Chocolate milk chocolate chip and m&m cookies for football Friday #4

Go Bills!

I have this bag of mini m&ms that seems endless.  No matter what I bake, there always appears to be a half bag left.  In my attempt to use them up, I present chocolate cookies with mini m&ms and milk chocolate chips.  Here’s to week 4!  Go Bills!

Remember to scoop your flour and baking cocoa from your flour bag into your measuring cup, so you get the correct amount.    Also, preheat your oven to 350 degrees or 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temp.

Football Friday
  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed into measuring cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour (scooped from flour bag into measuring cup)
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 11/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup mini m&ms
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Direction – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  mix butter and brown sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Blend in dry ingredients and fold in chips and candy.  Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough.  Using floured hands, shape dough into tall mounds and stagger on prepared cookie sheets.    Bake 13 minutes. (Do not overtake or they will dry out).   Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by!   Have a wonderful day!!

Football Friday # 3 – frosted sugar cookies

Some are specially decorated with red and blue m&ms. Go Bills!

I thought frosted sugar cookies would be a great way to celebrate this third Friday of the NFL season. These use 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar. If you don’t have any, you can substitute 3/4 tsp baking powder. I didn’t chill the dough and they came out fine.

If you don’t want to do the spray glass in Pam, dip in sugar and slightly flatten cookies with sugar dipped glass, you can just slightly flatten them.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Cookie ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs water
  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (or 3/4 tsp baking powder)

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or baking liners. In a bowl, cream butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, eggs and water. Add dry ingredients. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough and roll into balls. Stagger on prepared cookie sheets. Spray the bottom of a drinking glass with Pam and dip bottom of glass in sugar. Slightly flatten each cookie on sheet (you will have to repeat spraying of bottom of glass and dipping in sugar process). Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes (no longer). Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 3 tbs milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Directions – blend butter and powdered sugar. Add milk and vanilla. Frost cookies. Place in covered container and store in fridge.

Cookie monster!

Thank you for stopping by today. Wishing you a wonderful day! And I hope the Bills smash the Dolphins on sunday!

Frosted cake mix cookies topped with candy!

For Jerry’s birthday and Football Friday #2

I went simple for this treat, for my friend Jerry’s birthday and Football Friday #2 of the season. They are cake mix cookies, with chocolate frosting the topped with crushed heath Bars. You can use any cake mix flavor and candy!

  • Ingredients
  • 2 chocolate cake mixes
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs water

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. blend ingredients together. You may want to add an extra tbs or 2 of water, if you feel the dough is too dry. Line a baking sheet with nonstick baking liners. Scoop out 3 tbs of dough and form mounds. Stagger on prepared sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely.

I ran out of chocolate frosting, so I whipped up vanilla frosting for 5 cookies!
  • Frosting ingredients
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • 2 tbs baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs milk
  • Finely crushed heath bars (I used a food processor for this. You could also put them in a large plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.)

Directions – combine butter, vanilla and cocoa. Blend in powdered sugar. Add milk. Frost cookies and top with crushed heath Bars (or other candy)

I get to be normal for a second straight sunday because the Bills don’t play until Monday night! I tease Rob that my Bills Fandom is the “sickness” part of the “in sickness and health” of the wedding vows. Go Bills!

Mudslide cookies on NFL Sunday #1

No Bills game this first NFL Sunday of the season, so I am calm and relaxed. So much so that Gracie got to nap as we flip through all the games. We have the Sunday ticket for free for a 3rd straight year, which is just awesome! Anyways, I thought we can celebrate this day with mudslide cookies… really just a chocolate cookie with some chocolate chips.

Reminders – remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Also, chill the dough for at least an hour. And, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so your oven cycles to the right temp.

Ingredients

2 tbs butter

1 1/3 cups dark chocolate chips

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

2 tsp instant coffee

1/4 cup flour

2 cups cake flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup mini chips

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, microwave butter and dark chocolate in 30 second increments until you can stir smooth. Set aside and cool 10 min. In a bowl, beat eggs, coffee, sugar and vanilla for 5 min. Add melted chocolate mixture. Fold in flour, cake flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. Chill at least an hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. On a sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies like this.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day and remember to be kind.

Happy Opening Night of the NFL season cookies! Go Bills!

Go Bills!

Tonight is a very big night – the Bills season opener, which is also the NFL season opener. 😊 To celebrate such a monumentous occasionally, I made chocolate cutouts sandwich cookies, with footballs and football helmets. I put a simple buttercream filling between 2 cookies.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup crisco
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking, so your oven cycles to the correct temperature. Line cookie sheets with nonstick baking liners. In a bowl, cream butter, crisco and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Roll to desired thickness and cut. (I like mine to be on the thicker side)

On lined cookie sheets, place cookies

Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool completley.

