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Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies

Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies
Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies, Sans The Artificial Ingredients Whether you want to avoid some of the highly-processed ingredients (like trans fats and palm oil) or you just can’t wait for the annual cookie sale, we’ve got some simple ways to make healthier versions of these classic treats. Why Make Your Own Though Girl Scout cookies boxes say “trans-fat free,” the term is officially defined by the FDA as a food that contains less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving, meaning some varieties — including uber-popular Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs — still contain trace amounts of the fat. 2 Recipes, 5 Different Girl Scout Cookies Many of the favorite Girl Scout cookies begin with the same base: The classic shortbread cookie. Recipe #1: Shortbread CookiesStart with any basic shortbread cookie recipe – like this one from Claire Robinson. One Cookie Recipe, 4 Different Cookies Trefoils: Leave plain for the most classic of Girl Scout munchies. Classic Shortbread Cookies: Trefoils

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Vanilla Sheet Cake I love watching the reaction of my boys sampling my baked goods. I gave them a bite after school a couple days ago of this sheet cake and their expression was priceless. If I left the room, I am afraid the entire plate would have been devoured. Don’t let the cake mix in the recipe scare you away. Try it out for yourself and let me know how that first bite was :) Enjoy!! Here you have your line up of ingredients. Let’s get this party started :) Start with dumping all of the cake ingredients into the mixer. A small box of instant pudding mix does wonders! Add those eggs. Oil, milk and sour cream. Add a can of pumpkin. How gorgeous is that?! Here it comes! Almost there Perfect. Spread the cake evenly to the edges. Like so Melt your butter, add the brown sugar and cinnamon Time to drizzle! Seriously! Run a knife through to swirl the goodness then bake 350 for 30-35 minutes. Here’s a shot of how it looks right after baking, wait until you smell this! Drizzle while the cake is still warm…. Love! 1. 2. 3. 4.

Createlive: Oreo Balls Warning: These are more powerful than self control. Might be a good idea to share them -- with your family, with friends, with strangers... In fact, Oreo balls are a great way to make friends. Like this recipe? What You Need: 1 package of Oreos1 package of softened cream cheese1 package of white candy coating1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional: for drizzling over the oreo balls) What You Do: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies Subscribe to Cookie Madness by Email Earlier this week I posted a recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies with a spicy filling made with Hell Fire Pepper Jelly. For those of you looking for something without the heat (or just adorable and cute!), here’s an alternative. They’re very, very, light in texture and they have a lot of flavor from the peanut butter, butter flavoring, vanilla and toffee chips. I recently purchased more small (1 pound) Kraft tin tie bags and this small batch makes 50 cookies or enough to completely fill a Kraft bag with extras for munching. Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies Author: Cookie Madness Recipe type: Cookie Preheat the oven to 325F and have ready a couple of large, ungreased baking sheets.With an electric mixer, beat the shortening, salt, baking soda and peanut butter together. You should get about 100 cookies, but possibly fewer if you make your cookies larger. Related posts:

Itsy Bitsy Paper: . . . Cookie Time Tuesday-Funfetti Sandwich Cookies . . . With back to school here I have been trying to think of school treat ideas for both the teacher's and the my son's classmates. I ran across this recipe on Baked Perfection and I thought of how great it would be to serve at a birthday party or class party because of the fun colors. I also know they make funfetti cake mixes with holiday colors so it would be a fun cookie to serve at a holiday party. They are so soft and moist and make for an awesome sandwich cookie. I hope you enjoy them and let the kiddos help do the rolling in the sprinkles--that is always a big hit with them. You will need: 1 (18.25) package Funfetti Cake 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 container vanilla frosting to make sandwich filling • Gather ingredients • Pour everything except vanilla frosting into a bowl • Mix well to combine • Drop by even spoonsfuls onto an ungreased or silpat/parchment paper lined baking sheet • Bake • Let cool completely then frost the bottom of one cookie

Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Summer has been so good to us this year. I'm trying desperately to hold on to any remainders of this wonderful season. I've already frozen tons of slices of peaches for a cold winter afternoon when I need a juicy peach cobbler. I'm now making my way through all the blackberries we have close to our house. Jam will be made, don't you worry. Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt(printable version) 3 cups fresh blackberries3 cups yogurt cheese (or Greek yogurt)1 can sweetened condensed milk ( 14 ounce can, it's fine if it's a bit more or a bit less)In a blender, puree the blackberries with the sweetened condensed milk.In a medium bowl mix the puree with the yogurt cheese.Pour the mixture in to your ice-cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions.

