Triple chip cookies celebrating the NHL debut of Owen Power!

These cookies are to celebrate the NHL debut of Owen Power, the Sabres top overall pick last year. I’m pretty excited to see him play at the NHL level, after watching him play at Michigan. The Sabres have had a tough go the last few years, but I love our coach and the guys we have now after some moves. I think the team is heading in the right direction. Here’s hoping!

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup crisco
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 1/4 cup bread flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1-2 tbs heavy cream or milk
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, Crisco, butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in pudding mix. Fold in remaining dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. Chill. Preheat oven to 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on sheet (alternating a row of 2, a single dough, a row of 2, a single dough, etc. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely.

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Frosted Crushed oreo milk chocolate chip cookies

Frosted Crushed oreo chocolate chip cookies

So I had a lot of oreos and decided to make two treats with them. These are a chocolate cookie with crushed oreos. These did not flatten out at all,so they look like mounds! Next time I will likely smoosh them a bit to flatten them. would not bake these longer than 10 minutes because they might dry out.

Reminders – scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount. I chilled these for a few hours because I always chill my cookie dough in hopes they do not flatten too much. And, preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 20 oreos, finely ground
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Cream butter, sugar, brown sugar and powdered sugar. Add egg, oil and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Add crushed oreos. Divide dough into 12 even pieces. Chill in fridge a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overtake. Cool completely

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup fluff
  • Heavy cream

Directions – blend butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and fluff. Add enough cream to get the consistency you want. Frost cooled cookies. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you make these let me know how they turn out. And remember, to be kind. We are all battling something and need kindness.

Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake!

Happy Valentine’s Day! A perfect treat for today, or any day, really (provided you love chocolate). A flourless chocolate cake. Super easy to make and my chocolate loving hubby called it the best dessert I ever made!

Tips – preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking, so your oven cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used 60 percent)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Spray an 8 or 9 inch round cake pan with baking spray. Line the bottom of the pan only with parchment paper (I actually traced the pan on the parchment paper to get the right size). In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chips in 40 second incremens until you can stir it smooth. Add sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Fold in cocoa. Spresd into prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes. It may look undercooked, but it is not. Let cool completely.

  • Ganache ingredients
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions – heat cream in a microwave safe bowl for 45 seconds. Pour over chips. Let set for 2 minutes. Stir smooth. Pour over cake. Store in covered container.

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Snowball cookies

Snowball cookies

Sunday’s win was a big one for my beloved Buffalo Bills, so I thought that called for two kinds of victory cookies! These are snowballs cookies. A very soft cookie, not overly sweet, with mini chocolate chips. These are a little bigger than a typical snowball cookie. I use 2 tbs dough.

That cookie monster!

Remember to scoop your flour and powdered sugar from into your measuring cups, as opposed to pouring then directly in. When you pour, the flour and powdered sugar are packed in and you end up with too much, making for a dry cookie. Also, preheat your oven to 375 degrees before baking So your oven cycles to the right temp.

A pile of snowballs!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Extra powdered sugar
Sweet snowballs

Cream butter and powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Blend in flour. Mix in chips. Scoop out 2 tbs dough and roll into a ball. Slightly flatten. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. These do not spread, so you can place 3 across and fit in as many as you’d like on a wheet ( I fit 9 or 12 on a sheet, depending on the size of the cookie sheet). Bake 12 minutes. Sprinkle hot cookies with powdered sugar. Cool completley. Sprinkle with more powdered sugar. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Let me know how these turn out if you make them. Remember to be kind. We all need some kindness each day. This has been a difficult year and a half with the pandemic. Some days are harder than others. The kindness you show someone may be just what they need that day.

Chocolate Oreo cookies

Chocolate Oreo cookies

I have a rather large bag of Oreos to use up, so instead of making different kinds of cookies to stuff, I ground some up and tossed them in these cookies. And they are frosted with a simple vanilla frosting. I used Crisco in these, but softened butter would probably work well too

Finally was able to order our replacement stove today! Yay! It is arriving on Wednesday! It has been a guessing game baking the last two months! At least the treats have all turned out well!

Yum!

Remember to scoop your flour, baking cocoa and powdered sugar from your containers into your measuring cup to get the correct amount. Also preheat your oven to 350 for 20 minutes to get the right temp.

You can always add more frosting
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 powdered sugar
  • 3 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 24 Oreos, finely crushed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions – line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking linerspreheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl, cream Crisco, brown sugar, sugar and powdered sugar. Add oil and egg. Blend in crushed oreos and dry ingredients. Divide dough evenly into 9 large mounds of dough. Bake 9 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tbs heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions – cream butter and powdered sugar. Add cream and vanilla. Frost cookies. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by! I wish you a day of love, peace and joy! Remember to be kind.

This gal has a sweet tooth (but no chocolate, don’t worry)

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

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Week 2 Victory Treats

Oreo fudge topped brownies

The Bills got their first win of the season today in Miami, so victory Monday treats are in order. I went with fudge brownies topped with a fudgy frosting with crushed Oreos. A little over the top for only week 2, but I like to set the bar high.

