When there’s a recipe that you declare your absolute FAVORITE it’s easy to have it memorized based on the number of times it’s been made. This Saturday we don’t need our Pinterest boards or recipe cards. We have our favorite cookie dough recipe tattooed on our brains. Add chocolate chunks and sea salt and our favorite dough just became our favorite cookie! They just might become your favorite too!
Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Cookie Dough
Make the recipe according to directions on the link above. Add chocolate chunks. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake according to the directions on the link.
The best part of our birthday is sharing it together…and the CAKE! Instead of letting someone else make it for us we decided to make our own. Greatest decision ever! Oatmeal Cookie Brownie Birthday Cake! 1/2 our favorite cookie dough + 1/2 our favorite brownie batter = 1 big birthday wish come true!
Oatmeal Cookie Brownie Birthday Cake
• make 1 box of dark chocolate brownies according to directions on the back of the box
• make 1 batch of Sister Sweetly’s favorite oatmeal cookie dough
• pour half of the brownie batter in a parchment lined 9 x 13 baking dish
• spread the cookie dough on top of the brownie batter
• top with the remaining half of brownie batter
• bake at 350 for 40 min
• enjoy while singing Happy Birthday if it’s your birthday too!
Ready or NOT, here we go into another school year! This means early morning alarms, chauffeuring kids to and fro, and (the dreaded) homework! Thinking of this has us longing for the easy, breezy days of summer. We’re gonna need plenty of energy to make it through these first few weeks! The best way to battle this head on is with a fully leaded espresso. And even better when it’s smothered with chocolate and caramel! Salted Caramel Espresso Brownies will sure help us weather the storm we’re about to endure!
- 1 box of dark chocolate brownies, plus ingredients on the back of the box
- 1 large sea salt caramel chocolate bar
- 1 Starbucks Via
Make the brownie batter according to the directions on the back of the box. Stir Vis into the batter. Pour half if the batter into a prepared pan. Break the candy into pieces and lay in top of the batter. Pour the remaining brownie batter on top of the caramel pieces. Bake for 25 min. (We recommend undertaking!) Eat when cool and get stuff done!
We have yet another family celebration this weekend. An eight year old birthday party. And this year isn’t just any old birthday–it’s a golden birthday.!!! Tina’s son will eight on the eighth and that’s cause for an extra special celebration. Of course, there will be birthday cake, but we thought it would be fun to gather a bunch of “golden” treats to create a Golden Birthday Snack Mix. Some might even use these as ice cream toppings. Rolos, vanilla cupcake Goldfish, Golden Graham’s, and mini Golden Oreos. Golden yumminess! Perfect for any old day but especially for a golden 8th birthday.
What a week! With a staycation, vacation, anniversary, and birthday this past week, our families have had lots of celebrations and loads of sugar. We’ve decided to take a little bit of a break from our normal Saturday sweet cheat treat day and bake up something a little bit healthier. Peanut Power Cookies have just enough sweetness in them to trick our sweet tooth but still get our healthy eating back on track. And this comes in perfect timing since we have another birthday to celebrate next weekend. A week’s break will do us good. Happy Saturday! 😃
Power Peanut Cookies
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup agave
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Drop the dough into 12 even mounds on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes, until the cookies are just set in the center.
*recipe inspired by Fantastic Food
Don’t you love it when the people you love know exactly what you love and turn around and give you these lovely things? That has happened to us a lot recently. I guess we’ve made it perfectly clear that we LOVE chocolate. This weekend we’ve decided to use a few of these delicious gifts to create a unique treat. We’re taking a box of chocolate fudge brownies and a box of caramel turtle brownies and layering bits of an enormous milk chocolate bar in between. Thanks loved ones! We’ll be share to leave enough to share!
Happy sweet 16th Anniversary to my hubby and me! He’s one lucky guy! Ha!Ha! Seriously time goes by so fast, especially when you’re busy having fun (and raising kids)! We’re not much for extravagant gift giving around here, but we gotta celebrate! So what better way than 16 differently topped brownies! Love never tasted so yummy!
16 Differently Topped Brownies
- Caramel Sea Salt
- Hazelnut Grenache
- Toasted Marshmallow
- Rice Krispie Treat
- Hugs & Kisses
- Candy Bar
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Joy
- Dark Chocolate Toffee
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces
- Trail Mix
- Potato Chip
- Salted Pretzel
- Coffee Bean
- Sugar Dusted