Using leftover Halloween candy

Chocolate stuffed cookies

Someone left a whole bag of extra Halloween candy in our green room at work, so I took it. And I used the peanut butter cups to stuff in chocolate cookies. I have to figure out what to do with the heath bars and whoppers.

Our oven is on it’s way out, but it’s under warranty, so we are getting a new one for free. I ordered it,so I hope our current oven lasts until the new one is delivered. Baking has been an adventure the last 2 plus months!

Remember to spoon your flour and baking cocoa from your container into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I like to chill the individually stuffed cookies for at least a few hours. Also, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so it gets to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • 5 tbs Crisco
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Leftover Halloween candy!
Added a peanut butter chip on top

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. I another bowl, cream sugar, Crisco and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in melted chocolate. Fold in dry ingredients. Scoop out 2 tbs dough and cover a piece pf leftover Halloween candy. Chill at least a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on the sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Oreo is another stuffed cookie option

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with love, happiness and peace.

Stuffed cake mix cookies

Stuffed cake mix cookies (you can see the brownie peaking through)

These are a super easy treat, guaranteed to wow anyone! I used brownies to stuff these cookies. And I cut them in 2 inch squares. You can also use Oreos, mini candy bars, etc. I used a white cake mix, but feel free to mix it up. These cookies can be made in no time!

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cake mix, any flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 to 4 tbs water
  • Oreos, cut up brownies, mini candy bars etc
These are magical! The brownie is peaking through!

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl, combine cake mix, egg, oil and enough water so the dough comes together and you can work with it. Scoop out 1 1/2 tbs dough, slightly flatten. Place an oreo/brownie Square, mini candy on top. Scoop out another 1 1/2 tbs dough, slightly flatten. Place on top of oreo/brownie Square, mini candy etc. Mould dough around it. Scatter on a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Bake 10 minutes. They will seem undercooked, but should be light golden on the bottom. Cool completley.

Monster size chocolate chip cookies

Now,that’s a cookie!

You may want to schedule an extra workout session, run or walk before eating one of THESE chocolate chip cookies to burn off the extra calories. To say they are large is an understatement! Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, so instead of having two or 3, just have one of these and call it a day! These use a mix of cake flour and all purpose flour. If you don’t have cake flour, you can make it by sifting 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour with 1 1/2 tbs cornstarch. Also, I was in a rush and only had cold butter to work with, so I used a cheese grater to shred it so I could work with it quickly.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, cold, grated with a cheese grater
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream grated cold butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and yolks. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Divide dough evenly into thirds. Then divide each third in half. Then, divide each remaining dough pieces in half. There are your 12 cookies., pile dough into mounds. Chill at least a few hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees fpr 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, bake 10 to 12 minutes. There will be light golden spots on top. Cool on sheets completely. Do not be like my husband and grab one while it is still hot. 😳 store in covered container.

When it comes to cookies, the bigger, the better!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s day!

Happy Valentine’s day! This is a heart shaped fudgy brownie topped with milk chocolate ganache. I know, my decorating skills are not good, but I tried. 😁

This recipe is super simple. You can add cut up candy in the batter or in top,of the ganache or frostinf if you want as well. If ganache (which honestly, is just a fancy word for melted chocolate with heavy cream), is not your thing, you can leave the brownies plain, sprinkle with powdered sugar or use whatever frosting you want. I used one my two heart shaped cake pans, but you can them in an 8 or 9 inch Square cake pan. Remember to spoon your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup to get the correct amount. Also preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking, to get your oven to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp chocolate or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a baking pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. Combine butter and sugar. Add cocoa. Blend in eggs, beating one at a time. Mix in extract. Fold in flour and salt. Blend in chips. Spread into pan. Mixture will be thick. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted,in center comes out with a few crumbs. Cool completley.

  • Ganache ingedients
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)

Directions – heat cream in a microwave safe bowl for 45 seconds. Pour over chips. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir smooth. Pour over brownies. let ganache set. Store in covered container.

❤❤❤❤

Sunday cookies

“I am nervous and we still have 3 hours to kickoff” cookies

As I continue to lose my mind with more than 3 hours to kickoff for the Bills-Chiefs game, I made cookies because I needed something to do. I made these using a sugar cookie mix, threw in some peanut butter, valentine red m&ms, and mini chocolate chips. Some are stuffed with oreos, others with a Reese’s peanut butter Cup. These will be victory Monday cookies if the Bills win, if not they, sadly, will merely be cookies.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 sugar cookie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup m&ms
  • 1/2 cup mini chips
  • Oreos, peanut butter cups

Directions- combine sugar cookie mix, egg, water, and butter. Blend in peanut butter. Mix in candy and chocolate chips. Scoop out 2 tbs dough and divide in half. Flatten one half, place oreo/reese’s on top. Flatten other half and place on top of oreo/reese’s. Seal edges. Chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 375 for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies will seem a little underdone. They should be lightly golden on the bottom. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Go Bills!