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

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!

Sweet KC Super Bowl Snack

When it’s Super Bowl Sunday and you’re home team has made it to big game, you go big or go home. And we’re going big with Mahomes Magic Bars. These yummy treats are dedicated to our beloved quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Our QB 1 sure does make some magic on the field and we’re hoping he can bring home a sweet Super Bowl victory. Kansas City Chiefs, Let’s go!!!

Ingredients

  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup Red M&M candies
  • 1 cup crushed Oreos

Instructions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 13 x 9-inch baking pan generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer with Oreos, chocolate chips, and M&M candies. Press down firmly with fork. 
  • BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool on a wire rack for at least one hour. Cut into bars, serve and enjoy.

Battling The Winter Blues Sweetly

Brrrr…January is in full force! Braving the elements is challenging, but so are the cabin fever crazies. We tackle the winter blues by putting on our cold weather gear and hitting the trail for some of mother nature’s snow kisses. All the while, we know that a plate of warm Blizzard Candy Bar Infused Brownies will be waiting to melt the frostbite away!

Ingredients

2 boxes dark chocolate brownies, plus ingredients on the back of the box

1 cup whites chocolate chips

Various candy bars chopped into bite sized pieces

Powdered sugar

Directions

  • Make brownie batter according to the back of the box. Make each box separately
  • Pour 1 box of prepared batter into a 9×13 greased pan
  • Sprinkle white chocolate chips and chopped candy bars on top of brownie mix
  • Top with other box of prepared brownie batter
  • Bake for 40 min at 350 degrees
  • Once brownies are completely cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar