Christmas Shortbread Cookies

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Happy holidays everyone! Christmas sure did sneak up on us, didn’t it! It’s a week away! To kick off the baking season, I did these super simple, melt in your mouth shortbread cookies. They are so delicious and perfect for a cookie exchange because you can decorate them however you want with sprinkles or dip in chocolate and then they look like different cookies! So quick and easy to make, I hope you like these as much as I do!

So, go start your ovens, blast some Christmas music and let’s bake!

Note: You can easily double this recipe and store the dough in plastic wrap for later use. Also note that you should refrigerate the dough for a bit to make it more manageable so allow that extra time when you start baking.

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter at room temp
3/4 cup powdered sugar
Sprinkles, chocolate or other decorations of your choice.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour and cornstarch. In another largeΒ  bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Slowly add in the flour mixture until dough is formed. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Roll dough in hands by tablespoonfull and drop on prepared cookie sheet. Press with fork dipped in powdered sugar so it won’t stick. Add sprinkles if using. Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool a bit on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store covered in the fridge or at room temp. Enjoy!

Cinnamon White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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What?! Two cookie recipes back to back? Yes!! Another rainy day calls for more cookies which calls for more baking. We loved the bourbon cookies so much that my son and I decided to make something similar with no booze. He loves white chocolate so much more than milk or semi sweet chocolate so these were the best booze-free cookie we thought of! They taste like a graham cracker dipped in vanilla frosting. So yummy πŸ™‚ And of course, if you are willing fall like everyone else I know, or want to have the perfect after school cookie snack for your kids, then look no further! This cookie has it all.

Go turn on your ovens and let’s bake some cinnamony goodness!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 oz. white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, corn starch, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfulls and bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow to cool 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy! Store covered at room temp.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

My oh my… these cookies are GOOD! They are so perfect I don’t even know where to begin! They are thick and chewy and gooey and give you energy! What more can you ask for from a cookie? These definitely won’t last long in my house πŸ˜‰ The perfect after school treat or a pre workout boost. Either way, get in my belly, right now, all of you πŸ™‚

Ok, ok I’ll calm down. Go get your aprons on and start your ovens. This dough does not need any chill time!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet but you can use whatever you like)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk together the flour, oats and baking soda and set aside. In another large bowl, beat butter and both sugars until creamy. Add peanut butter, eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Place on cookie sheet by rounded tablespoons and bake for about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy!

Snickerdoodles

Need an easy recipe for a dessert RIGHT NOW? Here it is! You probably already have all of these ingredients and the dough doesn’t need any chilling time! Yay!

These cookies are the perfect treat with your afternoon coffee or tea OR as an addition to your holiday cookie plate πŸ˜‰

So… let’s get started making the BEST and EASIEST Snickerdoodle!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons sugar (for rolling)
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon (for rolling)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and beat until combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined.

In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!

Note: Makes about 4 dozen cookies so feel free to halve this recipe. Store covered at room temp.

Birthday Cake Batter Cookies


These are the BEST birthday cookies ever! Seriously, if you’re celebrating someones first birthday or their 100th, these are the perfect cookie treat! I love me some cake but you can’t beat that birthday cake taste in cookie form πŸ™‚ Serve these alongside a cake and you’ve got the best of both worlds! Oh, AND you can even go to Cold Stone Creamery and get some Birthday Cake ice cream and then you’re REALLY set!

So, go get those sprinkles and let’s bake some cookies…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup vanilla boxed cake mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sprinkles

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cake mix and baking soda. Set aside. In another large bowl, or bowl of your electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well incorporated. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in both chocolate chips and then the sprinkles.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place chilled cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack. Tip:Β Before transferring to a wire rack, I added a few more chocolate chips to the tops of each cookie to give them some more oomph πŸ™‚

Enjoy! And Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating!

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Skillet Cookie

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make a skillet cookie! Seriously. I’ve always wanted make one because they look so awesome! And now I know they taste awesome and are super easy. So, if you need/want to impress someone special this Valentine’s Day, make a skillet cookie and throw in some red M&M’s. Done. You’ll have yourself a lover for life.

So… Let’s go make a skillet cookie!

What you will need:

10-12 inch oven-safe skillet
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Dash of salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&M’s

Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add in both sugars and beat until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in vanilla and eggs on medium/high speed.

Slowly add in the flour mixture until dough is formed. Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M’s. Spray the skillet with a non-stick spray. Pour in the cookie dough, even it out and smooth the top. Tip– I just sprayed my fingers with non-stick spray and smoothed out the dough.

Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes on a wire rack before digging in! Enjoy!

Look at that yummy goodness πŸ™‚

 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve already made 2 batches of these cookies in like a week and a half. They are so easy to make and even more easy to eat! I could name these brownie cookies because they really do taste like a brownie in cookie form. So soft and chewy and oh so chocolatey! So go get your aprons on! And let’s bake some cookies…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 overflowing cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips (I like using mini in this recipe, but feel free to use whatever size chip you want)

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter, oil and sugar until nice and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Press down slightly on each cookie. Bake for about 9 minutes. Let rest a minute on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!