Yay! Hooray! Yippee! Hallelujah! All of the cheers for summer. School is officially over. Time to celebrate. No surprise…our celebrations ALWAYS include sweet treats. We’re planning to make our favorite loaded chocolate chip cookies. We’ll sprinkle in a variety of red, white, and blue m and ms to honor our loved ones, military, and country. Happy Memorial Day! Happy summer!!!
Do you have a favorite Christmas movie? Seems like our list grows longer every year. Elf, The Polar Express, and Christmas Vacation are a few of our favorites. The jury is still out on whether we think Die Hard is actually a Christmas movie. The guys would say yes. No matter what you have streaming this weekend, why night bake up a batch of our Holiday Movie Night Cookies. All the movie snacks mixed into a yummy cookie. Candy bars, m and ms, even popcorn. A perfect way to sweeten up your favorite holiday flick with your favorite people for a festive night at home.
* recipe inspired by The Cookie Rookie
Today is Saturday. Yes! Saturday. Our favorite day ‘cause it’s our sweet treat baking day. And have we got a fun idea that we are cooking up this week. We’re taking our best ever cookie dough and adding a special something inside. Different types of Girl Scout Cookies, an assortment of Oreos…a sweet surprise will be waiting inside each cookie. Who knows what you’ll find until you take a yummy bite. Extra sweetness for the win! Every.Time!
Make a batch of our favorite cookie dough
Make 2 inch balls with the dough
Place an Oreo or Girl Scout cookie inside each ball of dough
Add dark chocolate chips to the top
Bake according to cookie dough recipe
Once baked be Surprised!
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!
Two things that automatically go together – baking and birthdays! A birthday party without a cake is not a meeting. It’s RUINED! And this birthday boy’s favorite kind of cake…cookies! Not a cookie cake, but a cake made of all of his favorite kinds of cookies stacked high and topped with buttercream frosting. A Superb Stacked Cookie for an superb kid!!!!
Make a batch of homemade buttercream
Cake Construction Directions Once cooled frost the sugar cookies.
Layer 1/2 dozen frosted sugar cookies on the bottom of a cake plate. Top with 1 dozen espresso cookies. Then top with 1 dozen ultimate cookies. Finish by topping with the remaining 1/2 dozen frosted sugar cookies.
Voila! A superb birthday cake!Happy Birthday Finn!
Nothing says a snow day like warm Chocolate Chip Cookies. After shoveling multiple times in the last couple of days, we have decided that we’ve definitely earned a sweet treat. And really, there is never a need to twist our arm anyway ‘cause when the snow falls all we want to do is warm up with something baking in our oven. And then, when we throw in a little heath and m&ms, we know we’ve found the best way to watch the snow fall…before heading back out to shovel again.
Our Loaded Butterscotch Pudding Cookies were such a hit that we know our peeps won’t mind puddin up with them again. However, same-old, same-old just isn’t our way, especially when it comes to baking. Creativity is the sweetness of life! Our Loaded Vanilla Pudding Cookies are puddin smiles on lots of sweet faces! Another successful Saturday!
1 cup butter-flavored Crisco stick
1 cup light brown sugar
1 (3.4- ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs whites
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 Mix the butter and brown sugar on medium speed. Add in the dry pudding mix,m and mix, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
3 Add in the vanilla, egg whites, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix until well blended.
4 Turn mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
5 Stir in the chips until evenly distributed.
6 Scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet 2- inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden at the edges.
7 Allow the cookies to cool on the baking. Then, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
*recipe inspired by Cookies And Cups
We’re puddin the sweet in this Saturday with our Loaded Butterscotch Pudding Cookies! We puddin in lots of yummies including, pretzels, butterscotch, Heath, and dark chocolate. We know our fams will be puddin up with our puns as long as there are cookies!
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup crisco, butter flavored
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3.4 oz box of butterscotch instant pudding mix
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups salted pretzels, coarsely chopped
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup Heath bits
coarse sea salt, optional
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper/slip mats.
2 In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3 In a mixing bowl, beat Crisco and sugars until fluffy. Add in eggs, vanilla and pudding mix. Mix until fully combined.
4 Gradually add in flour mixture and beat until well combined.
5 Stir in chocolate chips, pretzels and toffee bits. Your dough will be thick.
6 Drop dough, by the tablespoons on prepared baking sheet. If desired, sprinkle tops with coarse sea salt.
7 Bake 9-10 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.
8 Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing.
9 Then, cool cookies completely on wire rack.
* Recipe inspired by Our Table For Seven
When your little (not-so anymore 😢) requests his favorite cookies you gladly make them TOGETHER! There’s nothing quite like Espresso Dark Chocolate Cookies baked with love to bring us closer!
3/4 cup Crisco Butter Sticks
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon instant coffee granuals
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt, instant coffee granuals, and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in dark chocolate chips.
DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
BAKE 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.
Shopping at Target on any day is wonderful but hitting the after Christmas sales at Target is glorious. Just glorious! This year was no exception. From wrapping paper to gift tags to holiday decor…nothing is overlooked when the sign says 90% off. And when you find a bag of sea salt caramel baking chips, you know they are a must buy for your next cookie baking day. Which just happens to be today! Oh Target, you never disappoint. And neither will our new Sea Salt Caramel Chip Oatmeal Cookies! Happy bargaining! Happy baking!!!
Mix up Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookie Dough. Instead of butterscotch, Heath Bits, and chocolate chips stir in sea salt caramel baking chips. Bake according to the directions on the above link.