My husband Doc doesn’t like cake much. He loves cherry cheesecake, he likes most pies. He would never have called himself a big fan of cookies… until I came along. I have a big repertoire of cookies I like to bake. Having grandchildren around makes cookie baking mandatory in the Book of Grammy. I invented these for him. The problem is, when I want to bake them, I usually can’t find the bag of Heath Bar bits I was sure I bought. I wonder who ate them? Hmm.
Anyway, these are easy to make and they are so good. The kids love them too. They are really great with coffee, so they are nice to put out on a plate when people drop by. If they last that long!
So… ready, set, bake!
Beat 2 sticks softened butter with 1 1/2C sugar til light and fluffy. Beat in 2 eggs 1 at a time, and 1 1/2t vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk 2 1/2C flour, 1t salt, 1t baking soda, and 1/4t cream of tartar. Add the flour mixture in 1/2 to 3/4 cup increments, alternating with a splash from 1/4C whole milk, until all of both are fully incorporated. By hand, mix in one bag of Heath Bar bits. Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until browned around edges. Cool on pans for 5 minutes, then cool completely on cooling racks. Store in airtight container. They won’t last long, I promise! Be sure to save a few for yourself! Enjoy! Doc does!