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Soft Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Soft Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am a soft pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies addict! No, don’t laugh. I’m very serious here. I made these cookies yesterday and they are now like crack to me. I at first thought that it must just be me. Maybe I needed a sweet fix and these were what I had made so they worked. Then the hubs got home from work and I shoved one of the cookies at him to taste test for me. He took a bite while I held it out for him and then turned to answer one of the kids. I shoved the rest of the cookie in my mouth. Why waste a good cookie, right? Now the hubs is not a fan of pumpkin anything. So I was surprised when he turned around and asked where the rest of his cookie was. I guiltily told him I ate it. I did let him know I had more left. He then proceeded to grab a few. I asked him if he knew they were pumpkin and he did but liked them anyway.

So what makes these cookies so good you ask? The pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice flavor is perfectly balanced in these cookies. These cookies are also nice and soft. When I say they are soft I mean they are almost cake like in their consistency. These are the type of cookie that you don’t even realize you have eaten three of them. They are perfect with a nice cold glass of milk and since they have pumpkin in them I like to tell myself they are better for me than your average cookie. Adding a fruit to anything makes it healthier, right? In all seriousness though these cookies are so perfect and good for fall. Anyone you share them with may fight you for them though so be warned.

Soft Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Soft Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
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2247 calories
316 g
430 g
99 g
27 g
60 g
582 g
1450 g
153 g
4 g
31 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
582g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2247
Calories from Fat 870
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 99g
152%
Saturated Fat 60g
302%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 26g
Cholesterol 430mg
143%
Sodium 1450mg
60%
Total Carbohydrates 316g
105%
Dietary Fiber 11g
44%
Sugars 153g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
174%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
18%
Iron
24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1/4 tsp. salt
  5. 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  6. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  7. 3/4 c. sugar
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 tsp. vanilla
  10. 1/4 c. pumpkin pie filling (fresh or canned)
  11. cinnamon sugar for the tops of the cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375° and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  2. In a bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice and set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and stir in the pumpkin until completely incorporated. Next, stir in the dry mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough out and dip the tops into the cinnamon sugar. Place on the baking sheets and then lightly press the dough down until it is roughly 1/4" thick. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the pan for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies To Good To Be Gluten-Free

by Jennifer Wieland
Chocolate chip cookies so good nobody will know they're gluten-free.

I love when I can bake new things for the kids and they ask me no questions when they see it. They just grab one of whatever it is and take a bite and try it with no idea what it is that they are eating. So when one of them saw me making chocolate chip cookies he ran off to tell the others that I was making them chocolate chip cookies. He had no idea that the cookies I was making were gluten-free and that they weren’t my regular chocolate chip cookies I make for them. Even better when they came out of the oven the troops were already amassed and waiting for fresh, hot cookies. I had to swat a few hands away to prevent burns and tell them to wait. Little miss informed me that it, “has to be fast because I’m Cookie Monster and I need to eat!” So once they were slightly cool and I gave them the thumbs up they all grabbed one. When they all had grabbed seconds and thirds I asked if they liked them and I got a chorus of yeses. So if you are looking for Chocolate Chip Cookies To Good To Be Gluten-Free then this is the recipe that you are going to want to use.

Chocolate chip cookies so good nobody will know they're gluten-free.

The cookies are more along the crunchy chocolate chip cookie category than chewy kind but they are good. Usually crunchy are not the kind I go for. I usually prefer a chewy middle but these were good. My 10-year-old prefers crunchy cookies so these he prefers to my regular recipe. These will definitely make my regular cookie rotation. These cookies pack a lot of chocolate and I mixed ground gluten-free oatmeal with the Glutino Gluten-Free Pantry All-Purpose Flour to get it to a more comfortable texture for people who are new to gluten-free eating.

Chocolate chip cookies so good nobody will know they're gluten-free.

