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!!!

Football friday #6 – Monster cookies for a monster football game on Sunday

Go Bills!

For the 5th (!) time since the fall of 2020, the Bills are playing the Chiefs. Both teams are 4-1, and jockeying for the top spot in the AFC. Monster game calls for monster cookies! These are huge, filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, mini m&ms and milk chocolate chips. Go Bills!

Reminders- spoon flour from flour bags into measuring cups to get the right amount. Preheat oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, cold, grated with a cheese grater or cut into tiny squares
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup m&ms
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions -preheat oven to 400 degrees before baking. Line 2 cookie sheets with nonstick baking liners. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add eggs and yolks. Blend in dry ingredients and oats. Mix in m&m and chips. (I actually ised my hands for that last part). Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll into balls. Flatten slightly. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool completley. Store in covered container.

That’s a lot of cookie!

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

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!!

Monday night football for week 2 – fudge and oreo topped red velvet bars

Go Bills!

I wanted something simple yet “wow” treat for the Bills-Titans game on Monday night football. I was going to make chocolate chip cookies stuffed with oreos. Gracie, who is on a diet, decided to sneakily eat the half stick of butter on the countertop (at least she left the other stick). So I changed plans and made red velvet bars topped with fudge and oreos. Very worthy of this MNF matchup if I can say so myself. Also, a lab mix pup on a diet may be a lost cause.

  • Bars ingredients
  • 1 red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
You can use any flavor cake mix and crushed cookies or candy on top

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with Pam. In a bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs and butter. Moisten hands with water (trust me on this) and press into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes, no longer. Cool completley.

  • Fudge topping ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Crushed oreos

Directions – in a pan, over medium heat, combine butter, sugar and heavy cream, stirring frequently. Once butter is melted and you see a few bubbles on the side, remove from heat. Stir in chips until melted. Pour over bars. Top with crushed oreos. Cut and store in covered container.

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.

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.

One week until the NFL season opener brownies

One week from tonight, the Bills and Rams kick off the 2022 NFL season. And to celebrate, such an occasion, I made brownies. Plus they fulfill Rob’s treat request. A win-win. Go Bills !!!

A couple of tops for you – remember to spoon your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. Also, preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so it cycles to the right temperature.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking. Line and 8×8 pan with parchment paper and spray the papered pan. In a microwave safe bowl, heat dark chocolate chips and butter in 30 second increments until you can stir it smooth. Add sugar and eggs. Blend in cocoa and flour. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread into pan. Sprinkle with additional chips. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely (although Rob is never good at that step before eating). Cut and store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by today!!❤️❤️❤️

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.