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

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.

A Sweet Slice Is Nice

In our opinion, it takes two ingredients to make a Friendsgiving feel really special – wonderful friends, of course, and tasty treats. This year we whipped up our favorite pumpkin poke cake substituting caramel sauce for sweetened condensed milk and a new fave – a semi-homemade Brownie Pie with Cookie Butter Glaze. It doesn’t get any simpler. It’s as easy as PIE! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • 1 (9-inch) pie shell (store-bought)
  • 1 (23-ounce) box dark chocolate brownie mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Combine brownie mix, oil, water, and egg white and beat until smooth.

  3. Pour mixture into shell. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until crust is puffed and brown. Cool.

7. Frost with cookie butter drizzle. Easy as PIE!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup smooth cookie butter
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, divided
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, beat peanut butter with electric mixture until fluffy
  2. Gradually beat in 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar, almond milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth and incorporated. You want the glaze to be drizzling consistency so add a bit more confectioners’ sugar and almond milk if it is too thick. A little at a time.
  3. Pour immediately on brownie pie.

Ultimate Sweet Sharing

Do you have a recipe that others continually ask you to share? And by share they mean deliver ready made to them? Our Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies are probably the most requested goodie we make. However, in our opinion they are best served fresh out of the oven. So, we came up with a way to grant these wishes. By freezing the cookie dough into tablespoon-sized balls they can be simply plopped onto a cookie sheet, baked in the oven, and ready to devour in 7 to 9 minutes! These make fabulous gifts too. Package them in a ziplock inside a festive take-out container. You can thank us later!

Directions

Make a batch of Sister Sweetly’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe . Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Put the cookie sheet into the freezer until the balls are completely frozen. Remove the balls from the freezer and put into ziplock bags labeled with baking instructions:

Bake at 325 for 7-9 min

Put back into the freezer until ready to share.

Dads Sweet Screams

I scream, you scream, Dads scream for ice cream! Need a fun way to celebrate Father’s Day? How about DIY Dipped Waffle Cones? Do you agree that ice cream just tastes better in a waffle cone? And not just a plain old waffle cone. Nope! The ones dipped in all kinds of yummy chocolate glory are a must! We’re dippin and scoopin our way straight to these special dad’s hearts (and tummies)! Happy Father’s Day!

Directions:

Buy a box of large waffle cones from your grocery store. Melt white almond bark in the microwave according to the directions on the back of the package. While the almond bark is still melted sprinkle with Heath, M&Ms, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and anything else that your heart desires! Once the almond bark and chocolate cools and hardens fill with your favorite ice cream. Top with whipped cream, hot fudge, and caramel sauce.