Triple Chip Mudslide cookies

Triple chip Mudslide cookies

These are a wonderful cookie – fudgy, soft and made with three kinds of chips – semisweet, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. They stayed nice and puffy too, which I love. Flat cookies are not my bag.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. (Don’t directly pour from the bag into the measuring cup). I recommend chilling the scooped out dough for a few hours to prevent cookies from spreading. I also recommend you preheat your oven to 325 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions – in a bowl, combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, yolk, and vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips. Blend in dry ingredients. (You may need to use your hands to mix it all together if your mixer can’t get it done. Stir in chips. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and roll into balls. Chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 325 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Stagger cookies on sheet. Bake 11 minutes (no longer). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

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Triple chip olive oil cookies

Another chocolate chip cookie recipe for you. These feature semisweet, white and milk chocolate chips. I used olive oil instead of butter.

Scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Once you add the dry ingredients, you may want to use your hands to mix the dough. Also use your hands when you mix in the chips.

If you decide to chill the dough, I recommend scooping the mounds of dough out first. It will be difficult to scoop out chilled dough. I am a big believer in chilling cookie dough to keep cookies puffy.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – mix olive oil, sugar and brown sugar. Stir in egg, yolk and water. Blend in dry ingredients, using your hands. Mix in chips, using your hands. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and form tall mounds. Chill. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheer with parchment paper. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (you will see golden patches on top). Store in covered container.

Perfectly puffy!

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XL milk chocolate chip cookies with ground macadamia nuts

To occupy my time before the Bills game tomorrow, I decided to bake a couple of things. Three to be exact, for Damar Hamlin, who continues to recover after a cardiac arrest event during a game on January 2nd. These are milk chocolate chip cookies with ground macadamia nuts. Not sure why I decided to grind them up (with my old school nutgrinder), but I did. These are pretty big cookies. I used 1/2 cup scoops of dough and chilled them overnight so they did not spread out too much.

Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. Chill your dough. And preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so the stove cycles to the right temp. Also, do not overcook these. They will seem doughy, but will firm up and be ok after they cool. Or if you eat them warm, is there anything wrong with gushy cookies?

  • Ingredients list
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • Finely ground macadamia nuts (opt)

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips and ground nuts. Scoop out 1/2 cups of dough and roll into balls. Chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on prepared sheets. Bake 11 to 15 minutes. I did mine for 13 and a half. Cool completley. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you make these, let me know how they turn out. Wishing you a day filled with peace and joy. #gobills

Reese’s stuffed cake mix cookies

Reese’s stuffed cake mix cookies

I am bringing in 3 treats to work tomorrow, in honor of the Bills 3 point win over the Dolphins today. 3 has been quite significant recently for the Bills with Damar Hamlin and his miraculous recovery. Plenty to clean up for Buffalo moving forward, but a win is a win. Onto the divisional round.

These Reese’s stuffed cake mix cookies are super simple – a cake mix, water, vegetable oil, one egg, and Reese’s or oreos or other candy to stuff them with. I do recommend preheating your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. And bake no longer than 10 minutes.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cake mix (I used chocolate)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Reese’s pb cups, unwrapped

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl, combine cake mix, egg, water, and vegetable oil. Mix well. If you feel the dough is too dry. Add more water, one tbs at a time. Scoop out 2 tbs dough. Divide equally into two pieces. Lightly flatten each half. On one flatted half, place one peanut butter cup

Place other flattened piece of dough on top. Make sure dough completely covers reeses. Stagger on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container

Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful day, filled with peace and joy. Go Bills!

Brownie smores cookies

Brownie smores cookies

For NFL Super Wildcard weekend, I felt a big time cookie was needed. I saw some marshmallows in my cabinet and thought smores cookies would work. I used a basic chocolate chip cookie dough base. To one half I added cocoa and graham cracker crumbs to the other. And I topped them with marshmallow halves. I suppose I could have just made it all graham cracker or all chocolate for the base, but would they still be a “super” cookie? Probably, but I love to take things up a notch.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into measuring cup so you get the correct amount. I did not chill this batch and they spread out quite a bit, so next time I will chill them to help prevent that. Also preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so the oven cycles to the right temp.

And one last thing – Go Bills.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 graham cracker sheets, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 12 Large marshmallows, cut in half

These make 12 good size cookies

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour and baking soda. Divide dough in half. To one half, add baking cocoa and blend well. To the other half, mix in graham cracker crumbs, then chocolate chips. Scoop out 2 tbs of chocolate dough, top with a scoop of 2 tbs graham cracker dough. Chill.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Stagger cookies. Bake 10 minutes. Remove and place 2 marshmallow halves on top. Bake 4 more minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping today. Hope you have a wonderful day, filled with peace and joy. Remember to be kind and show compassion to others. We are all fighting a battle daily, some are more difficult than others.

Go Bills!

Black and White/Half Moon cookies

Black and white / half moon cookies

I was looking to make something different after a steady trend of baking chocolate chip cookies and brownies. So I went through my recipes and came across one of the black and white/ half moon cookies in my collection. I have no idea why some people call them half moon and others black and white.

