This title may have led you to believe that we are taking a break from our Saturday sweet treat ritual. That’d be silly! Sorry to have led you astray, but instead we are indulging and cleaning out our baking cabinets simultaneously. You see, we stocked our cupboards so full with holiday baking ingredients and have tons of leftovers despite the amount of goodies we made. Time to make Cabinet Cleanse Oatmeal Cookies full of candy bars, dark chocolate chips, sea salt caramel chips, butterscotch, white chocolate chips, Heath bits, butter brickle, and caramel M&Ms…. According to us, it’s the perfect kind of cleanse!
We know it’s January, so it’s kind of unfair to complain about the cold. Lucky for us there are always a few warmer days sprinkled in between the chilly ones to make them more bearable. Today is one of those much needed days. No need to warm up with a hot cup of cocoa. We’ll bake Hot Cocoa Cookies instead! With sea salt caramel chips and Hot Cocoa M&Ms they become the tastiest way to enjoy these long winter days!
We did it! Christmas 2018 was a huge success. Lots of family time, wonderful gifts, and yummy food especially all of the sugary things we wait all year to enjoy. And enjoy we did! So much so that we are swapping our normal Saturday indulgences with a healthier version of Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies. Don’t worry, we will back to baking our normal way soon. New Years Eve is just a few days away so we are saving up to ring in the new year in a very sweet way!
Healthy Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
In a medium bowl, whisk together wet ingredients, set aside
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredient bowl. Fold ingredients together until combined. Then fold in chocolate chips.
Take VERY small handfuls of mixture roll into small balls (about 2 Tbsp). Flatten to baking sheet. Make about 20 cookies.
Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until cookies are golden outside and soft inside.
*recipe inspired by Nikki’s Plate
Every Christmas we plan a themed family Christmas party. One year we were “mad about plaid, another year we were Grinches and Whos in Whoville, and this year we will be “snowed in” at our very own ski lodge. No ski lodge would be complete without yummy things to eat and drink. Top of our list are warm Chocolate Chunk Cookies perfect for warming us up after a long day on the slopes (or as we pretend to be skiers in our photo booth). We hope you have a SWEET Christmas!
HEAT oven to 375ºF.
BEAT shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg white. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chunks.
DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto baking sheet.
BAKE 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
If this weekend has you participating in some sort of merriment, we’ve got the perfect snack for you to bring along. These little Edible Elf Hats are too cute to be this easy to make. Good thing ‘cause we are spending all our energies on creating the perfect scenes for our Elf on the Shelf. Anyone else??? How does this little guy get to have all the fun? We’ll never tell. Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!
- White almond bark
Melt the almond bark in a microwave. ) Dip the open end of a Bugle into the almond bark and top with an M&M. Lay on parchment paper to cool and harden.
Red-y. Set. Here we GO! AGAIN! This week’s Santa approved sweet fuel is also Rudolph worthy! We all know he leads the sleigh every Christmas Eve and most deserving of a treat in his honor. Bake up a batch or two of our Red Velvet White Chocolate Toffee Cookies. Guaranteed to keep you on the NICE list which means many more returns by Santa and his reindeer!
Cue the music, flip on the twinkle lights, and gather your gift wrap and ribbons because it’s time to get your Ho Ho Ho on! The Santas and elves in our neck of the woods run on cookies to keep the workshop humming. Fueling on Frosted Sugardoodles will be just what we need in order to keep checking off our holiday to-do list! Ready. Set. GO!Let the holiday festivities begin!
*recipe inspired by Averie Cooks
1/2 cup butter, room temp
• 1/2 cup shortening
• 3 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
• 5 tbsp almond milk
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix ingredients together until creamy.