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Quick Dessert or Treat: No Bake ‘Em Cookies


Ever been in the situation where you’re making dinner for some unexpected, but very welcomed guests and your oven is already working overtime? How on earth are you going to throw together a dessert if you can’t bake it? We ALL know dessert is a must, especially in my house! Lucky me, I remembered there was such thing as no bake cookies.

These No Bake ‘Em Cookies aren’t your normal or standard no bake cookies that you may have made before. I made some pretty nifty adjustments because I had run out of cocoa (I think I just swore there!) and because I wanted some ingredients incorporated that I adore! Take a look!

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Quick Dessert: No Bake ‘Em Cookies
 
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A no bake cookie that incorporates chocolate, peanut butter, and other favorite flavors that’s quick to put together for a dinner party or a fast treat!
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Serves/Makes: 12-24

Ingredients
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butterscotch chips
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup coconut plus more for sprinkling
  • ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
  1. In a saucepan bring sugar, butter, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in vanilla, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips until melted. Then stir in chunky peanut butter.
  3. Add quick cooking oats, coconut, mix well.
  4. Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls or tablespoonfuls (depending on the size you’d like your cookies) onto waxed paper. Sprinkle tops with coconut. Press down slightly so coconut sticks.
  5. Allow to cool completely.


See! Not your standard no bake cookie. But OHH EEMMM GEEE! They were a hit! I had cookies missing all over the place on the waxed paper while they were cooling. None of us could wait until they completely set up. Then when they did, they were goners. What can I say? I’ve raised some crazy sweets lovers and turned my hubs into one. And anyone that comes to visit always knows they’re in for a treat…literally :)

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Decorating Sugar Cookies

Decorating Homemade Sugar Cookies

Decorating homemade sugar cookies is something I love to do every year around the Holidays. Rolling and cutting the cookies into fun shapes and then decorating them with all manner of sugar is something everyone in the family enjoys, and it’s fun to get everyone around the table together! This year we invited friends and their kids over to decorate. It wasn’t too hard to throw together the decorations, and with a few extra hands in the kitchen, baking and decorating cookies for yourself and your neighbors can be quick and fun!

This is a great recipe for a crowd, as it bakes anywhere from 4-5 dozen regular sized cookies. The cookies are firm but not too hard and super delicious, especially if you throw a little orange zest into the dough. These received rave reviews from kids and adults alike, so please spread the Holiday cheer, and cook these up for some good times with your friends and family!

Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookie Recipe

Homemade Sugar Cookies
 
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These cookies are perfect to decorate for any holiday or occasion. Pair it with our Professional-Like Buttercream Frosting, found in Cookin’ Up Sweet Treats and you’ve got a winner!
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies, Holidays
Serves/Makes: 5dozen

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Cups Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 5 Cups Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt

Directions
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, Combine flour, baking powder and salt, and mix together. Then gradually pour those dry ingredients into the wet mixture above at a very slow speed –being careful not to spray or spill.
  3. Cover dough and chill for at least an hour in refrigerator or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 400° F. Roll out dough on thoroughly floured surface ¼ to ½” thick. Cut with any cookie cutters you desire. Place cookies at least 1” apart on ungreased cookie sheets (using parchment paper on cookie sheets is best).
  5. Bake 6-7 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely before decorating with frosting.

Tips
It’s best to make the dough several hours or the night before.
If you want to really make things easy, make the dough in the morning, bake all the cookies in the evening, and have a decorating party the next day!
These cookies will keep for a few days on the counter.

 

Since I had so many little ones over, we set up a small table with disposable table cloth, and all of their decorating needs in the kitchen. That way the mess was somewhat contained to one area, and they could go to town for hours without interruption!


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Bid on our Orange Cookies!

Holiday Auction 100% of Proceeds Donated!

Bid on our Orange Cookies!

Our friend Stephanie at Life Tastes Like Food is hosting a holiday auction for a great cause!
100% of the proceeds will go to the fight against Leukemia! The auction starts today and goes until this Thursday evening. We are auctioning our Orange Cookies with Orange Butter Frosting that we’re sure you’ll love, so please stop on by and bid on them!

This is a great way to spread some cheer this holiday season! Not only will you get cookies, or cookbooks if you’re the winning bidder, but you’ll also be helping the The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We ask that you please take a moment to look at the auction and consider donating a little even if you don’t want to participate in the bidding.

