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!!

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.

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Smores cookies with toasted marshmallow frosting

Happy summer!

With summer in full swing, I figured a smores recipe was in order. (Nothing like heating the oven up on a humid day!) These are a chocolate cookie topped with a Graham cracker cookie and frosted with toasted marshmallow frosting the topped with melted milk chocolate. This basically is a chocolate chip cookie dough, divided in half with a few ingredients added to each divided half to get the chocolate and graham cracker cookie dough. I tossed some milk chocolate chips in the graham cracker cookie. You can leave them out or also add some to the chocolate cookie too.

Yum!

I chilled these cookie dough mounds overnight. They still spread and are huge, but I felt the chilling of the dough was still beneficial. Remember to scoop your dough from your flour bag into your container so you get the right amount. Also, preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking so you get to the right temp.

  • Cookies ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • Additional 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions- cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Fold in 3 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and cornstarch. Divide dough in half. To one half, blend in graham cracker crumbs. Divide into 12 even size pieces. Roll into balls and slightly flatten. To other half, add baking cocoa and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Divide into 12 even size pieces. Roll into balls and slightly flatten.

Graham cracker cookie dough on top of chocolate cookie dough

Place a graham cracker flattened dough on top of a chocolate flatten dough.

Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger cookies. Bake 13 to 15 minutes (there will be light golden patches on the graham cracker cookie part). Cool completely.

Ready to be frosted!
  • Toasted marshmallow frosting ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • 12 regular size marshmallows, toasted

Directions- beat butter and powdered sugar. Add enough milk to get the consistency you want. Set aside

To toast marshmallows – set oven to high on broil. Line a pan with tin foil and spray with Pam. Broil marshmallows, checking after increments of 45 seconds, to make sure they don’t burn. Immediately add to butter mixture. Fost cooled cookies.

Almost done!

Top with melted chocolate. Store in covered container.

Voila!

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Brookies cookies

Brookie cookies

When you can decide between a chocolate chip cookie and a brownie, you combine them! No better way to celebrate a weekend of game 7s in the NHL and NBA Playoffs. 7 game sevens total. Wow! What an awesome time of year!

Cookie monster!
  • Chocolate cookie ingredients
  • 8 tbs butter
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chips in 45 second increments until you can stir mixture smooth. In a bowl, beat eggs, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Add chocolate mixture. Blend in dry ingredients then chips. Chill for 15 minutes in fridge

  • Chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold, shredded with a cheese grater
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add egg, yolk and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips.

Cookie assembly – using a 1 1/2 cookie scoop (or measuring spoons), scoop out your dough. Layer a scoop of chocolate dough, a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough, another scoop of chocolate dough, and another scoop of chocolate chip dough (6 tbs of dough, total). Roll into a ball to marble the doughs. Chill a few hours or over night.

This is how I stagger my cookies

When ready to bake – preheat oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper, stagger cookies on a sheet. I fit 7 to a sheet. They do spread a little. Bake 15 to 18 minutes. Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I wish you a day filled with peace, love and joy.

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.

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!

A marbled chocolate chip-chocolate chocolate chip cookie

Now, that’s a cookie!

Rob, my president of taste testing, could not decide between a chocolate chip cookie and chocolate chocolate chip cookie, so I made both kinds and smooshed (or is it smushed?) them together. They are very large cookies. Oh, and I dipped the bottoms in melted Hershey kisses just because that makes them even more magical. You’re welcome.

Melted chocolate on the bottom takes these up a notch!
  • Chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, melt 2/3 cup chocolate chips and butter in 30 second increments until you can stir combo melted. In another bowl, beat brown sugar, sugar and eggs 2 minutes. Add melted chocolate mixture, chocolate extract and eggs. Fold in dry ingredients. As you chill this dough in the fridge for 20 minutes, make the chocolate chip cookie dough

  • Chocolate chip cookie dough ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, soft
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (scooped from your flour bag into your measuring cup)
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and yolks. Fold in dry ingredients. Mix in chips.

Cookie assembly directions – Scoop out 3 tbs of chocolate chip cookie dough and 3 tbs of chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough. Form one large mound. (You may have extra chocolate chip cookie dough). Chill the dough mounds for an hour or so. Preheat oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper, stagger cookies. I think I put 6 to 8 on one sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. I do not recommend linger than 11 minutes total because cookies will dry out. Cool completely. Cover bottoms of cookies in melted Hershey kisses (I microwave unwrapped kisses in 30 second increments, in a microwave safe bowl until it can be stirred smooth). Let chocolate set. Store in covered container.

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you make these, let me know how they turn out. I wish you peace, love and happiness today. I know life is hard, so remember to be kind to others, and to yourself.

Brownies topped with Oreo filling frosting and melted milk chocolate

Brownies topped Oreo filling frosting and melted milk chocolate

An easy treat for this 4th of July, 2021 – brownies frosted with an Oreo filling and melted Hershey kisses. For me, this originates from a request from my husband, who pointed to one such treat at Barnes and Noble and asked, “can you make that?” So I did.

You can use any brownie recipe or brownie mix you want, using an 8×8 or 9×9 pan. This frosting recipe uses Crisco to duplicate the Oreo filling. You could use butter instead, but it would considerably change the taste.

My decorating skills need work!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 brownie recipe, made as directed and baked in an 8×8 or 9×9 pan and completely cooled.
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs water
  • 4 to 5 Oreos, finely crushed

Directions – blend Crisco, sugar, vanilla, powdered sugar and water. You may want to add more powdered sugar and /or water, depending on the consistency you want. Mix in crushed Oreos. Frost brownies. Top with melted chocolate. (Microwave 1 cup or so of whichever chocolate you want to use in 30 second increments along with a tbs of vegetable oil until you can stir smooth.

Look at all that sweetness!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by! Wishing you all good things!