That is some serious yum right there! These will definitely make you a gluten-free convert.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
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3703 calories
511 g
469 g
162 g
56 g
94 g
837 g
2104 g
299 g
4 g
54 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
837g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3703
Calories from Fat 1439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 162g
249%
Saturated Fat 94g
468%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 42g
Cholesterol 469mg
156%
Sodium 2104mg
88%
Total Carbohydrates 511g
170%
Dietary Fiber 19g
77%
Sugars 299g
Protein 56g
Vitamin A
69%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
62%
Iron
76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 3/4 c. brown sugar
  3. 1/4 c. white sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 1 1/4 c. oat flour or ground gluten-free oatmeal
  9. 1 c. Glutino Gluten-Free Pantry All-Purpose Flour
  10. 1 c. mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugars together. Mix in the egg and vanilla until fully incorporated. Stir in the baking soda, salt, oat flour and gluten-free all-purpose flour just until mixed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix on medium speed for 30 seconds to make sure the oat flour is mixed in well. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop the cookie dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared pans and bake for 9-11 minutes or until the edges are just starting to brown. Let cool on the pan for a few minutes and finish cooling on a wire rack.
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Gluten-Free Cherry Chip Almond Oatmeal Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Gluten Free Cherry Chip Almond Oatmeal Cookies

For the last few months I have been diligently researching gluten-free baking. I didn’t need to do it. Nobody in my house has a reason to go gluten-free but I myself have a lot of health issues and I figured it couldn’t hurt to swap out some gluten for some gluten-free. It also doesn’t hurt that I love adding almond meal to baked goods already to give them a protein bump. I have read up so much on what flours are good for what, how people like the tastes and textures and which ones come closest to something like all-purpose flour. Then a few weeks back I found out that one of my great-nieces (No I’m not THAT old but my husband is older than me so he is that old and I’m the aunt about the same age as my nieces and nephews.) has been put on a gluten-free diet for health reasons. I figured this weekend at the family 4th of July festivities was the perfect time to break out with my first gluten-free recipe for the blog, Gluten-Free Cherry Chip Almond Oatmeal Cookies. I was really pleased with the texture and taste of these and the cookies were well liked by everyone.

During my research on gluten-free baking I learned that you could get gluten-free oatmeal now and process it in the food processor to use as a flour. I decided to use that and a bit of almond meal for this recipe because oats in cookies are very common so it was not to much of a drastic textural change. So, if you are a fan of oatmeal cookies then this will definitely be a recipe you will like but a little kicked up with the white chocolate chips and the sweet and tart dried cherries.

Gluten Free Cherry Chip Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten Free Cherry Chip Almond Oatmeal Cookies
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3373 calories
454 g
448 g
157 g
53 g
82 g
866 g
2051 g
269 g
4 g
63 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
866g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3373
Calories from Fat 1379
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 157g
241%
Saturated Fat 82g
408%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 16g
Monounsaturated Fat 47g
Cholesterol 448mg
149%
Sodium 2051mg
85%
Total Carbohydrates 454g
151%
Dietary Fiber 18g
73%
Sugars 269g
Protein 53g
Vitamin A
93%
Vitamin C
20%
Calcium
49%
Iron
71%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 1/2 c. dark brown sugar, packed
  3. 1/2 c. sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 tsp. almond extract
  6. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 2 c. gluten free oat flour
  9. 1/4 c. almond meal
  10. 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
  11. 3/4 c. dried cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix together the butter and sugars. Add in the eggs and almond extract and cream them together with the butter mixture until smooth and fluffy. Stir in the baking soda, salt, oat flour and almond meal mixing just until combined. Stir in the the white chocolate chips and the dried cherries.
  3. Drop the dough using a cookie scoop onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes or until the edges are just starting to brown.
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fat
157g
protein
53g
carbs
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 I am planning on adding more gluten-free recipes to the blog but they will be mixed in with the traditional baking recipes as well so be on the lookout for more.

 

 


It’s National Chocolate Chip Day: Chocolate Chip Overdose Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Chocolate Chip Overdose Cookies

Did you know that today is National Chocolate Chip Day? I didn’t either until yesterday and normally I don’t follow silly days like this but as luck would have it I was already covered with a brand spanking new chocolate chip cookie recipe that I whipped up last week when I was working on another project. So lucky for you I am going to gift you all with a recipe for Chocolate Chip Overdose Cookies! A cookie that has so much chocolate that one of my kids didn’t want to eat it because he wanted more cookie in his chocolate chip cookie. Don’t let that worry you though, the other kids eat them without any hesitation.

I know, I know, believe you me I know… there are thousands and thousands of variations of chocolate chip cookies out there to be had. So what makes these chocolate chip cookies so special or any different from the thousands of other ones? Well, the best way I can answer that is to tell you that to me these cookies are more like a cross between a scone and a cookie in my opinion. They are a big, thick cookie that is not overly sweet just like scones but it has so much and so many types of chocolate that it will cure any chocolate hankering you may have run into. They are soft and chewy and since I blessed them with three different types of chocolate chips they will be the answer to any woman’s monthly chocolate need. Your hormones will thank you for eating one or ten.

