Celebratory blondies

Go Bills!

In honor of the Bills 21 point win over the defending Super Bowl champion Rams, I felt a celebratory treat was in order. Rob suggested blondies, so here they are.

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so it cycles to the right temp. Also, spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. If you pour the flour directly into the measuring cup, it gets packed in and you actually wind up with too much flour and your treats could be dry. A grave offense.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. In a bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Fold in flour. Mix in 1 cup chips. Press evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chips on top of dough and lightly press into dough. Bake 20-25 minutes. Bars will be light golden around edges. Cool completely and cut. Store in covered container.

Cookie monster!!!

I am so happy football season is here. We get the Sunday ticket once again for free and I am absolutely thrilled. Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Celebratory fudge

Celebration fudge

I asked Rob what to make to celebrate the Bills week 17 win and he said fudge with Oreo crumbles. Fudge is not something I make very often, so I said “sure.” Thanks to the win and the Ravens loss, the Bills clinched a playoff spot, so here is your celebratory fudge with crushed oreos. Wooooooo!!!

Crushed oreos are just what this fudge needed
  • Ingredients
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 2 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla

In a pan, combine butter, fluff, sugar and evaporated milk. Cook over low heat until butter and fluff and melted, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add chips and vanilla. Stir until melted. Line and 8×8 pan with ton foil,and spray with butter spray. Spread fudge evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos. Let set for a few hours. Cut and store in covered container.

Yum!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with peace,joy and love. And remember to be kind. Your kindness may be just what some person needs. Also – Go Bills! ❤❤

Very Large Chocolate Chip Cookies

Larger cookies mean less time baking!

This recipe is pretty self explanatory. They are very large chocolate chip cookies. I decided to go big in celebration of Rob and I getting our first Pfizer shots. Great experience at CVS overall, topped off by 80s music being played in the store. First song I heard- “The Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera. How I love that song! (And the movie it was in – “Karate Kid 2”) I was (still am actually) a huge fan of a songs in that genre from that decade. Lionel Richie was the best! Anyways, I felt a huge relief after getting the shot.. Like a big step toward the road back to normal. This has been an incredibly difficult past 12 months for so many people. Our light is at the end of the tunnel. Anyways, to celebrate, I present these cookies. Yes, they are large, but if you eat two or three of the small ones, you may as well have a big one!

I subbed one yolk for an egg to make the cookies softer. I also added cornstarch to keep the cookies puffy. If you don’t have cake flour, you can sift together 3 /4 cup flour and 1 tbs cornstarch.

Remember – scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup. Also chill your mounds of dough for at least an hour. And, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking. The oven cycles through various temperatures and gets to the right temp after 20 minutes.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter (cold, I grated with a cheese grater to make it easier to use. You can also chop it into little squares)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add egg and yolk. Blend in dry ingredients. It takes a while to come together. I actually used my hands like I was making meatballs at this point. Fold in chips. Divide dough into 8 equal amounts and form mounds. Chill a few hours. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick,baking liners. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies. Preheat oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Bake 8 to 9 minutes (light golden spots on top). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Remember to be kind. We are all fighting some sort of battle each day.

Victory Monday cookies #1 cake cookies stuffed with chocolate chip cookies

Cake mix cookies stuffed with chocolate chip cookies

So the chocolate chip cookie bars I made yesterday didn’t seem to be enough to bring to work to celebrate the first Bills playoff win in 25 years. So I cut them up into tiny pieces and put some in a cake mix cookie and some in a brownie cookie. And I sprinkled them with powdered sugar, just to be fancy. This is the cake mix cookie recipe.

  • Cake mix cookie ingredients
  • 1 cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tbs water, milk or heavy cream

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. combine ingredients. (I ended up using my hands to make sure everything got mixed together). Scoop out 1/4 cup of dough and divide in half. Flatten one half, top with a chocolate chip cookie. Flatten other half and place on top.

Seal edges. Bake 9 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Go Bills!