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!
Banana Cream Cookies This house needs an intervention. We (Mr & Mrs Dessert For Two) are addicted to work. We lack the ability to sit still, relax and take it easy. We did watch a football game or two, but we were up during the commercial breaks working on something. It has got to stop. Luckily, this weekend we’re headed to Chicago for a little getaway. I made these cookies last weekend because I had a craving for a banana cream pie and banana pudding. Banana Cream Cookies Makes 5 cookie sandwiches Ingredients For the Vanilla Wafers: ½ cup flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ⅛ teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened ¼ cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons heavy cream For the banana cream: ¼ cup cold heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 small very ripe banana, smashed Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°.
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
Mini M&M's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Mini M&M’S® Cookies & $250 Visa Gift Card Giveaway Mini M&M’S® Cookies, fun bite size cookies that make a great after school snack! It’s back to school time! I know I will cry like a baby when Caleb is old enough to go to school, but I do look forward to him coming home and telling me about his day. I picture us sitting at the table talking, laughing, working on homework, and enjoying cookies and milk. We have a few years until it’s homework time and back to school for our little pea, but I made Mini M&M’S® Cookies anyways. These Mini M&M’S® Cookies are almost too cute to eat! I used M&M’S MINIS® to make the cookies extra special. I am normally not a cookie dough girl. I rolled the dough into teaspoons and baked the cookies until they were slightly golden brown around the edges. Cookie perfection! And now for some fun news! Mini M&M'S® Cookies Yield: 6 dozen cookiesPrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 8 minutes Soft mini chocolate chip cookies with colorful M&M'S MINIS®.
chocolate chip cookie comparison Everyone is always talking about what the best chocolate chip cookie recipe is. Last year, it seemed like everyone was making the Best Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie. A few months ago, Cooks Illustrated’s Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie was all the rage. These days, people are testing out the New York Times recommendation to chill the dough for 36 hours before baking. Until recently, I stayed out of this discussion. But eventually, curiosity got the best of me. Because, let’s face it, just about all chocolate chip cookies are good (and certainly the ones I was making would be), Dave and I decided we would need to do side-by-side comparisons to discern differences between the recipes. I wanted to publish this entry with conclusive results. But I just don’t think it’s going to happen. Regarding the overnight rest – it certainly doesn’t hurt, and I find it pretty convenient actually. My favorite was Alton Brown’s The Chewy. We were also very fond of the New York Times recipe.
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.
Two-Bite Strawberry Hand Pies This post comes to you from damply beautiful Seattle, Washington! Yes, kids, I am in Seattle for BlogHer Food 2012 and not just as an attendee, but I am speaking! I am nervous, but terribly excited, and ready to get the party started! I decided to make the filling for these little pies fairly rich. Two-Bite Strawberry Hand Pies Author: Kelly Jaggers Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 30 For the crust:2½ cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons fresh grated orange zest2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cubed and chilled3-6 tablespoons ice waterFor the filling:2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar¼ teaspoon cornstarch½ teaspoon vanilla½ cup diced fresh strawberriesFor garnish:1 egg, beaten well⅓ cup coarse sanding sugar Begin by making the crust. To assemble the pies begin by placing a heaping ½ teaspoon of the filling into the center of 30 of the dough circles. Enjoy!
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.)
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