Stacked Sweetly

This Saturday is stacked with festivities. It’s not everyday your baby becomes a teenager! We’re celebrating with all of Finn’s faves. We’re gearing up on the mountain bike trails, fueling up with pepperoni pizza, loading up wheelbarrows full of dirt for the backyard bmx track, and sweetening up on a Stacked Espresso Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. Happy Birthday Finn!

Directions:

Make Sister Sweetly’s Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe. Stack the cookies on a cake plate. Top with candles and sing “Happy Birthday” (in your best country twang). Best Birthday Cake Ever!

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Baking Sweet Melodies

There’s beautiful music being made in the kitchen today and it isn’t coming from our budding artists or the radio. Our oven contains a crescendo of yumminess that it’s heard before, but this time it has a whole new tune. We’ve changed a few notes of a classic to produce Melody Bars – Symphony Bars with a kick! These mocha toffee brownies will have you humming with satisfaction and glee! Yippee!

1 box dark brownie mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box

1 Starbucks Via

2 large (4.25 oz) Symphony candy bars with almonds and toffee chips

1 cup Heath bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of an 9×13 baking dish.  Make brownie mix according to the directions on the back of the box. Stir in the Starbucks Via packet. Spread half of the batter into a prepared pan and place the candy bars side by side on top.  Cover with the remaining batter, smoothing with a spatula.  Sprinkle Heath bits evenly over the top and bake for 40-45 minutes.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting.

Somebunny Say Sweets!

On the hunt for the most eggcellent treat to fill your Easter baskets? Bunny Tracks Brownies will have all of your colony hippity-hopping for joy! Hoppy Easter!

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 box of brownie mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box

  • Easter M&Ms, peanut and plain
  • Pecan pieces
  • Butterscotch chips

Directions:

Make brownies according to the directions on the back if the box. Top cooled brownies with Easter M&Ms, pecans,and butterscotch chips.

Friendly and Sweet

Dare we say ice cream sundaes are the friendliest treat. The toppings have a mutual adoration to each other, making them all better together! And what could be easier than using pre-scooped ice cream cups and opening a few bags and jars of your favorite toppings. Gather your friends and build a Saturday to remember!

Sweetening Away The Winter Blues

It’s been one of the coldest winters we’ve seen around here in a really long time. The below freezing temps encourage cozy fires, lots of layers, and turning up the oven to bake yummy treats! Our Winter Blues Cookies are the perfect remedy to warm our tummies and our spirits too! Only 60 more cold days to go til spring! (Not that we’re counting!)

Directions:

Make Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Cookie Dough Recipe except use blue M&M and white chocolate chips for the the chocolate.

Season’s Sweetings

Tis the season for visions of sugar plums dancing in heads! But in our case we’re dreaming of ooey-gooey chocolatey yumminess. Holiday M&M Brownie Batter Cookies to the rescue! These are the perfect addition to our Christmas Cookie Tray! What’s on your baking wish list this year? Season’s Sweetings!

Holiday M&M Brownie Batter Cookies

Ingredients

• 2 sticks Butter Flavored Crisco Sticks

• 3/4 cup granulated sugar

• 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

• 2 large eggs whites

• 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract

• 1 cup prepared dark chocolate brownie mix, chilled

• 3-1/2 cups all purpose flour

• 1 tsp. kosher salt

• 1 tsp. baking soda

• 2 cups Holiday M&Ms

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Beat the Crisco and sugars until well combined. Add eggs whites and vanilla until well combined. Add brownie batter, mixing until well combined.

3. Place flour, salt and soda into a large bowl, mixing to combine. Add to wet ingredients mixing to combine, then add M&Ms to combine. Scoop rounded spoonfuls onto prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes, don’t over-bake. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Let cool completely then enjoy with a cup of cocoa!

*recipe inspired by Chef In Training

The Sweet Act Of Giving Back

With all the WANTS this time of year we feel it is a MUST for ourselves , as well as our kids, to give back to those in NEED. We’re giving back in service, resources, and time. So, when our church asked for cookies to be donated we strapped on our aprons, gathered supplies, and baked with happy hearts. We’re hoping our Caramel Stuffed Brownie Cookies bring smiles to many faces. It truly is better to give than receive!

Ingredients

1 (21 oz.) dark chocolate brownie mix

1/2 cup flour

6 tablespoons canola oil

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons water

24 Dove Caramels , unwrapped and chilled

1 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2 Combine brownie mix, flour, oil, eggs and water in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until well blended. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

3 Shape about 1 tablespoon of dough around 1 chocolate. Roll the dough in powdered sugar to coat well.

4 Place on prepared baking sheets and bake until cracked on top, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

*recipe inspired by Let’s Dish