 Chocolate Chip Overdose Cookies

 

Chocolate Chip Overdose Cookies
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4770 calories
632 g
651 g
231 g
63 g
137 g
1080 g
1563 g
392 g
4 g
76 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1080g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4770
Calories from Fat 2043
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 231g
356%
Saturated Fat 137g
685%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 65g
Cholesterol 651mg
217%
Sodium 1563mg
65%
Total Carbohydrates 632g
211%
Dietary Fiber 30g
120%
Sugars 392g
Protein 63g
Vitamin A
73%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
97%
Iron
128%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 eggs
  2. 1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
  3. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. 2 c. all-purpose flour
  6. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt
  9. 2/3 c. dark chocolate chips
  10. 2/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  11. 2/3 c. milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  2. Cream together the eggs, brown sugar and butter on medium-high speed until the large lumps are broken up. Stir int he vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined. Stir in all of the chocolate.
  3. Using a large 1.5 oz. scoop drop them onto the prepared pans and bake for ten minutes. Let them cool on the pan for five minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling or eat while still warm.
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231g
protein
63g
carbs
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 What kind of chocolate chip fan are you? Do you favor cookies, muffins, ice cream or something else entirely?

 


Salted Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Salted Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ah, Valentine’s Day, you wonderful holiday of all things love, hearts and candy. How you wreak havoc on all the poor souls desperately trying to cling to New Year’s resolutions of dieting, eating better and getting in shape. You sneak in with all your sugary, chocolatey goodness and what’s a baking girl to do but jump on board and load up on some of the sugar high. What better way to do that than by pairing to of the greatest food finds ever! That’s right people, if chocolate plus bacon does not equal love then I don’t know what does.

This weekend Salted Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies were born in my kitchen when we had four pieces of leftover bacon. We NEVER have leftover bacon! It is like a crime against the food gods to leave bacon uneaten. So what did I do? I looked at my husband and started rattling off ideas I could use the bacon for. Nothing really jumped at me though for a couple of hours and then I ran upstairs yelling, “I know what I am making with the bacon!” and I proceeded to tell my husband about my grand vision for chocolate chip cookies with bacon. He just stared at me as if I had lost my ever-loving mind. I then set out to create and bake. I tasted the cookie dough and it was missing a little something. I realized I needed more salt to balance it all. So, I decided to add some of my vanilla fleur de sel to the tops.

Now it was time for the test bake. I used my heart whoopie pie pan to make the cookies heart-shaped and slightly thicker. I sprinkled a small pinch of the salt onto each one and baked. Once they came out I waited all of two seconds and grabbed one to try. It was sweet. It was salty. It was smokey and yummy! My daughter loved them too. I actually had to cut her off so I would have some to photograph. My husband and the two youngest boys all reluctantly tried them. The boys instantly disliked them. My husband didn’t dislike like them but for my plain, old vanilla guy they were a little to out there.

So if bacon and chocolate are two of your favorite foods then I would say jump on this and give it a try. You get to kill two food cravings with one little cookie. Honestly, I may just need to rename these to the Ultimate Chick PMS Cookie.

Salted Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
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3147 calories
421 g
434 g
153 g
43 g
83 g
711 g
2429 g
280 g
3 g
60 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
711g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3147
Calories from Fat 1345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 153g
236%
Saturated Fat 83g
414%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 50g
Cholesterol 434mg
145%
Sodium 2429mg
101%
Total Carbohydrates 421g
140%
Dietary Fiber 12g
48%
Sugars 280g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A
48%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
26%
Iron
47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the bacon
  1. 4 pieces of bacon
For the cookies
  1. 2 tbsp. cooled bacon grease
  2. 6 tbsp. salted butter, softened
  3. 1/4 c. sugar
  4. 3/4 c. dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 1 1/3 c. flour
  8. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  9. 3/4 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  10. 1/2 c. or 4 pieces of bacon, chopped
  11. vanilla fleur de sel
Instructions
  1. Cook the four pieces of bacon and reserve the bacon grease. Allow the grease to cool. It will turn white and become thick.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. I used a whoopie pie pan to make thick cookies but you can just scoop and drop onto a baking sheet as well.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the bacon grease, butter, sugars, egg and vanilla on medium speed. Stir in the flour and baking soda. Mix just until combined. Add the chocolate chips and the bacon and stir to combine.
  4. If you are using a whoopie pie pan. Use a cookie scoop to drop one scoop of dough into each cavity. Lightly press the dough out to fill cavity. Sprinkle the tops with vanilla fleur de sel and bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  5. If you are using a baking sheet scoop the dough using a cookie scoop and drop onto the baking sheet leaving 2" between each one. Slightly flatten with the palm of you hand and then sprinkle with the salt. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool on the pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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153g
protein
43g
carbs
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 These cookies have been featured on A Southern Mother along with a bunch of other great cookie recipes that will make your mouth water!

