Sanity Sweets

When the days are long and life seems a bit scary, find comfort in things you love. We absolutely love brownies, cookie dough, and toffee. That’s why this Saturday to help us through these trying times we are making Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies. Throwing together all our loves for our loves. Stay well!

INGREDIENTS
Fudgy Brownie Layer
  • 1 box Brownie Mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
Toffee Chocolate Chip Layer
1 cup toffee bits
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts
Topping
  • 1/4 cup from above Hershey’s® Heath Bits ‘O Brickle Toffee Bits(in directions)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chip

Instructions

  1. Brownie Layer: Line a 8×8-inch baking pan with overhanging parchment paper. Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Let cool completely. You can refrigerate or freeze to speed cooling process.
  2. Cookie Layer: Make Sister Sweetly’s favorite cookie dough minus the eggs and baking soda. Stir in toffee bits and walnuts.
  3. Press cookie dough firmly and evenly over cooled brownies.
  4. Top with reserved 1/4 cup Toffee Bits and 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips.
  5. Refrigerate Cookie Dough Brownies for at least 2 hours before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

*recipe inspired by Carlsbad Cravings

Making Hard Times a Little Bit Sweeter

Wow! What a week. These are hard, scary times. We are doing our best to stay positive and keep busy at home. Baking is our happy place. While others stocked up on toilet paper, we made sure to have plenty of cookie butter on hand (thanks Nana). Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies coming right up. Making life just a little bit sweeter one cookie butter cookie at a time. Stay well friends!

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup butter flavored Crisco
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup cookie butter spread
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Heath bits

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cream Crisco with both sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg white, vanilla, and cookie butter.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Then add into the wet mixture until just combined. Fold in the dark chocolate chips and Heath bits.
  • Drop the dough by large tablespoons onto baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes.

*recipe inspired by Kirbie’s Cravings

Coping Sweetly

In times of crisis we turn to comforting ourselves with ways to relieve stress and feel less anxious. Our #1 is without a doubt baking! Coping sweetly is our best defense. And when it’s 3/14 National Pi Day we join in and make pie. Oatmeal Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Pizzookie Pie seems about right to keeps our minds busy and fear free for a little while!

Directions

Make Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Add salted caramel chips and dark chocolate chips. Spread in a pie pan. Bake for 20-25 min. Once cooled slice and enjoy.

Royally Sweet

Ever tasted a Royal Cookie from
Nordstrom Cafe? We recently got our hands on one of these yummies. And WowZer! It’s like a cookie and magic bar rolled into one. Coconut, macadamia nuts, and chocolate chips. Incredible!!!Thankfully we found a copycat recipe and this Saturday we will be recreating our version of these goodies in the comforts of our own kitchen. Here’s to a Royally Sweet Saturday!!!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup ounce bag dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Heath Bits

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, powder and salt.
  3. In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the Crisco and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 full minutes. Beat in each egg white one at a time. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined, scraping the bottom of the bowl if needed. Stir in the shredded coconut and macadamia nuts until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and heath.
  5. Scoop out 1 1/2-inch sized balls of dough and place them on the parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the cookies are just golden on the edges. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.

*recipe inspired by How Sweet Eats

Sneakin Some Sweets

Did your kiddos come home with almost as much candy from their school Valentine’s Day party as they did on Halloween? Ours sure did. So being the good moms we are, we have decided to limit their sugar intake by putting their extras to good use. Ha! We’re simply chopping an assortment of valentines candy and adding it to our favorite oatmeal cookie dough. Simple and sweet. Shhh, don’t tell our children where the candy is from. They’ll never miss it. Wink!

Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

You’ve Got Mail Sweetheart!

On Valentine’s Day some people give cards, while other give chocolates to their loved ones. Why not combine the two and make Mini Chocolate Mailboxes. Your sweeties will love you forever!

Directions on No Biggie

Half Birthday Sweet

When it’s you son’s half birthday and it happens to be on a Saturday, you HAVE to bake cookies to celebrate. Of course, not any old cookie will do for my boy. He needs something as special and unique as he is. Enter Birthday Brookie Cookies. Half chocolate chip cookies, half brownie cookie. A perfect combination for a perfect guy on his half birthday.

  1. Make our favorite Brownie Cookie Recipe.
  2. Make our favorite Cookie Dough Recipe.
  3. Add lots and LOTS of chocolate chips and Heath bits!
  4. Scoop dough from each bowl and smush together to form one cookie.
  5. Pop them in the oven for 8 minutes.
  6. Celebrate!