Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

What could be better than combining my favorite cookie with creamy delicious cheesecake? Hence chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars! Because I was running low on chocolate chips, I used 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips, and while totally delicious, I think the white chocolate chips made the bars too sweet. So…

The Most Amazing Cookies

My son made chocolate chip cookies at school last week and they used instant vanilla pudding in the batter. I didn’t even know that was a thing! He wanted to make a similar cookie with butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips. So here is our creation. FYI, they are amazing and very sweet. The pudding…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

These came about because I was tired of making banana bread, had three over ripe bananas, and we were out of cookies to pack for school lunches. These delicious bars solved all three problems! In the photo, you can see that I initially made them and sprinkled the nuts and chips on top. The result…

NYC Black & White Cookies

It’s black, it’s white, it’s the best cookie ever! I have tried many recipes that claim to be the “perfect” recipe for NYC’s famous Black & White Cookie. They have all been very disappointing. So taking batter into my own hands, I have come up with what I believe to be the perfect recipe. So…

Chocolate Cookies with a Kiss

I found some cupcake flavored Kisses on sale after Valentine’s Day and decided they would be perfect on top of a soft chocolate cookie. They taste like frosting!     Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Mini Chocolate Cookie Cups

Super quick and easy mini chocolate cookie cups filled with vanilla buttercream frosting. I was doing a Valentine’s Day treat, but you could use this for any occasion by changing the muffin liners and colored sprinkles. Ingredients: 1 Box of Chocolate Cake Mix (I used Devil’s Food Cake) 1 Stick of unsalted butter, softened 1 egg, lightly…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my favorite cookies and they are super easy and quick to make, especially if you keep some chopped walnuts on hand (I buy a large bag of walnuts and grind them in batches in a nut chopper and store them in a plastic container). Ingredients: 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 cup whole wheat flour…

Butterfinger Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs,  lightly beaten 1/2 tsp vanilla 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 (10 oz) bag Butterfinger Baking Bits Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter in a…

Banana Bread Bites

When you crave banana bread but only have 1 banana, try these delicious cookies chock full of nuts and sweet cinnamon chips (I hoard bags of these in the fall when they are easy to find, if you can’t find them now use mini chocolate chips). Ingredients: 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks)butter, softened 3/4 cup…

Carrot Cake Cookie Cups With Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious carrot cake cookies baked in mini muffin cups, make a perfect holder for fluffy cream cheese frosting. If you need a cheap easy dessert for a party or potluck, this is a winner! Ingredients: Box of carrot cake cake mix 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 egg 1 Container of cream cheese…

Mini Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 egg 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 bag (12 oz) Reese’s mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped (See Side Note below) Directions: Heat oven to 350°degrees. Line 36 mini…