Do you have a favorite salty and sweet pairing?

 

 


Bourbon Caramel Cream Cheese Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Bourbon Caramel Cream Cheese Cookies

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12 days

Last night I was baking some cookies for my husband to bring to work today. I decided two types was not enough and opted to make a third cookie but what to make? So I decided to check the cabinets and refrigerator and see what I could come up with for ingredients. I still had some of the Bourbon Caramel from here left over in the refrigerator and I had some cream cheese. Add on the standard baking supplies and some cool gold sprinkles and voilà… Bourbon Caramel Cream Cheese Cookies were born. They are soft, they are rich and they are oh so very good! The bourbon caramel gives it a lovely, smokey flavor that really makes the cookies pop.

While the cookies were baking I decided to glaze them as well so I could add more caramel flavor and use my pretty gold sprinkles. A simple glaze, added while the cookies were still warm allows the glaze to slide over the top and sides of the cookie. The hardest thing to do with these cookies is to wait for the glaze to set in order to eat one. According to my husband these were really popular today at his office and everyone really enjoyed the flavor combination too. So if you don’t believe me on the taste then trust an entire I.T. department.

This is the final post in the My 12 Days of Sweets series. I hope that you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed coming up with all of these goodies to share with you. Now I get to take a wee break from baking for a couple of days and focus on cooking, cleaning and wrapping gifts instead.

Bourbon Caramel Cream Cheese Cookies

Bourbon Caramel Cream Cheese Cookies
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8795 calories
1130 g
1477 g
416 g
89 g
253 g
2088 g
835 g
646 g
13 g
127 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2088g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8795
Calories from Fat 3657
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 416g
640%
Saturated Fat 253g
1264%
Trans Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
Monounsaturated Fat 108g
Cholesterol 1477mg
492%
Sodium 835mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates 1130g
377%
Dietary Fiber 17g
68%
Sugars 646g
Protein 89g
Vitamin A
271%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
53%
Iron
53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cookies
  1. 1 3/4 c. (3 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  2. 8 oz. cream cheese
  3. 2 c. sugar
  4. 2 lrg. egg yolks
  5. 5 c. flour
  6. 1/2 c. bourbon caramel sauce
For the glaze
  1. 2 c. confectioner's sugar
  2. 3-4 tbsp. milk
  3. 1 tsp. caramel extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325° and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and cream cheese. With the mixer on low slowly add the sugar and mix until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing until each is completely incorporated. Add the flour one cup at a time and mix just until combined. Stir in bourbon caramel.
  3. Scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets and bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes. While the cookies are baking make the glaze. In a bowl combine the confectioner's sugar, milk and caramel extract and whisk together to form a thick glaze. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes once removed from the oven and then move to a wire rack with wax paper under it. Top each cookie with 1/2 tsp. of the glaze and then top with sprinkles.
Notes
  1. You can use regular caramel sauce. The cookies will just not have the smokey you get with the bourbon.
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Sugar Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Simple Sugar Cookies

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I realized earlier this week that I did not have a plain old sugar cookie recipe posted on the blog. I don’t know how I never posted a recipe for one of the most basic cookies that there is in existence. I decided to rectify the problem though and share my recipe for sugar cookies. This is a really basic recipe for sugar cookies as you do not need to roll it out, chill it or use cookie cutters. Roll into balls, dip into sugar and press to flatten out. You can’t get any easier than that in a sugar cookie. This cookie has a crunchy outer edge and chewy middle.

As y’all know, I love being creative and making odd and different concoctions but my husband is vanilla. That means he is a basic, old-fashioned kind of guy. He likes vanilla ice cream, sugar cookies and yellow cupcakes with vanilla frosting. As you can see there is a bit of a pattern here. Very simple, basic flavors make him happy. So when I made these sugar cookies for him to bring to work he was a happy little camper. He took one bite and said, “Now this is a cookie I like!” Don’t get me wrong, he does try my whacky baked goods but he would much prefer the simpler tastes over me trying to reinvent the baking wheel.

