Category Archives: Cookies

FREEZER COOKIE DOUGH

Making freezer cookie dough is the best idea EVER!  You can whip out a plate of fresh, hot cookies to serve to your guests or family in a matter of minutes when you have these in your freezer.

Preparing freezer cookie dough balls ahead of time allows you to bake fresh, homemade cookies in minutes with no mess.

 

Preparing freezer cookie dough balls ahead of time allows you to bake fresh, homemade cookies in minutes with no mess.Last week I had a rare day when my “Things To Do List” was actually short, so I decided to bake some cookies.  As I started setting out all of my ingredients, I had a brilliant idea!  Why not just mix up some freezer cookie dough balls instead. Continue reading FREEZER COOKIE DOUGH

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

A chocolate chip cookie is probably the number 1, favorite cookie of everyone in our family.   Not only are they delicious eaten as a single cookie, but they can be used to create other recipes.

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My little grandsons seem to enjoy sneaking a bite of the dough when we are baking cookies. Continue reading NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY

TRAIL MIX COOKIE CUPS

These Trail Mix Cookie Cups are a great treat made with only 4 ingredients!

A quick and easy cookie cup with only 4 ingredients. Peanut butter and chocolate, yum!

I created these cookies a few years ago as an after school snack for my grandchildren.  Several people have  asked me for this recipe, so I decided to share it here.  You can not go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.   My Trail Mix Cookie Cups were published in a Taste of Home Halloween magazine in 2015. Continue reading TRAIL MIX COOKIE CUPS

PEANUT BUTTER TOFFEE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

These Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect to add to your holiday baking list.cookies, peanut butter, toffee bits, choc chips

I try to come up with a few new cookie recipes each year.  This one was actually created after I went through my pantry and wanted to use a few chocolate chips and toffee bits that I had leftover.  There was a big jar of peanut butter looking at me, so the idea came to me instantly.  The cookies have big flavor, so they had to have a big name.  Peanut Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies! Continue reading PEANUT BUTTER TOFFEE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

HAPPY NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY

I have some great ideas and a recipe to help celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day.

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National Sugar Cookie Day has to be one of my favorite days.  I have been making these cookies for over 40 years.  I made them for my children when they were growing up and now make them for my grandchildren.   I try to make them for each occasion during the year and on their birthdays Continue reading HAPPY NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY

MY COOKIE RECIPES IN TASTE OF HOME MAGAZINE

taste of home magazine, cookie recipes, published recipesI am always so excited and feel so honored when one of my recipes is published in a magazine.  This week I received 2 magazines from Taste of Home with one of my cookie recipes in each.   


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This is my recipe for Halloween Party Cutout Cookies.  It is in the Taste of Home magazine posted above.  I have not made my cookies yet for this year but here are a few from last year.tatse of home magazine, decorated sugar cookies

 

I use my recipe for decorated sugar cookies, and decorated these very simple. Some of the grandchildren helped with these.  

The second magazine is a cookie swap edition and is full of great looking recipes. I will be trying several of them out this year.  The cookie recipe of mine they published was actually one I created a few years ago as an after school snack for some of my grandchildren.  taste of home magazine, cookie swap 

trail mix, cookie cups, nutella, peanut butter cookie cupsThis recipe only has 4 ingredients.  If you like chocolate and peanut butter together, this will hit the spot.
Trail Mix Cookie Cups
Yields 24
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
  2. 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  3. 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella or Jif)
  4. 1 1/2 cups trail mix
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 24 cups of mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Shape the dough into (24) even size balls, about 1 1/4 inch each. Press each into the bottom and up sides of a muffin cup.
  3. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from the oven and make an indentation in the center of each cup, using a wooden tart maker or the end of a wooden spoon handle. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove each cookie cup and place on a wire cooling rack.
  5. Spoon 1 teaspoon of the chocolate spread and then 1 teaspoon of peanut butter into each cup. Top with a tablespoon of the trail mix. Transfer to serving platter and enjoy.
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SWEET 16 PARTY AND DECORATED SUGAR COOKIES

A few weeks ago one of my friends asked me to do some cookies for her daughter’s “Sweet 16” Birthday Party.  The theme was a Victoria Secret Theme. VS cookies, decorated sugar cookies for girls, pink sugar cookiesVS cookies, decorated sugar cookies for girls, pink sugar cookies

 

They turned out cute,  co-ordinated  with her other sweet 16 decorations and cake, and the guests really liked them.

Another grand-daughter was having a “Spa” themed birthday party the following week and wanted some of the cookies too.  She turned “12” so I made these. pink sugar cookies, decorated sugar cookies for girls party

I bought the dog cookie cutter at a kitchen store in our mall and for the other cookies I just used heart shaped and a round cookie cutter.  I did not take great pictures as I did not really plan to post them but they are a cute idea so I wanted to share them. 

I used my recipe for decorated sugar cookies.