Five Chip Cookies & My Penny Pinching Ways

These five chip cookies are packed full of milk chocolate, semi-sweet, butterscotch, peanut butter and white chocolate chips.
Everyone loves a good cookie don't ya think? My favorite cookie by far is Oatmeal Scotchies, but I love experimenting with all sorts of cookie recipes. To me cookies that include some sort of baking chip in them are usually these best. I have had this recipe for Five Chip Cookies tucked away in my recipe file for quite some time now.

For some reason this recipe kept getting pushed aside for something else. I can honestly say that it wasn't anything personal against the recipe, but more likely my penny pinching ways kicking into overdrive. You see this recipe calls for five different varieties of baking chips. Heavenly if you ask me but buying five bags of baking chips at one time can be a bit costly.

Well last weekend when I went grocery shopping I finally just bit the bullet and bought them. I tossed all five bags of chips in the cart and buried them somewhere between the toilet paper and the boxed items. Yep that's what I did. I kept thinking to myself "out of site, out of mind". That way I couldn't see them and have an opportunity to change my mind and toss them back on the shelf. I do that more times than I can count.

It took everything for me to just stand by and watch all those chips at $2.98 a bag go rolling by at the register. I just turned around and kept telling myself you can use those chips for more than just this recipe so be strong. I'm happy to say that my cheapskate self made it through and didn't end up snatching all those baking chips from the lady scanning my groceries. Yay Me!!!!!

Yesterday was the perfect day to bake up some cookies for two reasons. One because we are suppose to get some pretty nasty weather, so I knew the kids would be stuck in the house.And two, because we had an empty cookie jar. In my opinion there's nothing worse than an empty cookie jar gracing your counter.

I prepared the cookie dough while the kids were in school and as soon as they got home we baked up these yummy cookies. I'm so glad that I didn't put all those baking chips back because these cookies are divine. They have a peanut butter and oatmeal cookie base with addition of semi sweet, milk chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate and peanut butter chips.

I hope you too will bite the bullet and purchase all the chips required for this cookie recipe. Take it from Tight Wad Tina they are so worth it.  Don't worry the recipe only calls for 2/3 cup of each variety of baking chips, so this will leave plenty for another recipe. Now we have a full cookie jar again.

Before I go I also wanted to let everyone know that today I'm Guest Blogging over at Cooking with Libby. I hope you will stop by and check it out. I'm highlighting a recipe from the Mommy's Kitchen Archives. I know you will love Libby's Blog as much as I do.

Five Chip Cookies

1 - cup butter, softened
1 - cup peanut butter
1 - cup sugar
2/3 - cup packed brown sugar
2 - eggs
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
2 - cups all-purpose flour
1 - cup old-fashioned oats
2 - teaspoons baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt
2/3 - cup each milk chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate and butterscotch chips

In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 9- 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.

Recipe Source: Taste of Home

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Tammy said…
Thanks for posting Tina!! Can't wait to make them!!!!

I have a question for you...what do you do with leftover chocolate or butterscotch chips? Do you put them in your freezer or just refrigerate them?
Tina Butler said…
Hi Tammy,
I just put them in zip lock bags and store them in the pantry or freezer. I have a little drawer divder on the shelf of my pantry so that is where I keep my chocolate chips and baking bars.
These are the best cookies!! Thank you so much for sharing. I made these today, and mine are four chip because I didn't have five. I also cut back the peanut butter to 1/2 c. instead of 1 c.
Excellent cookie!! This recipe has been placed in my favorites file.
Lara said…
We already tried these last night and loved them! Thanks for a great recipe!
Tina Butler said…
I am so glad you liked them. I love all the chips. I actually think you could get away with just 4 and do only semi sweet chocolate instead of milk an semi sweet.
I'm always looking for a new cookie recipe. This fits the bill. I have a hard time buying chips unless they go on sale. I usually stock up around the holidays but I've gone through my stash.

Leslie said…
Oh my..all of those different chips...I BET they were amazing
Christina S. said…
"In my opinion there's nothing worse than an empty cookie jar gracing your counter."

Amen Sister!
TinaRBK said…
Great combo, love the crispy edges on these cookies. I can never get enough cookie recipes. From one Tina to another-great post!
I'm the same way with the whole "cheapskate" tendencies. The way I would get around it for this, for example, is to buy a bag every month or every shopping trip or whatever for a different recipe each time. But instead of using the whole bag for the recipe, toss it into its own canister until I have all of them in there together and ready for this recipe.

I actually do this with beans, too, so after a few months, I'll have a ton of mixed beans for a mixed bean soup. Or the leftovers from cracker packages, so we'll have a night of various dips or hors d'œuvre. Or sometimes even with various shaped pastas (so long as they have roughly the same cook time), so that we have a funky pasta dish at some point. It stretches the food a little bit ('cause really, are you going to miss that 1/3 or 1/2 cup each time usually?) and ends up with funky, cool stuff like these cookies. Yum.
Unknown said…
mmmmmm, you know the funny thing is that all those chips live in my pantry, sounds like a cookie I need to make.