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Puffy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Puffy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips
I have cookie moods. Occasionally, I crave a paper thin cookie – the only kind my dad really likes – when I’m aching for dessert with a raging sweet tooth that just won’t quit. Other days, when I’m reaching for comfort and sometimes feel like eating my emotions, I look for the perfectly thick, chewy cookie, still gooey from the oven, plucked from it’s baking sheet in pieces because I lack patience. This temperamental relationship I share with cookies proves just what a lunatic I am when it comes to food. Bizarre? Now you know. After scrubbing the kitchen floor last week on my hands and knees, pretending to clean the bathrooms but really just touching up the spots that everyone see, being extensively domestic and cooking four dinners in a row, I was craving three things. So… I made cookies. Many words came to mind with my first bite: warm, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth delicious, ecstasy… but before I recount a trashy romance novel for you, I gotta tell you this: they were puffy. 1/2 cup sugar

Eggnog Ice Box Cookies - A Pretty Life In The Suburbs I’ve got my Christmas cookie bake on! I love love to bake Christmas cookies. I mean, what better excuse does one need to bake cookies than the holiday season? I find myself making ice box cookies every year…last year I made Cherry Ice Box Cookies, and the year before I made Brown Sugar Shortbread (Ice Box Cookies). So this year I wanted to make ice box cookies with eggnog in them…eggnog is the best. Between the cookie and the icing, these Eggnog Ice Box cookies are bursting with eggnog flavour! Eggnog Ice Box Cookies Ingredients Ice Box Cookie 1 cup butter, at room temperature2 cups sugar1 cup eggnog (I used 2%)5½ cups flour1 tsp baking soda¾ tsp nutmeg Eggnog Icing ¼ cup butter, at room temperature3 cups icing sugar⅓ cup eggnog Instructions In a mixer, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy.Add the icing sugar and eggnog, and mix until smooth.Ice each cookie once they have cooled completely.Optional: Sprinkle with a teeny bit of nutmeg on the cookies for a garnish. Notes

Homemade Samoas | Ramshackle Glam Yeah, that’s right. I made homemade Samoas. OK, so these are a bit more time-consuming to make than your average cookies (there are a few assembly-related steps), but they are so worth it. Plus: how great would these be as Christmas gifts? I found the Samoas recipe on BakingBites; you can also find recipes for Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, and Trefoils. What you need: For the cookies: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract up to 2 tbsp milk For the topping: 3 cups shredded coconut 12-oz good-quality chewy caramels 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp milk 8 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips are ok) What you do: First, the cookies. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Now…the topping! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. (This step is sort of delicate – and can be painful, what with the hot caramel and all – so be careful. 6. 7. How beautiful are these?! Above: Homemade vs.

Perfectly Peanutty! Pretty, peanut butter cookies with just five ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter1/2 cup sugar1 egg4 oz. Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate, melted1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts That’s my kind of recipe! Preheat oven to 325. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg until well blended.Refrigerate for 30 minutes.Remove and roll mixture into 18 balls.Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.Flatten each ball by using a fork to make a criss-cross pattern. Bake 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Melt chocolate.Dip one end of cookie into melted chocolate and then dip into chopped peanuts. And enjoy! Now that you have something to chew on, don’t forget that you have until August 31st to enter the Nickelodeon Giveaway. S'mores Cookies These cookies are every bit as delicious as they look. You may have noticed that I have been in a s'mores kick lately. First with the cookie dough pops, then with these cookies. I also plan to make additional s'mores themed treats this weekend. I saw a version of s'mores cookies on Make and Bake and became immediately intrigued. S'mores Cookiesadapted from Make and Bake 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 dash of cinnamon 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 cups miniature chocolate chips1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows2 Hershey bars, choppedPreheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and dash of cinnamon. Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

Homemade Oreos Fact #1: I made Oreos. I didn’t think it was possible, either. Fact #2: They tasted just like the real ones.. on crack. So much better. So. Much. Fact #3: They are extraordinarily better for your body than those blue plastic wrapped gems. Fact #4: You will become 700 times more popular if you bring a batch of these to school/work/anywhere else where humans congregate. Sorry about all the paparazzi. Falling short in the friends department? Just kidding.. obviously Oreos. From Smitten Kitchen Makes 25 to 30 sandwich cookies For the chocolate wafers: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) room-temperature, unsalted butter 1 large egg For the filling: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) room-temperature, unsalted butter 1/4 cup vegetable shortening 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Set two racks in the middle of the oven. Jordana

New York Cheesecake Cookies Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.In a large bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter with the brown sugar using an electric hand mixer. Add the egg white and beat until well combined. Add to the graham cracker crumbs and blend until just combined.In a separate medium bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese with the granulated sugar, egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla until well combined. Set aside.Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and place on a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet. (If you do not have an ice scoop, then measure out the dough into scoops of about 2 tablespoons.)

