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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a day filled with peace and joy. And remember to be kind. Your kindness may be just what some one needs.

Milk chocolate chip mini m&m chocolate cookies

These are not just large cookies, they are not extra large. I feel they are 2XL. They are basically a cup of cookie dough bc they were the 3rd thing I baked today, after brownies and milk chocolate chip cookies. I made them big and cooked them at a higher temp to finally finish baking.

Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I chilled these overnight. They did not spread out at all,so you could flatten the mounds before you chill them. Also preheat your oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the eight temp.

  • Ingredients list
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini m&ms

Directions – cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Mix in chips and m&ms. Divide into 8 equal pieces. Flatten to however thick you want the cookies. Chill a few hours or overnight. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Preheat oven to 410 degrees for 20 minutes. Stagger cookies on sheet. Bake for 10 minutes (no longer because you are baking at a higher temp than usual for cookies)

Thanks for stopping by today! If you make these chocolate mounds of goodness, let me know how they turn out.

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!

For those who have not entered the “this is too sweet” phase of life.

Tollhouse pie!

I am late posting this,but here is the recipe for the pie I made for Thanksgiving. It is a version of tollhouse pie (some also call it Derby pie). I opted to make a chocolate pie crust, but the traditional flakey pie crust works too.

It is pretty sweet, too sweet for me.. so I have apparently entered the “too sweet. Too salt. Too loud. Too tired” phase of life. Yowsa!

Remember to preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients for pie crust (king Arthur flour recipe)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 10 tbs butter, cut into cubes
  • 5 tbs cold water

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees before baking. In a bowl, combine flour, baking cocoa, and powdered sugar. Using a fork or pastry blender, blend in cubed butter. Mix in water, one tbs at a time. Once well mixed, roll into a ball. Press evenly into prepared 9 inch pie tin. Set aside. Do not bake yet.

  • Filling ingredients
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – blend corn syrup and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Blend in butter and vanilla. Mix in 1 cup chips. Pour batter into unbaked crust. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chips on top. Bake in preheated oven, 350 degrees for 55 to 75 minutes, until top is relativelt firm. Keep an eye on the pie, as baking times can vary. Cool completley. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you much love and happiness. Also, remember to be kind. You never know what battle a person is facing

Chocolate chip/chocolate chocolate chip cookies

While trying to decide between. A chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chip cookie, I just decided to combine them and present this monstrosity for the Bills victory cookies. Wow, does my mood change after a win.

I decided to brown the butter with these. You don’t have to, but browned butter can give treats a unique and delicious taste. I recommend chilling this dough. Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup and to preheat your oven to 325 degrees before baking. I baked these for 18 minutes. I have no idea if they are done, but did not want to burn them. I think my ESPN friends will still be happy with them.

Here are some tips to brown butter – cook it in a pan over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until you see little brown bits. Remove from heat and cool 5 to 10 minutes.

Cookie monster!
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 3/4 cup butter, browned
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – in a bowl, combine browned butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, yolk and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in chips

  • Chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 3/4 cup butter browned
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – in a bowl, combine browned butter, brown sugar, sugar. Add egg, yolk and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Mix in chips.

Forming the cookies – scoop out 3 tbs of each dough and mold together, forming a tall mounds of dough. Chill a few hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Stagger cookies on it.

This is what I mean by staggering cookies

Bake 15 to 18 minutes (you will see a few golden patches on top). Cool completley. Store in covered container.

Now that’s a cookie!

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The perfect chocolate chip cookies (puffy)

Perfect and puffy chocolate chip cookie

These represent what I believe is the perfect chocolate chip cookie – puffy. I know a lot of people love flat cookies, UT I prefer mine to be puffy. I added a tsp of cornstarch to the dough to help with that and also chilled the dough for 2 hours.

Remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Also, form your individual doughs into cylinders and chill your dough for a few hours before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold and grated
  • 1/2 cup crisco
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3.4 oz vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – in a bowl, cream butter, crisco, sugar, and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Blend in pudding mix. Fold in flour, baking soda, and cornstarch. You may need to use your hands to blend completely the dough together. Fold in chips. Scoop out 2 tbs of dough and corn tall cylinders. Chill a few hours. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick baking liners. Stagger cookie cylinders on sheets. Bake 12 minutes (light golden patches on top). They will be a little undercooked on top, but will firm up as they cool. Store in covered container.

