Sweet Summertime


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!!!

Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Cookie Dough

Mom’s Are The Sweetest

There’s nothing much sweeter than a mother’s love. And she deserves nothing less a sweet treat full of all her favorite sweets. That’s why this Mother’s Day, we’re hosting a Make Your Own Brownie Trifle Bar. Brownies, ice cream, whip cream, pink frosting, and a variety of chocolates and toppings layered up just the way she wants in a cute little mason jar. May your Mother’s Day be the sweetest one yet!

Sweet Clean Out

Good thing it’s Saturday because our baking cabinets are full! We’ve been stockpiling ingredients like nobody’s business and it’s time to get organized! What better way to use these goodies than in our Loaded Oatmeal Cookies. Chocked full of all things chocolate, a variety of M&Ms, toffee, and for extra crunch – pretzels! We will get these cabinets cleaned out so we have room for tasty new ingredients to try!

Directions

Make Sister Sweetly’s Favorite Oatmeal Cookie Dough. Stir in dark chocolate chips, a variety of M&M flavors, Heath Bits, and pretzel pieces. Bake according to the recipe directions. Now go stock up again!

A Love So Sweet

Brownies. We love them. We love everything about them. We love them plain. But we especially love them when they come with extras. This Saturday we’re indulging in brownies covered in Oreo pieces and hot fudge. And Heath bits too. We might even top them with a little whip cream. Thank you brownie inventor. You make our Saturdays full of sweet love.

Sweet Making

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Sweet November

And just like that, Halloween has come and gone. But the leftover candy bars are here to stay for just a little while longer. And our love of cake and pumpkin will be around forever. Pumpkin cake topped with mini Halloween candy bars are exactly what we need at this very moment on a Saturday in early November. Fall flavors for life!

Spooks and Sweets on a Saturday

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!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy cookie butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut M&M candies
  • 1 cup Snickers baking bites
  • 1/2 cup Heath Bits

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper .
  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer cream together the Crisco, brown sugar, and cookie butter until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Mix in the egg white and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt and whisk to combine.
  • With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Add the oats, dark chocolate chips, Heath bits, Snickers bites, and peanut M&M candies. Mix by hand just until dough is combined.
  • Use a small/medium cookie scoop, or about 1-2 tablespoons cookie dough, and place on the baking sheets.
  • Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown and the top still looks slightly undercooked.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.

New Sweets For Our GORP Mix

We’ve mentioned GORP on our blog many times. It’s the perfect entertaining treat. This weekend we are throwing a little Besties Birthday Party where we are celebrating our 2020 birthdays. Our besties know us for many things including baking, crafting, home decorating, and GORP! We decided, with the help of being gifted some yummy sweets (thanks sister-in-law), to throw together some newness to our GORP mix. This time we are adding Animal Crackers and Circus Cookies to our usual favorites: Rolos, Heath, Bugles, Peanut M & Ms, and Pretzels. Happy Birthday Besties! We think every year is important to celebrate. Even 2020! Especially 2020!!!

Stovetop Skillet Sweets

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!!!

Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Sweet New Flavor

Have you heard the good news? M&M just came out with a brand new flavor. Fudge Brownie. As M&M and brownie conasuers, we felt like the creators must have had us in mind when creating a candy that fits our taste buds perfectly. Not only do we appreciate this, but our families will, as well. Because…this Saturday these little morsels will be the newest addition to our favorite Loaded Oatmeal Cookies. Fudge Brownie M&Ms for the win!

Sister Sweetly’s Loaded Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Add Fudge Brownie M&Ms, Heath Bits, and dark chocolate chips to the batter. Bake up and indulge!