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

Directions – blend butter and powdered sugar. Add cream and vanilla. Spread between 2 cookies. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you make these, let me know how they turn out.

Brownie stuffed mini M&M cookies (or should it be mini M&M cookies stuffed with brownies?)

Rob requested brownie the other night and ate one. I forgot to bring them into work today, so I thought I should find a way to use them up, so I made cookies with mini M&Ms and mini chocolate chips, and stuffed them with brownies!

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup, cool your dough for a few hours to keep spreading to a minimum, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so it cycles to the right temp.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup mini m&ms
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Cream butter,sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in pudding mix and other dry ingredients. Blend in m&ms and chips.

Scoop out 1/4 cup of dough
Divide dough in half and slightly flatten each half
On one flattened half, place a small brownie square
Top with other flattened half

Seal edges
All ready to be baked

Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper stagger cookies. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered ccontainer.

XL Peanut Butter cookies with Peanut Butter M&Ms and peanut butter chips

Peanut butter cookies with peanut butter chips and peanut butter m&ms

I have been baking a LOT of chocolate chip variety cookies and brownies lately and wanted to make something different. Plus, I wanted to give something to our friends as a thank you for helping us put recently. They love peanut butter treats so I made peanut butter cookies (extra large, of course), with Peanut butter m&ms and peanut butter chips. These made only 9, but they are large.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup and to chill the dough for a few hours before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, grated with a cheese grater or chopped up into tiny cubes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup peanut butter m&ms
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and peanut butter. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips and m&ms. Divide dough evenly into 9 pieces and form tall mounds. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes. On a baking sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, place 4 to 5 cookies. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (light golden patches). They may seem undercooked, but will cook more once removed from oven. Let cool 30 minutes on sheet. Cool completely and store in covered container.

Triple chip cookies and meeting Gretzky (no, not that one)

Triple chip cookies!

While my triple chip cookie dough was chilling in the fridge (I believe chilled dough makes for the best cookies), we took Gracie on her nightly walk. She gets 2 walks a day, yet is still chubby. That’s a story for another day. Anyways, she met 2 new friends. A beautiful white German Shepherd named Rory and a American Eskimo named Gretzky. Rob and both did a double take. Indeed the pup is named Gretzky. Her fiancee, like Rob, is a huge hockey fan, and Gretzky fan. A really cool moment. Onto the recipe!

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, pudding mix, baking soda and baking powder. Blend in flour. Fold in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cup of dough and form into mounds. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 35p degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookies on the sheet – a row of 2, a row of 1, another row of 2 and a final row of 1. Baking 10 to 14 minutes. (Golden patches on tops of cookies). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Celebrating national chocolate chip cookie day

It’s 102 degrees today, so why not fire up the oven? It had to be done today because it is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! These are simple, but large cookies, with 4 kinds of chocolate chips – semisweet, milk, white and mini. A reminder to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Also preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temp. I recommend chilling the mounds of dough for a few hours. I was trying to speed up the process, so I froze them for 20 minutes.:)

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, cold and shredded with a cheese grater or cut into very small cubes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups chocolate chips ,(i combined semisweet, milk, white and mini)

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar (instead of a mixer, I actually used my hands, like making meatballs). Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Divide dough evenly into 12 pieces. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger 6 cookies on the sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a day filled with peace, joy and love!

Mounds of ccc!

Frosted Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

My best friend from college, Susan, and her two daughters (who are my goddaughters) are coming to visit tonight for a few hours.. so being the good hostess that I like to think I am, I asked the girls what treat they would like. Lyndsey picked frosted chocolate chip banana cookies. These are nice, soft cookies that smell INCREDIBLE as they bake. and let’s face it, frosting, just makes everything better.

* One kind cool thing I learned for this recipe – how to quickly ripen a banana. you bake it at 170 degrees in 8 minute intervals until the skin turns really really brown and softens the banana. my husband wasn’t sure what i had done when he saw the banana on the countertop to cool off 🙂

a few tips – remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount, chill the mounds of dough for a few hours to prevent them from spreading too much, and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so that it cycles to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 ripe banana, smooooshed (see * above on how to quickly ripen a banana)
  • 1 yolk (makes cookies soft)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (i used mini ones in these cookies)

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Blend in banana, yolk and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips. Flour your hands (trust me on this). Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and roll into balls. Chill in fridge a few hours. preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. line a sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper and stagger cookies. bake 12 to 14 minutes (likely browned on bottom. do not overbake or cookies will be dry). remove from tray after 10 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • milk

Directions – place butter in a bowl, add a cup or two of powdered sugar. mix in vanilla. Add enough milk to get the consistency you want. Frost cookies. store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day filled with peace and joy. Remember to be kind. Your kind gesture, no matter how small, may be what someone needs in their life at that moment.