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

Brownies with chocolate chip cookies baked in

Brownies with chocolate chip cookies baked in

I made these triple chip cookies (semisweet, milk, and white chocolate). They came out waaaayyyyy too flat, so I decided to break them up into large pieces and bake them in brownies. I think my ESPN Radio work friends will be pleased. And you don’t have to put cookies pieces in these brownies, you could add oreos, or the brownies are just fine on their own. 🙂

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. And, remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup.

  • Ingredients
  • homemade chocolate chip cookies, broken into pieces (I used 5 very large, very flat cookies)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 11 oz bag of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbs baking cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups flour

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate chips on 40 second increments until you can stir smooth. Add sugar and brown sugar. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Blend in flour and baking cocoa. Spread evenly into prepared 9×13 pan. Lightly press cookies pieces in batter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes put with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by today. Wishing you a wonderful day. And please remember to be kind. Everyone is fighting some sort of battle and your kindness may be just what they need.

Football friday week 9- treat # 2 – snickers stuffed peanut butter cookies

Go Bills!

Another endeavor as I attempt to use up leftover Halloween candy. These are snickers stuffed peanut butter cookies. I recommend freezing the fun size snickers for an hour or so. It keeps them from melting too much when baking.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup crisco
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Fun size snickers, frozen (or other candy)

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. In a bowl, cream peanut butter, crisco, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Scoop out 1 1/2 tbs dough. Flatten slightly.

Place a frozen snickers on top.

Scoop out another 1 1/2 tbs dough and flatten slightly

Seal edges and place on prepared sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. You will see gold patches around the bottom edges. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

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Football Friday #8 and Happy Halloween!

Go Bills and Happy Halloween!

These sugar cookies are awesome.. so easy to make and so soft. And no chilling of the dough is necessary. These cookies are my all-time favorite to make, bringing back memories of making cutouts with my mom. I am terrible with decorating, so these jack o lanterns are one of the few things people can decipher. I started out frosting some and decorating with mini yellow and green m&ms. That was too time-consuming, so I sprinkled a handful on top of some other cookies instead. Then, to speed up the process, I made sandwich cookies.

Remember to scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. And, preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking so the oven cycles to the right temp.

A handful of m&ms
  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups crisco
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with non-stick baking liners. In a large mixing bowl, cream crisco and sugar 3 to 4 minutes. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Slowly blend in dry ingredients. Lightly flour your countertop. Roll out dough to desired thickness (I like mine thick), and cut. Place on prepared cookie sheer. Bake 8 or 9 minutes. (Cookies will be light, but no doughy. Do not overcook). Cool completley.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 3 tbs melted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk (enough to get the consistency of frosting you want)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Blend together. Frost or fill cookies. Store in covered container.

And the sandwich cookie!

Thanks for stopping by today!!! Wishing you love, happiness, and joy

Red velvet whoopie pies

Red velvet whoopie pies

This whoopie pie recipe is super easy. I chose red velvet, but you can use any flavor. I opted for a cream cheese filling. And I even used my whoopie pie pans. (One of many baking items I have that really don’t have more than one use, along with my churro maker -looks like a foreman grill used for burgers, and a twinkie pan.

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. You can use a cookie sheet, just line it with a nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Also, I let the butter and cream cheese soften in a bowl on my countertop while I baked the pies, to speed up the process.

  • Whoopie pie ingredients
  • 1 red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions- preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. In a bowl, mix cake mix, eggs and oil. Scoop out 1 1/2 tbs of dough and roll into balls. Stagger on prepared sheet. Bake 8 to 9 minutes (no longer). Cool completely.

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

Directions – cream butter and cream cheese. Blend in vanilla. Slowly, mix in powdered sugar. Spoon a generous amount between 2 whoopie pies. Store in covered container.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish you a day filled with love, joy and peace. Remember to be kind!!!