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

Congo/chocolate chip bars

Chocolate chip cookie bars

These are an easy, popular treat. Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies, in bar form. Less time consuming, but all the joy of chocolate chip cookies. An egg yolk makes these soft, as does the addition of cornstarch. Remember to scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup so you get the right amount. I used a combination of regular chocolate chips and mini ones.

I may have removed these a little too soon from the oven, but I didn’t want to bake them too long and dry them out. So they are a little on the softer/gushier side. Rob did not seem to mind at all.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 yolk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (scooped from your flour container into your measuring cup so you get the right amount)
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrres for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 pan with tin foil and spray with baking sprat. In a bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add yolk, eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Spread into pan. Bake 30 minutes (edges will be lightly brown). Cool completely. Cut and store in covered container.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day. Please do your best to spread as much love as you can out there. Things have been so awful recently, your small act of kindness may do wonders for someone.

Football Friday treats – divisional playoff weekend

Cake mix cookies stuffed with oreos and topped with fudge frosting

The football Friday treat for NFL Divisional playoff weekend – cake mix cookies, stuffed with Oreos and topped with a fudge frosting. I think they worthy of something as big as divisional playoff weekend. Go Bills!

The only reminders I have is to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes so it cycles to the right temp. Also,take them out after about 10 minutes. They may not look “done,” but if you leave them in too long, they could try out. Oh, and if you don’t want the fudge frosting, you can sprinkle the warm cookies with powdered sugar instead.

Two bites by the cookie monster!
  • Cookie ingredients
  • 1 mix, any flavor (I used chocolate)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs water
  • Oreos

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. In a bowl,combine cake mix, egg, oil and water. Scoop out 1 1/2 tbs dough and flatten. Top with an Oreo. Scoop out another 11/2 tbs dough and flatten. Place on top of Oreo and seal edges. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely. Makes 9 cookies.

  • Fudge topping
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs sugar
  • 3 tbs evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions – in a saucepan, combine butter, sugar and evaporated milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture bubbles. Remove from heat. Add chips and stir smooth. Let cool 5 minutes. Frost cookies. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you a day filled with peace, joy and love. And remember to be kind. Someone may need your kindness.

Chocolate chip sugar cookies stuffed with Oreos

An Oreo stuffed inside a chocolate chip sugar cookie

I have an abundance of Oreos so in an attempt to use them up, I decided to stuff them inside a chocolate chip sugar cookie. I used a Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix and added some chocolate chips. Then I stuffed an Oreo inside. And as soon as I took them out of the oven, I sprinkled them with powdered sugar. Feel free to use any cookie recipe (or mix).

  • Ingredients
  • 1 sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Oreos
Cookie monster at it again!

Directions – preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl, combine cookie mix, butter, water and egg. Mix well. Add chips. Scoop out 3 tbs of dough. Evenly form around an Oreo. Stagger on a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners. Bake 10 to 14 minutes, until light golden on bottom. Immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar after removing from oven. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Remember to be kind!

Football Friday for week 6 – brown butter blondies with chocolate chips

Brown butter blondies with chocolate chips

My president of taste testing, Rob, put in a request for these – brown butter blondies with chocolate chips. Super simple and are ready in no time. Browning butter is a very simple process. Just melt the butter in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until you see little brown bits in it.

Extreme closeup!😋

Couple of reminders – Make sure you preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking. Also spoon your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, browned and cooled for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a bowl, combine brown butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt. Blend in chips. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 20 minutes (no longer). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and remember to be kind. A small act of kindness can do wonders. Hoping your day is filled with love and happiness…. And Go Bills!! 🏈

Cake mix cookies stuffed with brownies

And topped with melted Hershey kisses!

It is 90 plus degrees and humid today, so I decided to bake cookies for work tomorrow. Nothing like making the AC work even more! I had made some brownies for my mother in law and wound up with quite a few leftover. So I decided I would stuff them in cake mix cookies. I went with a white cake mix, but feel free to use whatever flavor you like. One of my friends and co-workers, James, called the brownies probably one of the best things I have made. Quite a compliment! I used my spruced up brownie mix recipe that you can find on the blog. You can use a mix or whatever your favories recipe is.

Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so that your oven cycles to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • Brownies, prepared as directed and completely cooled, and cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tbs water

Directions – mix well. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper.

Scoop put 1 1/2 tbs dough and slightly flatten
Place a brownie square on top
Scoop out another 1 1/2 tbs dough, slightly flatten and place on top of brownie
Completely cover brownie
Stagger on prepared cookie sheet

Bake 9 to 10 minutes (they will be lightly golden on bottom). Sprinkle hot cookies with powdered sugar.

Store in covered container.

Brownie stuffed cake mix cookies, topped with melted Hershey kisses

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you try these cookies, let me know how they turn out. Have a wonderful day. Wishing you peace, love and joy. And remember to be kind. Everyone os fighting a battle.

Frosted Cake mix cookies with mini m&ms

Easy cake mix cookies!

I panicked at the thought of bringing 6 cupcakes into work tomorrow (although they are very large), so I decided,to add some cake mix cookies to bring in. I used a white cake mix for the cookies, topped them with white chocolate frosting, and I topped them with mini m&ms. They cookies are puffy and soft and I think you will really like them. You can try and different cake mix flavor if you want. You can also use semisweet or milk chocolate chips in the frosting if you prefer. Remember to scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before you start baking, so the oven is the perfect temp. Also, I really piled on the frosting thick and still had a little left over. If you don’t want a ton of frosting on the cookies, you can halve the frosting recipe or save it to use on something else.☺

  • Cookies ingredients
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl,combine cake mix, flour and cornstarch. Add egg whites, vanilla water and oil. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger 1/4 cups of dough on the prepared sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. They will be lightly golden on the bottom. Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, heat milk and white chips in 30 second increments until you cam stir it smooth. Add butter and vanilla. Blend in enough powdered sugar to get the consistency you want. Frost cookies and top with mini m&ms. Store in covered container.

Have a wonderful week! And remember to be kind!