*Note you can’t bid here on our comments, you have to head over to The Auction!

Happy Holidays to all of you!

-The Brady Girls

Pumpkin Chip Cookies

Easy Pumpkin Chip Cookies

Do you love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies as much as I do? I used to go to the store late at night just to pick up a batch -true story- I am so silly sometimes…. Well now that pumpkin is back in season, all I’ve wanted to do is have pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but alas I haven’t been able to find any around here. Then just last week my mom told me that her dear friend Krysta brought over some delicious pumpkin cookies that she made. She said there were only two ingredients, Pumpkin, and Spice Cake Mix. That’s it! I know you can’t believe it, but it’s true!

We had to try it out for ourselves, and because I love chocolate I threw in mini chocolate chips. Oh my goodness! These were so easy and they turned out great. In fact, I think they tasted better the second day! So go ahead and make these suckers ahead of time, and you and your friends will be so impressed when you walk in to your next get-together with these in hand. Or you can, make these for your kids and have them decorate them for Halloween like I did. Only, I don’t have kids, so those are pictures of my poor decorating skills :P … I think I’ll leave the fancy stuff to Laura.

So that’s it. Super simple, decently healthy, savory and sweet, Pumpkin Chip Cookies!!!

1 can O’ Pumpkin + 1 box O’ Spice Cake Mix + 1 cup O’ Mini Chocolate Chips = Yummy!

Easy Pumpkin Chip Cookies
 
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3 Ingredients – bake and done – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!
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Recipe type: Cookies, Holiday
Serves/Makes: 24

Ingredients
  • 1 15oz Can Cooked Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Box Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 Cup Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Frosting / Icing (optional)

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the cake mix and pumpkin puree with a mixer, add the chocolate chips, stir, well.
  3. Scoop by Tablespoon fulls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cookie comes out clean.

Tips
Decorate with store bought icing, or frost with cream cheese frosting for an added treat :)


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Back to School Treat: Chocolate Chiperoos


Is it really that time already where we have to be thinking about school supplies, and schedules, and homework? And don’t forget about the hungry kids that come through the door after school every day. I’m going to venture to say 9 times out of 10 they’re not alone either. They typically have their posse with them and they’re all STARVING!

What better way to curb their appetite than a soft chocolate chip cookie sandwich with a fluffy vanilla filling. This little scrumptious delight will take the edge off their rumbly tummies until dinner and will get them out the door and off to play or up to their rooms to start on that homework they love so much… Let’s get ya started!

Back to School Treat: Chocolate Chiperoos
 
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Delightful chocolate chip cookie sandwiches, full of fluffy vanilla filling, that are perfect for any treat occasion!
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies

Ingredients
  • 2 ¾ Cups Flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Cup Butter (softened)
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp. Almond Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 ½ Cups Chocolate Chips (milk or semi-sweet)
  • Filling
  • ¼ Cup Butter Flavor Vegetable Shortening
  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla
  • ¼ + tsp. Almond Extract
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cream of tartar. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla, almond, and eggs. Mix well. Add in flour combination slowly and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips, combining completely.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or two tablespoons, drop onto prepared baking sheet about two inches apart. Bake only one pan at time for approx. 8-12 minutes, using a watchful eye. Cookies are done when edges just start to lightly brown.
  5. Allow to cool on pan for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. FOR FILLING:
  7. In bowl, cream together shortening and butter until fluffy. Add in vanilla and ¼ to ½ tsp.almond extracts. Mix well. Stir in powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
  8. TO ASSEMBLE CHIPEROOS:
  9. Take a plastic storage bag and spoon filling inside. Snip off corner with a scissors. Pipe filling evenly onto bottom of cookie and place another cookie on top. Repeat until filling is gone. Another option is to use a knife and spread filling evenly on bottom of cookie and place another on top, repeating the process.

Tips
Depending on how ‘full’ you like your Chiperoos, you may need to double the filling recipe. I was able to make about 12 sandwiches using only a single batch of filling (but I do like mine pretty full!).

The chocolate chip cookies alone are pretty darn amazing. So feel free to make them as a snack all on their own. But the vanilla filling just adds some fun and flavor that your ‘students’ are sure to love.  Get yourself a glass of milk and start dipping :)


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