Kevin & Amanda Secret Ingredient Christmas Cookies These secret-ingredient cookies are insanely delicious, perfect for Christmas, and are sure to have everyone trying to guess the secret ingredient at cookie swaps! :) It may be a little early to start talking about Christmas cookies, but honestly, these cookies are amazing any time of year! For me, Christmas means these cinnamon-toasted candied pecans. I love nuts (especially when they’re candied) but I can’t stand nuts in my cookies!! What happened next are these decadent, Brown Butter, Cinnamon Toasted Pecan, Oatmeal Snickerdoodles. I am so, so thrilled with how these cookies came out. They were a huge hit with my friends and neighbors. You’ve got to try these at least once. :) Put these on your cookie to-do list! Here’s how I made them. The first step is to brown the butter. Browning butter is so easy. And that’s it! The next step is to toast the pecans. Place the nuts in a large skillet over medium heat. Immediately transfer the nuts to the bowl of a food processor. Oh mama mia. 1.

Pie Pops Alber Elbaz speaks about “lightness” during interviews before his collections. I think his summation of what women need seems pretty accurate. Yes, we need lightness/ease/mobility. I love the way Elbaz makes clothes. His Lanvin spring 2008 collection made me cry. I like lightness. The different flavors. Cinnamon, Sugar, cornstarch, these three were the main ingredients used to hype the filling. I made blackberry filling with just sugar and cornstarch. I label all my homemade jams and fillings. With the same lolipop stick, I’ve sealed the pie, making indents all around the pop. Very crucial to slather egg whites on pie exterior. Blackberry Apple. Pumpkin Pies to go. In case you’re into saving desserts, this is fridge friendly too. <a onclick="javascript:pageTracker.

Snickers Cookies + Party Punch Recipes #SpookyCelebrations These Snickers Cookies and Halloween Punch recipes were created as part of a sponsored campaign for Collective Bias and their client. Seasonal baking isn’t really my thing. I love looking through the fun and adorable recipes, but I don’t have the patience to bring most of them to life. I can’t even figure out how to frost a cupcake and make it pretty, so I like to stick with cookies. If you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve more than likely noticed that Halloween baking and candy aisles. These Snickers cookies could easily be adapted to use other candy bars. Snickers Cookies Steps Chilling the dough is key in this recipe and guarantees a fluffy, chewy cookie. Snickers Cookies Makes 2 dozen cookies. Ingredients 2⅛ cups all-purpose flour½ teaspoon table salt½ teaspoon baking soda12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) butter, melted and cooled1 cup packed light brown sugar½ cup granulated sugar1 large egg1 large egg yolk2 teaspoons vanilla1 cup crushed Snickers bars Instructions Party Punch Ingredients

Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies Certain things happen when you bake cookies that taste like muffins. Cookies become breakfast food. Midnight snacks too. You pass them off as two servings of fruit. You sleep-eat cookies. You closet-eat cookies. They somehow disappear. You weep. Face, meet cookies. Few things in this house bring excitement like a soft, fluffy cookie filled with bursting, plump blueberries. Yeah. Who wants a cookie? Brown Sugar Blueberry Cookies makes 12-15+ cookies 1 stick butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon milk 3/4 cup fresh blueberries Preheat oven to 375. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Remove dough from fridge and roll into 1 1/2 inch balls or scoop out with an ice cream scooper. Cookies > muffins.

Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel Cookies with Sea Salt Happy Birthday to ME! Today is my 28th birthday and I am ready to party:) I have the day off and I plan on enjoying every minute of my special day. My handsome hubs is taking me out to a nice sushi dinner tonight. I am not a big cake fan so for my birthday we are celebrating with COOKIES! These cookies are very chocolaty. The caramel melted throughout the cookies while baking. Make a batch for your weekend Super Bowl bash or whip up a batch for your special Valentine next week…or just make them because they are really good and it is my birthday:) I hope you will all celebrate with me! It is also Nutella Day-yahoo!