Simple Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
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4308 calories
603 g
680 g
194 g
46 g
120 g
1031 g
1394 g
340 g
7 g
59 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1031g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4308
Calories from Fat 1708
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 194g
299%
Saturated Fat 120g
599%
Trans Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 50g
Cholesterol 680mg
227%
Sodium 1394mg
58%
Total Carbohydrates 603g
201%
Dietary Fiber 9g
37%
Sugars 340g
Protein 46g
Vitamin A
121%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
32%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 3/4 c. flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1 c. butter, softened
  5. 1 2/3 c. sugar
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  8. 1/4 c. whole milk
  9. colored sugar or white sugar to dip cookies into
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour, baking soda & baking powder in a bowl and stir together. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the flour mixture. The mixture will be crumbly. With the mixer on low slowly add the milk and mix until the dough comes together. Place the extra sugar or colored sugar on a small plate. Roll the dough into balls and set the dough balls onto the sugar. Flatten to about 1/4" thick with your palm. Place the sugar covered side up on the baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 2-3 minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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194g
protein
46g
carbs
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M&M Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
M&M Cookies

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So today is day four of My 12 Days of Sweets and I have decided to bring you a kid favorite treat. It’s another M&M cookie but this one is just plain old regular M&M Cookies that just happens to be super soft and chewy. M&M cookies are always a hit with my kids and I know a ton of other ones that think the same. So find some seasonal M&M minis or just some regular M&M minis and head into the kitchen to whip up a batch of yum!

Why M&M minis you ask? Well you can use regular M&Ms but, and this is a big but. The M&M distribution is not as great in cookie dough when you use regular M&Ms, especially if you are making smaller sized cookies for little ones. If you use regular M&Ms you get maybe a few per cookie but if you use the mini ones you get many more and it makes for prettier and better tasting M&M cookies. 

M&M Cookies

M&M Cookies
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5590 calories
823 g
873 g
234 g
57 g
141 g
1322 g
2588 g
480 g
8 g
62 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1322g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5590
Calories from Fat 2065
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 234g
360%
Saturated Fat 141g
707%
Trans Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 52g
Cholesterol 873mg
291%
Sodium 2588mg
108%
Total Carbohydrates 823g
274%
Dietary Fiber 16g
63%
Sugars 480g
Protein 57g
Vitamin A
127%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
350%
Iron
56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 c. butter, very soft
  2. 1 c. light brown sugar
  3. 2/3 c. sugar
  4. 2 lg. eggs
  5. 2 tsp. vanilla
  6. 3 tbsp. instant vanilla pudding mix
  7. 2 1/4 c. + 2 tbsp. flour
  8. 1/2 tsp. salt
  9. 1 tsp. baking powder
  10. 11 oz. pkg. M&M Minis
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla on medium- high, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Stir in the pudding mix, flour, salt and baking powder just until combined. Stir in the M&M Minis.
  3. Roll the dough into 1" balls. I use a regular cookie scoop and divide the scooped dough in half. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The cookies may look like they need to bake longer but do not. Remove them from the oven and let them cool on the pan for five minutes. The sugar continues to cook the cookies while they are cooling. This will ensure a soft and chewy cookie.
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234g
protein
57g
carbs
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Reese’s Pieces Cookies

by Jennifer Wieland
Reese's Pieces Cookies

 

12 days So here we are on day two of my twelve days of sweets and all I can say is, thankfully we are not a nut allergy house here. Honestly I don’t know what we would do if we were. Peanut butter in all its glorious forms is a staple here and one of the few things my nine-year old will eat regularly with his sensory issues. So, as a result I like to use peanut butter in a lot of my recipes. I like that by adding it I am also adding a nice dose of protein to a sweet treat that would not normally have much if any at all. Yes, I know I’m trying to justify eating sugar. It’s like when I try to convince myself it’s not bad when I bake with fruits and veggies because hey, there’s produce involved. There you have it though. My justification for yet another sugary bit of goodness. I decided to make Reese’s Pieces cookies because like I said peanut butter is a staple and my family is obsessed with all things Reese’s. I mean good Lord! Peanut butter and chocolate was one of the most brilliant ideas ever! Oh sure, the wheel was good too, and so was penicillin. Fire might be up there along with running water and indoor plumbing but come on peanut butter mixed with chocolate has to be pretty high on the list of awesome inventions/discoveries.

