You may have wondered how we got started baking together. Well, we were encouraged and inspired by the original “Cookie Lady” herself. You see, our grandma’s last name was meant to be. Grandma BAKER loved baking cookies, but even more she loved to share them with others. Lucky for us she passed on this love to her twin “dollies”. This Saturday we will be reminiscing and remembering her fondly as we bake up Candy Bar Hello Dolly Bars. Grandma your dollies are extra proud to carry on your traditional! We miss you!
We’ve made this recipe many many many times. Each time we bake Candy Bar Brownies, we are reminded how yummy yet simple they are to make. Grab a couple boxes of your favorite brownie mix. Add the ingredients on the back of the box and place bits of broken candy bars of your choice in the middle and on top. Bake and enjoy. So simple. So sweet!
Saturdays are for bakers and makers! Somethings just go better together! While our ooey-gooey Flourless Brownie Cookies baked in the oven we were busy crafting up some more holiday goodies to make our homes extra festive. And isn’t it fitting that National Cookie Day was yesterday and today we bake them! Baking and making our way through another Saturday makes us super joyful!
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 6 T butter
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- Combine the sugars and butter in a microwavable bowl (or in a pot on the stove). Heat until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and beat well with a hand mixer.
- Add in the egg whites and vanilla and beat with a mixer for two minutes (this, along with melting the butter and sugar, helps create a crackly crust on top of the cookies).
- Stir together the cocoa and salt and add them to the batter. Beat for another 30 seconds.
- Fold in the chips and toffee. The batter maybe be thin. Allow the batter to rest while you preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a cookie sheet. The batter should thicken as it rests.
- When the batter is scoopable (but still very sticky), scoop by about 3 tablespoons full onto pan.
- Bake cookies for about 12-15 minutes. When they come out of the oven, you can press a few more chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies.
recipe adapted from Yammie’s Noshery
Isn’t it a great when two things you love happen on the same day. Halloween on a Saturday!!! Double the reason to get our bake on. And what’s more fitting for Halloween than monster cookies. Add a little cookie butter and few extra chocolate treats and you’ve got a “spooktacular” Halloween sweet for all your little monsters! Our Halloween Candy Cookie Butter Monster Cookies will definitely put the sweet in your trick or treat!
Oh my gourd, it’s October and that means it’s time for Pumpkin Spice Everything. We love the muffins, the lattes, the candles, and all the other Pumpkin Spice goodies Target has to offer. This Saturday we are making a box of Pumpkin Spice Cookies. Nothing is ever too much when baking the Sister Sweetly way so we’ll take these basic boxed Pumpkin Spice cookies and add Heath Buts, butterscotch, and pecan pieces and top each cookie with cream cheese frosting and a caramel drizzle. Pumpkin Spice Everything in a yummy little cookie!!! Happy Fall Y’all!
Oh 2020 you’ve given us lots of heartache and worry, however, you’ve also given us the longest summer break we have EVER had. Thank you! With school starting next week we figured we better devote our Saturday sweet treat to something very summery. And nothing says summer like S’mores! However, in true Sister Sweetly fashion these can’t be your typical S’mores. That’s just not us. Instead, we’re making Smore’s Brownies…ooey gooey brownies with a buttery graham cracker crust topped with melted marshmallows. A sweet end to a sweet summer!
For The Topping:
When you are a baker and your oven decides to go kaput, you have two choices: 1) take a week off baking—which is never gonna happen or 2) use a different method. Enter the stovetop. With “her” help and a nonstick pan, our favorite oatmeal cookies will get a new spin on life. Stovetop Skillet Cookies. #winning!!!
Let’s get some FACTS straight.
FACT – Saturday is baking day.
FACT – Gooey brownies are the best.
FACT – Buttercream is EVERYTHING!
FACT – Buttercream Frosted Brownies are a match made in sweet treat heaven! FACT!
2 boxes of your favorite brownie mix (plus ingredients on the back of the box)
Underbake for ultimate gooeyness!
Make a batch of homemade buttercream and frost brownies once cooked.
In these times it can be hard to find the good, but by focusing on the little things we can rely on makes a big difference. Target deliveries, family togetherness, and a Saturday each week are all blessings we’re counting at the moment. It’s even better when all of these line up just right! Thanks Target for keeping us stocked with baking supplies. Thanks family for loving our sweet treats. And thanks Saturday for showing up every week for our much needed cheat day! Oatmeal Cream Pies are the perfect way to celebrate all of life’s blessings right now!
This Saturday is no different than the last few. We’re staying safe by staying home. It’s also not different than any other Saturday because sweet treating is one thing we’ll keep doing. There is one thing that is different, however. We won’t be doing our sweet treatin’ in the same kitchen. But thanks to social media we will still be baking together…virtually. (We appreciate you, Zoom!!!) To make things even better, we’ve decided to sweeten our Saturday by baking up our favorite oatmeal cookies loaded with extra leftover Easter candy we have laying around our houses. Staying safe. Staying home. Sweetening our Saturday. We’ve got this!
Stir leftover Easter candy into the batter before baking