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking to make sure your oven heats up to the right temperature. Also, spoon your flour from your flour bag into you measuring cup so you get the right amount (and so the same with your baking cocoa)

All that chocolatey goodness!
  • Ingredients
  • 12 tbs butter (1 1 /2 sticks)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 /2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions -preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, heat butter and chocolate chips in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Fold in flour, salt, and baking cocoa. Mix in chips. Mixture will be thick. Press into prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center basically comes out clean. Cool completely.

  • Topping ingredients
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 6 tbs heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 oreos, crushed

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl,melt both kinds of chocolate chips with heavy cream in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Blend in powdered sugar. Fold in Oreos. Frost brownies. Cut into squares. Store in covered container.

Rob, my chief taste tester, decided the brownie needed some marshmallow fluff

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with all good things. And, remember to be kind. The world needs more kindness!

Spruced up brownie mix brownies

Nothing wrong with using a good old brownie mix!

I got a late request for brownies with chocolate chips from my president taste tester, Rob. So I grabbed a brownie mix and was looking to spruce it up. I know you can make various substitutions (melted butter for oil; cold coffee, milk or heavy cream for water), so I did that here. I also added some baking cocoa and chocolate extract.

Thursday night treats!

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Also, line your pan with tin foil and spray it with baking spray. I like to do this with brownies and bar cookies because it keeps the edges softer.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 tsp chocolate or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. Set aside. In a bowl, combine brownie mix, baking cocoa, eggs, cream, oil and extract. Blend in chocolate chips. Evenly spread into lined pan. Bake 13 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Sprinkle hot brownies with powdered sugar. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Topped with a dusting of powdered sugar

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you try these, let me know how they turn out. Also remember to be kind. We are all battling something. And some days, the burden people carry can be great. Wishing you peace, joy and love.

Chocolate chip cookie brownie sandwiches

Why have a brownie or a cookie when you can have both?

I was looking to whip up something for work tomorrow, as Rob, Gracie and I watch Islanders-Bruins game 2 and Maple Leafs-Canadiens game 7. So I settled on this treat. Quite simply put, are a chocolate chip cookie “sandwich” with a filling of a brownie. I have seen different versions of this, using reese’s peanut butter cups, mallo cups and brownies as the filling. I went with brownies this time. Although I am partial to puffy cookies probably a flatter cookie wouls be a better option next time. You can use any cookie and brownie recipe you want. I actually put a ganache on the brownies, thinking it might help the cookies stay on the brownie, but I think I just made it messier!

Couple of notes -remember to scoop your flour from you container into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes to get the right temp. And make the cookie dough as your brownies bake bc they both are baked at 350.

  • Brownies ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (opt)

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, yolk and chocolate extract. Mix in baking cocoa, salt and flour. Add chips. Spread into pan evenly (mixture is thick). Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center cones out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely. Cut into 2 inch squares. Set aside.

Brownie filling!
  • Cookies ingredients
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
This is how I staggger my cookies

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Cream Crisco, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients then watwr. If you feel dough is too dry, add another tsp or so of water. Fold in chips. Scoop out 1 1/2 tbs of dough. Slightly flatten. Staggee on prepared sheets. Bake 8 to 9 minutes (light golden patches on top) cool 20 minutes. Now let’s assemble

Place one cookie flatside up
Top with a brownie
Top with a second cookie flatside down and gently press down.
They look like little hamburgers. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today. If you make these, let me know how they turn out. And, remember to be kind. We are all fighting some battle. And don’t forget, there is greatness in all of us., and YOU matter and are loved. Wishing you happiness and joy.

Hostess cupcakes (complete with the squiggle!)

Hostess cupcakes with marshmallow fluff filling, chocolate frosting and a squiggle!

These dear friends are hostess cupcakes, complete with the fluff filling and magical squiggle. I made these using a chocolate cake mix, but I fancied it up a bit, using an instant pudding mix, fat free Greek yogurt, along with water, oil and eggs. If you don’t have Greek yogurt, you can always use sour cream. My squiggle isn’t so much a squiggle, but a blob of a line. ☺. You can use whatever cake flavor you want, but just use a corresponding flavor pudding mix. I used jumbo cupcake liners here too! a reminder to preheat your oven to 350 degrees before baking.

  • Cupcake ingredients
  • 1 cake mix
  • 3.4 oz instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Cupcake Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a jumbo cupcake pan with jumbo cupcake liners. In a bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs and water. Blend in Greek yogurt, then chocolate chips. Scoop put 1/2 cups of batter into each cupcake liner. Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely

  • Filling ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk

Filling Directions – combine butter, fluff and powdered sugar. Add milk, a tsp at a time, if you want to thin it out a bit.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs milk

Frosting Directions – combine all ingredients

  • Squiggle ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tsp milk

Squiggle Directions – blend well. Put in a small Ziploc baggie and cut off a small corner

Cut out a cone from the cup of each cupcake.

Set cone aside.

Fill the hole with fluff filling.

Replace cone, gently pushing in.

Frost.

Top with squiggle.

Store in covered container.