16 Ways to My Sweetie’s Heart

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

  1. Caramel Sea Salt
  2. Hazelnut Grenache
  3. Toasted Marshmallow
  4. Rice Krispie Treat
  5. Hugs & Kisses
  6. Candy Bar
  7. Peanut Butter
  8. Almond Joy
  9. Dark Chocolate Toffee
  10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pieces
  11. Trail Mix
  12. M&M
  13. Potato Chip
  14. Salted Pretzel
  15. Coffee Bean
  16. Sugar Dusted

Sweets For A Cause

Two things we’ve never shied away are helping and baking. When these two collide you better believe we are all in. So when our church requested cookies for a wonderful cause we signed up without a second thought. Hopefully our White  Chocolate M&M Oreo Cookies will be just what they are wishing for! Full hearts and full tummies! White Chocolate M&M Oreo Cookies

Sister Sweetly’s favorite cookie dough
*sub white chocolate M&Ms and crushed Oreos for the chocolate chips, Heath, and  plain M&Ms 

So Long Sweet ’16

Happy New Year’s Eve!
Do you have big plans? Over the years, our plans have become quite a bit tamer, quieter, and earlier. We are lucky if we stay awake to watch the ball drop in NYC. But if you know us, you know we love to celebrate. And for us, it can’t truly be a celebration with out baking up something scrumptious to share. Today we are making Butterscotch Heath Cookie Butter Cookie Bars. We’ll be toasting them as we ring in the new year at 7:00 pm. No we aren’t joking! See, we told you…tamer, quieter, earlier. But still as sweet as ever!!!


Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

5 Tablespoons Butter Flavored Crisco Stick

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 large egg

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter

3/4 cup chips butterscotch chips

3/4 cup Heath Bits

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F . Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

In a medium sized bowl, toss together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 

In a large bowl, stir the Crisco and brown sugar together until combined. Whisk in the egg and egg yolk, then add the vanilla. Stir in the cookie butter.  Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Be careful not to overmix, which will result in crumbly, hard blondies. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the butterscotch chips and Heath Bits. 

Spoon the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-26 minutes. The blondies may appear very soft, but they will set up as they cool. Allow the blondies to cool completely- about 3 hours. Cut into bars as toast the new year!

*recipe inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction

Have A Sweet Christmas

The tree is trimmed, the presents are wrapped, and our kids are ready to impress Santa with their sugar cookie creations! Let the festivities begin. It’s the most wonderfully sweet season of all! Merry Christmas! 


Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sweet Baking Season Begins! 

We’re kicking off the holiday baking season with a treat we’ve always wanted to make, but some how it always got brushed to the bottom of the to-bake list. That is until today! Loaded Chocolate Chocolate Cookies were definitely worth the wait! Loaded Chocolate Chocolate Cookies   

INGREDIENTS

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup Crisco

1 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup Heath Bits

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl of a stand mixer, combine the Crisco and sugars and beat for 3-4 minutes, until light. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to the other mixture and mix on low speed, just until combined.

In a separate bowl, combine the dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and Heath bits and give them a quick stir so they are evenly distributed. Gently stir or fold in.

Scoop approximately 2 tablespoons of cookie dough for each cookie and bake 2 inches apart for 8-10 minutes, just until set. Do not overbake.

Oh Sweet Saturday!

Oh Sweet Saturday!What could be better on a crisp November Saturday day than grabbing coffee with your girlfriends in the morning and baking Pumpkin Poke Cake with your sister in the afternoon? Sounds like the perfect Saturday to us!Pumpkin Poke Cake

Ingredients

 1 box yellow cake mix

 14 oz pumpkin puree (NOT PUMPKIN PIE FILLING)

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

 8 oz. tub cool whip

 1/2 bag Heath Bits

 Caramel Sundae Sauce

Instructions

Mix together the cake mix, the pumpkin puree (DO NOT add the other ingredients on the cake mix box), and the pumpkin pie spice until a batter forms. Using the 14 oz. can of pumpkin puree will yield a thicker batter. You can add up to 1 cup more pumpkin if you’d like a thinner batter (which will yield a slightly fluffier cake).

Pour batter into a well greased 9×9 (9×13 if you added more pumpkin) baking dish. Bake at 350º for 35-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let cool completely after baking. Using the bottom of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the top of the cake (this post from a friend has great step by step photos for this part).

Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake, aiming to fill the holes. Refrigerate for 60 minutes or until the sweetened condensed milk has soaked into the cake.

Spread the cool whip over top of cake. Sprinkle on the heath bits, and drizzle caramel over top (just to your liking). Refrigerate for 3-4 hours, or overnight (best).

Recipe from Something Swanky

Sweet Galore

We hope you had a great Halloween. We sure did! And once again, our littles didn’t disappoint. They brought home gobs and gobs of candy. Unlike us, they prefer the sugary sweet stuff, which means there’s an abundance of chocolate bars left for us to consume. We’re using these to our full advantage this Saturday and baking up a few batches of Halloween Candy Cookie Cups. We believe this is the perfect way to combine our love of our favorite cookie batter and chocolate bars! Halloween Candy Cookie Cups

Cookie Batter Ingredients and Directions
Top with favorite leftover Halloween chocolates