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies Alright, confession time. My first impression of these cookies was not a super positive one. I mean, don’t get me wrong…I love a good chocolate chip cookie. And Oreos easily top the list among my favorite “store bought” cookies. The idea of combining them just threw me. When I first saw this Oreo creation on Picky Palate I thought they looked a little gross (sorry Jenny). I am really not even sure how to describe these. Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from the fantabulous Jenny of Picky Palate 2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon pure vanilla 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 10 oz bag chocolate chips 1 pkg. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda. NOTE: Some bakers have had some trouble with their dough spreading too much during baking. Makes about 2 dozen VERY LARGE cookies. stumble

Knock You Naked Brownies Goodness. You have to try these. Here’s how it shakes out. They’re one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. While an official recipe for the Killer Brownies is not available, the classic layered brownie recipe known as “Knock You Naked Brownies” is rumored to be a pretty good match. I decided to whip up a batch over the weekend and see if they measured up. It was all in the name of research, of course. Start by dumping this into a large mixing bowl. What’s “this” you ask? It’s German Chocolate cake mix. Not Devil’s Food. Not Chocolate Fudge. German Chocolate. And if you’re not a cake mix person, don’t worry: because of the way the ingredients are combined, the end result just doesn’t have a box mix flavor. Finely chop up some pecans. You’ll need about a cup of chopped nuts, which you’ll remember is quite different from a cup of nuts, chopped. You’ll also need some melted butter… And some evaporated milk. Pour the evaporated milk over the cake mix. Then add the butter… And the nuts. Caramels! Peel ‘em.

one-pan dark chocolate chunk skillet cookie For some reason, I was craving this on Saturday. Nothing else would do. All I wanted was a warm, gooey, chocolate chip cookie, straight out of an iron skillet. I flipped through a cookbook or two, and discovered you could make chocolate chip cookies with melted butter. by Abigail Dodge) even had you mix the entire dough in the saucepan where you melted the butter, and then scoop out the cookies from there. As this was a lazy Saturday, and my intent was only to satisfy my craving (not a den of Cub Scouts’ or a mob of preschoolers’), I exercised no financial caution and dumped an entire cup of chopped Valrhona chocolate into the mix. To make this, since it is such a simple recipe, use the very best ingredients you can. And then run a 5k. Now I know that most of you don’t have an enormous bar of Valrhona chocolate lying around. I know. When you serve this, spoon it out as you would a warm cobbler, in great heaping spoonfuls, with a scoop of the very best vanilla ice cream. on amazon. 1. 2.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect dessert treat! Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Cheesecake stuffed strawberries….how have I not made these before?! I’m serious. Making up the filling was a breeze too. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Yield: 10 - 12 strawberries (depending on size) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound large strawberries 8 ounce block cream cheese – softened 3 – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want the filling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or use almond, lemon, etc. ) Graham cracker crumbs Source: Inspired by pictures seen on Pinterest Directions: Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer or by hand. You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired. Enjoy!!!

sweet saturday: one minute peanut butter cake Picture this scene: it’s 8:30 in the evening. The sky is just starting to get dark outside your living room window. You ate a delicious, healthy and veggie-filled dinner a few hours ago and now you are ready to sit down to the most recent episode of So You Think You Can Dance and dive into a decadent plate of dessert. Oh wait, you have no dessert. No chocolate, no cookies, no ice cream, no cake, no pie, not even a Jordan almond. Well she’s to go to her microwave. You can make a delicious, fluffy, moist peanut butter cake in your microwave in about one minute (30 seconds mixing, 30 seconds zapping). The options are also pretty endless. One Minute Peanut Butter Cake Print This Recipe Serves One Like my peanut butter microwave cake? Ingredients: 1 egg, beaten1 tablespoon brown sugar1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 heaping tablespoon flour2 tablespoons peanut butter1 teaspoon milk1 tablespoon powdered sugar (give or take) Directions: