Archive for the ‘Cookies’ Category

  • Lemon Jell-O Gem Cookies

    Mar 1, 13 • Helen • Cookies, Sweet TreatsNo CommentsRead More »
    Lemon Jell-O Gem Cookies

    Colored sugar crystals will make your Jell-O cookies a bit of not-so-hidden treasure!

  • Pink Lemonade Sprinkles Cake Mix Cookies

    Pink Lemonade Sprinkles Cake Mix Cookies

    It's quick and easy to whip up these pretty and tasty Valentine's Day Pink Lemonade Sprinkles Cake Mix Cookies! Great for sharing!

  • I “Heart” Valentine’s Day Jell-O Cookies

    I “Heart” Valentine’s Day Jell-O Cookies

    A new take on favorite recipe - put a little "heart" into your Jell-O cookies!

  • Ho Ho Ho…Merry Christmas Jello Cookies

    Ho Ho Ho…Merry Christmas Jello Cookies

    Ho, ho, ho…Merry Christmas Jell-O Cookies!  For the past year the most visited and pinned post on my blog has been my ever-popular Jell-O Cookies.  We’re at 92,000+ pins and that has been amazing!  Sharing the recipe I had acquired in my early married days has been a lot of fun.  But I have been adapting the ingredients a bit, tweaking it to accommodate the supplies I have on hand, making it more appealing visually and amping up the flavor.  So, since Jell-O cookies were part of my holiday cookie baking this year, I’ve decided to share the updated info. First, rather than make you go back to revisit the first posted recipe, I’ll just repeat it…with the changes, of course! Ho Ho Ho…Merry Christmas Jell-O Cookies (* indicates changes – this is for one batch, one color at a time!) *3/4 cup butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar *1/2 cup Jell-O ( I used raspberry and lime flavor – I buy the big restaurant size now so that I can add just a little extra to the 3oz amount in the small package of Jell-O. ) Cream the above ingredients.  Add: 2 eggs *1 teaspoon lemon extract Cream the eggs and lemon extract into the sugar mixture.  Add: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Gel or paste food color – I don’t need it for the raspberry…the color is

  • Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Jul 31, 12 • Helen • Baking, Cookies, Recipes, Sweet TreatsNo CommentsRead More »
    Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

      Last week, on our trip up to Utah, we stopped for the night at Jake’s house.  As per Tom’s request, Jake treated us to one of his specialties…Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies!  They are soooooo delicious!  Lower in fat than many of our other recipes, the banana adds a delightful flavor that makes it hard to stop eating.  Tom had wanted some for the trip, which Jake kindly obliged us with, but he made enough for us to pick up a few on the trip home to take home and share with Mike.  The cookies are so good that I asked Jake for the recipe.  He didn’t answer me in the affirmative, so I assumed that it was “top secret”…no problem, I didn’t mind.  But I hadn’t gotten my fill of banana cookies, so I determined that I would go with the minor info he had given me and begin my experiment.  You know what?  My first attempt was a winner!  Here’s the recipe. Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (How many bananas?  It depends on size - I used 2 1/2 bananas) 2 large eggs 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup white granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 4 1/2 cups flour 1 – 12oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips  In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and

  • Sprinkle Cake Cookies

    Jul 1, 12 • Helen • Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Recipes, Sweet Treats9 CommentsRead More »
    Sprinkle Cake Cookies

    For a quick batch of really delicious, colorful cookies, the journey starts with a white cake mix!

  • Cookie Brownie Candy Bar

    Cookie Brownie Candy Bar

      Is it a cookie?  A brownie?  A candy bar?  Well, sort of, if you consider a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup a candy bar.  For the sake of naming the treat, I’m going to consider it such…a Cookie Brownie Candy Bar! I would definitely call this a fully loaded piece of pure delight!   Three treats in one.  I tried, but I couldn’t figure out something cute to call it, so Cookie Brownie Candy Bar will just have to do!   It follows along with one of those new-fangled “hidden” treats inside a treat, and I am especially fond of anything with brownies involved!  Recently, I’ve made the Oreo Stuffed Cupcakes and the Oreo Stuffed Brownie  – those are both delicious!   But that’s one of the hazards of blogging…on to something different. When wandering around the web, I saw where someone had pressed chocolate chip cookie dough in the bottom of a brownie tin, placed a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, top side down, onto the dough and then added brownie batter over the top.  I meant to pin the idea, but I got distracted and then I couldn’t find it.  Don’t you hate it when you do that?  I remembered that it used 1 1/2 pre-cut cookie squares, but I wasn’t sure about the temperature and how long to bake them…blah!  Time for testing!  So here’s the skinny on the not so skinny, but easy to make treat.

  • Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies

    Apr 23, 12 • Helen • Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Sweet Treats1 CommentRead More »
    Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies

    Recipes are best when shared, especially when friends share something super yummy and it comes with samples!  Our family has a few deep, dark secrets…family recipe secrets, that is, that a certain one of my children (you know who you are) don’t like to share, so I am really excited when I ask a friend for a recipe and they will actually give it to me!  Sometimes it comes with a story, usually anecdotal, that makes the recipe more fun.  Thanks for the samples, Jeremy and thanks for typing up the recipe and sending it to me, Mandy! Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies 1/2 cus unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Dry ingredients: 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks Heat the waffle iron.  In a  large bowl, whisk the butter and sugars until smooth.  Whisk in the egg and vanilla.  Sir in flour, baking soda, and salt; finish by stirring in the chocolate chips.  Coat the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray.  Use a tablespoon to portion out a cookie onto each waffle square.  Close the iron and cook until they begin to brown, about 1 1/2 to 3 minutes.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack  to cool; repeat

  • Easter Treats

    Easter Treats

    Have you ever watched little kids dish up food at a buffet and think to yourself, “They will never be able eat all that!”?  I always have big plans, bigger than I seem to have the energy to accomplish.  Last week I was busy making desserts for our family Easter gathering, mostly recipes or ideas that I found on Pinterest: Easter pastels dipped Golden Oreos…I used the leftover candy melts from the cake pops that I made…super easy! Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats.  Yep…they were good enough to make again!  Since I was trying to make desserts with things I had on hand, I opted to make Oreo Surprise Cupcakes…I was short on the supplies to make them minty. I was a little short on time and had a ”lack of equipment” failure, but they were delicious!  I will make these again.  I also made cake pops, but ran out of time to take pictures.  Megan and I made two batches…one with devil’s food cake and one with white cake.  The chocolate ones were dipped in different candy melts and topped with graham cracker crumbs and crunched itty bitty marshmallows (the kind that go into hot chocolate) OR crunched up Reese’s Pieces.  The white were plain with swizzled  chocolate of a different color…sorry, no pictures of those.  It was hard enough to take the above pictures at my brother and sister-in-laws, but

  • Jell-O Cookies

    Mar 19, 12 • Helen • Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Recipes, Sweet Treats153 CommentsRead More »
    Jell-O Cookies

    Light and fruity, these cookies are sure to bring a smile!

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