggest hit of the evening and everyone wants the receipe. They are truly fantastic and never last overnight in my household unless I hide them. Temptation at it's best! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 1, 2009
Would make this again.
These we're a hit at work. Making them for a cookie exchange...very very good! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Minnesota  Jan 24, 2009
Would make this again.
Don't be fooled, this is not the true Minnesota Muncher recipe that my mother-in law developed through taste of home. The recipe is a secret. 5 stars

  Mary in Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Dec 21, 2008
Would make this again.
These were a great, hearty, just add milk cookie. I made half the batch with chopped up pretzel sticks instead of pecans for the non-nut-lovers in our family. They were equally as tasty in their own way. 5 stars

  Deborah in Ontario, Canada  Jun 26, 2008
Would make this again.
Fantastic!!! I use mini Hershey Kisses, semi-sweet choc. chips and Skor bits. Have made them many times and they are always a big hit! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Chicago  Dec 16, 2007
Would make this again.
This was the best cookie I ever made! I took them to a party and they were a hit. Everyone was impressed, and little did they now how simple they were to make. 5 stars

  Sherry Evans in Jacksonville, Florida  Dec 10, 2006
Would make this again.
Great cookie, very easy. I left the nuts out for some family members and it was still good. 4 stars

  Nancy in West Virginia  Dec 8, 2006
Would make this again.
Made these today and they are wonderful.Recipe worked great,baking time perfect.
I doubled the recipe.
With that said I didn't use all butter as someone told me to get a perfect cookie not to hard or soft one shouldn't use all butter.So I used half and half.
In place of the milk chocolate chips I used Peanutbutter & Milk choc.chips.(I prefer dark chocolate)and used 1-1/2 cups of the toffee bits but next time will use 2 cups.I also added about 6 Tbls of flour as dough seemed sticky.I used parchment paper rather then greased baking sheets.
Will be on Christmas cookie list for next year.
Thanks for a great recipe.
I was so pleased with how the recipe worked.
Above in Sarah's review she cut down on the sugar I think then I will too.And it is good too know the egg substitute will work.
5 stars

  Barb in Duluth, Minnesota  Dec 2, 2006
Would make this again.
I love these cookies. My brother was serving our country in Bosnia and I sent them to the troops from Minnesota for a taste of home at Christmas. He had requested Chocolate Chip and I sent these instead, they are his new favorite cookie. They took a little more time but they are well worth it. I now make them every Christmas.
God Bless Our Troops.
5 stars

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