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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ The perfect after school treat or a pre workout boost. Either way, get in my belly, right now, all of you ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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:ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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!

Cookie in a Cupย 

yuuuummmmm seriously. No further typing is necessary. Want a quick homemade cookie? Here you go…

What you will need:

Microwave safe cup or mug

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of salt
1 tablespoon whisked egg
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Chocolate chunks or chips. As many as you want!

In your microwave safe cup, melt the butter  in microwave for about 35 seconds. Then add the sugars, vanilla, salt and whisked egg and mix well. Then add flour and chocolate and stir until everything is combined. Microwave on high for about 1 minute. Let cool but best served warm. Enjoy!

Lemon Cookies

It’s a rainy, stormy day here in Chicago. It makes me so tired but spring is finally here! Very refreshing. We need the rain. I decided to bake some cookies (of course) to help with the boredom. I actually had the dough prepared in the fridge so all I had to do was slice and bake.ย They are so easy and delicious! I have a feeling these will be my summer cookie. Great to bring to a bbq or pool party or other summer fun things. Yay for lemons.ย ย Let’s bake some cookies…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet(s) lined with parchment paper

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar
Zest from 1 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
14 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temp
2 large egg yolks

For the glaze:ย 

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Note:ย This dough needs to be refrigerated at least 4 hours so plan accordingly!

To make the dough:

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and lemon zest with a fork. This will make a beautiful lemon sugar. Smells so good!

In a large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat butter with the lemon sugar until creamy and smooth. Add in the egg yolks and beat until incorporated. Add in flour mixture and beat until just starting to clump together. Divide the dough in half and place each half on plastic wrap. Form rectangle logs, about 6 inches long like I did here…

And then cover with the plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

When you’re ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Cut refrigerated cookie dough onto 1/4 inch rectangles, like so..

Bake for 13-17 minutes, depending on how soft or crunchy you want them. Let cool completely on a wire rack before glazing.

To make the glaze:

In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle over cookies! I used a ziplock bag with a small hole cut in it but you can just use a spoon. Let the glaze harden for an hour before storing in an airtight container. Enjoy!