Sweet Springtime Blossoms

Spring has sprung! Not only outside, but in the kitchen too! Just like our flower gardens, the oven is full bloom. Delightfully sweet Cookie Butter Blossoms are brightening up our day. They are best enjoyed outside on this lovely spring Saturday. Cookie Butter Blossoms

Ingredients

1 ¾ cup sifted flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

½ cup melted there butter

¾ cup cookie butter

½ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup Heath bits

3 dozen Hershey’s Kisses

Instructions

Mix together flour, soda and salt and set aside. Cream together cookie butter and Crisco. Gradually add sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in Heath bits. Form into balls using a teaspoon of dough for each. Roll in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Immediately place a chocolate kiss on top of each cookie until it cracks around the edges. 

Obsessively Sweet

Okay people. We’re 100% obsessed with Butterfinger Cups. They’re everything we  love about a butterfinger times 10! They make our favorite blondie recipe irresistible. Butterfinger Cup Blondies! We need nothing else! Butterfinger Cup Blondies

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

15 Butterfinger Cups (unwrapped)

Directions:

Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees

Line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper

In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, melted butter, egg whites and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir until incorporated.

Spread evenly into the prepared pan and gently push the Butterfinger Cups into the top of the batter evenly.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before cutting them into bars. 

Sweet Fairytale

We all know the tale of Little Red Ridinghood. Ever wonder what the muffins tasted like that she set out to deliver to her sick granny? Wonder no more! This Saturday we baked up a batch of Little Red Ridinghood’s Strawberry Muffins. Now we know what the wolf was trying to eat! If you’re lucky to have one near, share with your sweet grandma. If not, enjoy with memories. Miss you Grandma!Little Red Ridinghood’s Strawberry Muffins

1 eggs white

1 egg

1/4 c. melted butter

1/4 c. Butter Flavored Crisco

1 c. sugar

½ tsp almond extract

2 c. white flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 c. strawberries

Mix eggs, Crisco, butter, sugar, and almond extract. Combine flours, baking powder, salt and add to the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined. Gently stir in the strawberries. Fill muffin  liners  ¾ full, and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. 

*recipe inspired by The Sisters Cafe

Twice The Sweetness

The answer is Double Chocolate M&M Cookies. The question is, will there be left to share? Typically we have plenty, but with cookies this yummy we’d better make a double batch!Double Chocolate M&M Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup Butter Flavored Crisco

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg white

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup M&Ms

Directions

1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and Crisco with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, or mix with spoon. Beat in vanilla and egg white.

2 Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and M&Ms. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.

3 Bake 8 to 9 minutes. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Regret-Free Sweet

What if we told you that you can enjoy raw cookie dough without the guilt? We’re not talking about the guilt that comes from eating too much junk food. Rather the liability you might get after eating something that upsets your insides. No need to heat the oven or dirty your cookie sheets. Grab a spoon – the bigger the better! We promise you won’t regret eating every bite of our Everything Edible Cookie Dough! Everything Edible Cookie Dough

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup softened butter 

2 tablespoons almond milk 

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon salt

2 cup mix of chocolate chips, M&M’s, white chocolate chips, and Heath Bits 

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F/175˚C.

2. Evenly spread flour on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes.

3. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, butter, vanilla,  almond milk, and salt until combined evenly.

4. Stir in the mix of chocolate chips, M&M’s, white chocolate chips, and Heath Bits. 

2 cup mix of chocolate chips, M&M’s, white chocolate chips, and Heath Bits 

Honor Sweetly 

President’s Day doesn’t get a whole lot love. Other than a day off of school, it tends to pass without proper celebration. Not around here this year! Patriotism is alive and well in our kitchens with red, white and blue Patriotic Magic Bars. It’s our way of honoring the good ole USA! Patriotic Magic Bars

INGREDIENTS:

1 stick butter (1/2 cup)

1 (14 oz) Can Of Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

2 cups M&M’s (Red, White, Blue)

1 cup flaked coconut

Instructions

Put butter in 13″ x 9″ pan and place in the oven on 350*F. Melt the butter in the pan while preheating. It will take 5 to 10 minutes.

When butter is melted, remove pan from oven and carefully sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the melted butter. Press lightly with the back of spoon.

Pour sweetened condensed milk over the crumb layer.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the semi and white chocolate chips, and 1 cup of the M&M’s over the sweetened condensed milk layer. Sprinkle all of the coconut on top, followed by remaining  chocolate chips and M&M’s.

Bake in your oven for 25-30 minutes or until a little brown. Remove from oven and allow them to cool completely.