Reese's Pieces Cookies are a treat for any peanut butter lover! #reeses #reesespieces #cookie #recipe

Reese's Pieces Cookies
Serves 18
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266 calories
40 g
34 g
10 g
5 g
5 g
64 g
89 g
25 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
64g
Servings
18
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266
Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 34mg
11%
Sodium 89mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 40g
13%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  2. 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
  3. 1 c. sugar
  4. 1 c. dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  5. 2 lg. eggs
  6. 1 tsp. vanilla
  7. 2 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  8. 1 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1 10z. pkg. Reese's Pieces Minis
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and slowly stir in the flour and baking soda. Mix just until combined, scraping down sides and bottom of bowl as needed. Using a large spoon, fold in the Reese's Pieces Minis.
  3. Using a cookie scoop place the dough. Give each mound of dough a light press with your hand to flatten the tops some.
  4. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Cool on the pan for a few minutes and then move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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White Chocolate Passion Fruit Meltaways

by Jennifer Wieland

This year I was so excited to be able to be a participant in the 3rd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. This is a charitable event that is organized by two amazing bloggers. They are Julie from The Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil. They started this as a way to bring food bloggers together across the world and raise money for a worthy cause. The charity this year was once again Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. They are a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease.

There were food bloggers from eight countries that participated this year! Some great companies also partnered with the event to help match donations. Those companies were OXO, Dixie Crystals, Gold Medal & Grandma’s Molasses. Together we were able to raise a grand total of $13,778.40 which more than surpassed Julie and Lindsay’s goal of $10,000.

So how did this work? Each blogger registered and contributed a donation to the event and then each blogger was assigned three other bloggers. We then baked a new recipe to our blogs and mailed out a dozen cookies to each of the bloggers we were assigned. We in turn received a dozen cookies from the bloggers who had our names. It was great fun and the kids and I got excited with each package’s arrival to see what yummy treats we received.

All of us are posting our recipes on our blogs today. It’s quite exciting to get to see what everyone made. So who did I send to and who did I receive from? Here they are:

Bloggers I sent to:

Becky at So Very Blessed

Emily at Sweet Bella Roos

Melissa at The Baked Equation

Bloggers I received from:

Taylor at Greens & Chocolate  – Chewy Ginger Cookies

Yang at Fortune Goodies  – Matcha Green Tea Cookies with White Chocolate and Sesame Seeds

Teri at The Freshman Cook  – Frosted Gingerbread Cookies

All of the cookies I received were really good! I would definitely suggest heading to each of the sites and seeing some good pictures of the cookies and the recipes themselves. Taylor, Yang and Teri all did great in my opinion!

So what did I send to Becky, Emily & Melissa? I sent them some White Chocolate Passion Fruit Meltaways. I love these cookies and to my four-year old daughter they are like crack. The girl literally threw herself on the ground and cried when I ran out of them. These cookies are light and literally melt in your mouth when you eat them. They are a good flavor pairing as I have addressed my fixation of all things white chocolate and passion fruit previously on the blog. They make a good addition to your holiday cookie tray in that they are something people will not expect. The tropical flavor and white chocolate will be a unique taste surprise.

White Chocolate Passion Fruit Meltaways

White Chocolate Passion Fruit Meltaways
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3317 calories
378 g
402 g
194 g
25 g
121 g
664 g
187 g
220 g
6 g
58 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
664g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3317
Calories from Fat 1705
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 194g
298%
Saturated Fat 121g
603%
Trans Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 51g
Cholesterol 402mg
134%
Sodium 187mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates 378g
126%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 220g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A
90%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
40%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 c. all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 c. corn starch
  3. 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
  4. 3/4 c. butter, cut into cubes
  5. 1 tbsp. passion fruit juice
  6. 1 c. white chocolate chips
  7. 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar for coating
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour, corn starch and 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and juice until smooth. Add the flour mixture and mix on low. Once it thickens scrape down the sides and then increase speed. Mix until it becomes dough-like and then stir in the chocolate.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for 45 minutes. When the dough is almost ready preheat the oven to 350° and line the baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll the dough into 1" balls and bake them for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake them. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Once cooled completely roll them in the remaining confectioner's sugar.
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