This one uses Greek yogurt or sour cream instead of buttermilk or milk. They were pretty thick and did not spread out much at all. It’s probably because I chilled the dough. So the first 2 batches I made are tiny (using 1/2 cup dough), and the other two are much larger and more like traditional bw cookies, courtesy of me combining two dough mounds (1/2 cup dough) and flattening them.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups crisco
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbs cornstarch syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 4 1/2 cups flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions – cream butter, crisco and sugar. Add eggs, corn syrup and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients, then greek yogurt or sour cream. Using floured hands, scoop out 1/4 cups of dough and flatten. Chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so it cycles to the right temp. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on prepared sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs corn syrup
  • 4 tbs hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
  • 4 tbs unsweetened baking cocoa

Directions – in a bowl, combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and hot water. Divide frosting in half. To one half of frosting – add melted chocolate and cocoa powder. Add another tbs of hot water.

Frost cookies flat side up

Flip cookies over, flat side up. On one half of cookie, spread chocolate frosting. On other half, spread vanilla frosting. Let set. Store in covered container.

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Easy chocolate snowball cookies

Chocolate snowball cookies

These are simple and will satisfy any sweet tooth. They use a sugar cookie mix (17.5 oz), flour, baking cocoa, an egg and butter. I stuffed some with hershey kisses.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 sugar cookie mix (17.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Hershey kisses, if you want stuffed cookies
Cookie monster at it again!

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. In a bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, egg, flour, baking cocoa and vanilla. Mix in chips. Scoop out 1 to 2 tbs cookie dough and roll into a ball. You can leave them plain or stuff them with kisses. Place on prepared sheet. Bake 10 minutes (no longer). Immediately after removing from oven, Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely. Sprinkle with more powdered sugar. Store in covered container.

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Chocolate stuffed cookies

Chocolate stuffed cookies

In an effort to use up our remaining Halloween candy (Rob bought 24 bags, but we only used 15), I opted for a stuffed cookie. These are chocolate and use melted chocolate chips in the batter. Half of these are stuffed with Reese’s peanut butter cups, the other half with oreos. We have a lot of oreos around too, plus not everyone loves peanut butter. So people can tell the difference, I placed 3 white chocolate chips on the top of the oreo stuffed cookies.

Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I chilled these overnight to keep the dough from. Spreading too much. Preheat yourboven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so your oven cycles to the right temp. Don’t bake these longer than 10 to 12 minutes because the bottoms will burn. These will firm up after you take them out of the oven.

  • Ingredients list
  • 10 tbs butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Blend in melted chocolate. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Scoop out 2 to 3 tbs of dough and evenly divide in half. Slightly flatten each half.

On one half, place a peanut butter cup or oreo

Top with remaining flattened half of cookie dough

Seal edges to completley cover oreo or peanut butter cup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes (no longer or else the bottoms could burn)

Cool completely and store in covered container.

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Small batch, XL Peanut butter cookies

XL Peanut Butter cookies topped with melted hershey kisses

It is rainy and windy here today, so I am baking more cookies (in addition to steak pizziaola), as we watch hockey. Instead of putting a Hersey kiss on top to make peanut blossoms, I melted a bunch of Hersey kisses and out that on top of the cookies instead.

Cookie monster!

A couple of notes about these cookies – I used a mix of cake flour and all purpose flour. If you don’t have cake flour, you make make it by adding 1/2 tbs of cornstarch to 1/2 cup flour and soft together. Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I froze the cookie mounds for 30 minutes to help prevent spreading. I preheated the oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. I did not cook these longer than 13 minutes. I did not want them to get too done and dry out.

These make 5 really big cookies. You can double the recipe and make 10 if you want.

  • Ingredients list
  • 12 cup butter, cold, grated with a cheese grater or cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup flour

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Blend in dry ingredients. Divide evenly into 5 pieces of dough and roll into tall mounds. Roll each in sugar. Freeze at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper, place 5 cookies on it, leaving room between each because cookies spread. Bake 10 to 13 minutes. No longer than 13 minutes. Cool completely.

Topping – in a bowl, combine 20 unwrapped hershey kisses with 1 tsp vegetable oil. Microwave in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Spoon on top of cooled cookies. Store in covered container.

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Mini chocolate chip cutouts

I hope you can tell this is a Christmas tree

For my first cutout cookies of the season, I opted for a mini chocolate chip recipe and tossed in a few mini m&ms. I like my cookies thick, so these spread out a little more than I prefer. I will try to tweak the recipe to see if I can remedy that. I do recommend mini chocolate chips because the dough is easier to cut with cookie cutters.

These are very old, yet I can’t part with them!

I made my cutouts into cookie sandwiches because I am a terrible decorator. I use a simple vanilla and /or chocolate frosting.

A gingerbread man
Flip the gingerbread man upside down and you have a reindeer

Notes – remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. If you chill the dough, take it out a few hours before so it is easier to roll. And preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so your oven cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini m&ms (or you can use another cup of mini chips)

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. In a bowl, cream butter, crisco, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and salt. Blend in yolks. Fold in flour. Dough may take a while to come together. Add a tbs or 2 or water if you want to help blend dough. Mix in chips and m&ms. On a floured surface, roll and cut. Place on your prepared cookie sheet. Bake one sheet at a time, for ten minutes. Cool completley.

Frosting – combine 2 tbs butter (melted), with 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbs milk, 1 tsp vanilla. You can add more milk or powdered sugar to get the texture you want. I added green food coloring

These are a Christmas tree, Santa’s ans stockings
A stocking sandwich cookie.

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