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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini chocolate chips cookies are a crowd pleaser!  These are perfect for taking to a backyard BBQ or picnic. We took these to a Girl Scouts picnic and they disappeared fast!  I mean who doesn’t love cookies!  And isn’t everything cuter when it’s small?

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These aren’t big cookies on a big plate.  They’re small cookies on a small plate.  Soft, delicious, chocolately cookies!

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Using mini chocolate chips adds to the mini fun of these cookies!  Make a big batch of these for your next party and watch them disappear!

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/4 cup flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  5. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1 cup butter, softened
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 12 oz mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large mixer bowl combine sugars, butter and vanilla and mix until creamy.
  4. Add eggs and mix.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Line your baking sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper. Drop spoonfuls (tablespoon for medium size cookies, teaspoon for tiny cookies) of the dough onto the cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
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Peppermint Melt Cookies

Fall rolls around and people get all pumpkin crazy.  Now, I love the pumpkin things, too, but it’s when the pumpkin goes away the peppermint appears and that’s when I get crazy.  I’m peppermint crazy!  That’s why on a Sunday afternoon, despite having done a lot of prep work in the kitchen all day I decided to whip up a batch of Peppermint Melt Cookies.  Even if it required a second grocery store trip to pick up some candy canes and powdered sugar.

Peppermint Melt Cookies #dessert #baking #cookiesThese little Peppermint Melt Cookies are a sweet little treat.  They melt in your mouth, hence the name.  They are crumbly little bits of peppermint deliciousness.  These are the kind of cookies Santa would love to have!

Peppermint Melt Cookies
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For the cookies
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  4. 1 1/4 cup flour
  5. 1/2 cup cornstarch
For the icing
  1. 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2 tbsp milk
  3. 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  4. 2-3 drops red food coloring
  5. 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  6. crushed candy canes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in the extract. In a separate bowl combine the flour and cornstarch. Add the flour and cornstarch mixture to the creamed mixture while beating a little at a time. Once combined cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place them on a lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes, until the bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl cream the butter. Add the milk, peppermint extract and food coloring and mix until combined. Gradually add the powdered sugar until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary. Spoon the icing on the cooled cookies and sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top.
  4. Store in an airtight container.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

There are a few classic recipes you should have in your arsenal and I think Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are one of them.  And I thought everyone had a Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars recipe until I was asked for mine.  Twice.  I knew this recipe had to be shared.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars #recipe #dessertI’m all for traditional chocolate chip cookies, but sometimes I want something just a little different.  I don’t want to seem so boring.  And sometimes going from round cookies to square cookies is just enough to be exciting!  And well, when you make cookies in bar form they tend to be a little thicker.  And chewier.  And seem chocolateyier.  And they make you make up new words like chocolateyier. 

I shared these with a room full of moms yesterday and they were a hit!  And then I shared the leftovers with a few guys and the loved them, too.  And then I brought the rest home and hubby had to have a few with a big glass of milk.  Who can resist? 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars #recipe #dessert

So, if you need to bring a dessert and you don’t want to be boring with round cookies you should definitely try these out!  Bonus!  You probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry!  And if you’re keeping track, yes, I’ve shared a bar cookie recipe before, but that one calls for an ingredient you may not have on hand.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  2. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  3. 1 cup butter
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 2 1/4 cups flour
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 12 oz (2 cups) chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer combine sugars, butter, vanilla egg on medium speed. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. (dough will be stiff).
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Press the dough in an ungreased rectangular pan (13" x 9" x 2").
  5. Bake 15 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  7. When cool cut into small squares. (makes about 30 bars)
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Gimme S’more Cookies!

Hey!  Happy Monday!  How was your holiday weekend?  Ours was busy and fun filled and exhausting and lake-tastic.  We’re on our way home today and it’s back to reality.  But I can pretend I’m still at the lake and enjoying the evenings around the fire by making S’more Cookies!  S'more cookies #dessert #recipe #bakingI’m such a sucker for marshmallowy chocolate goodness.  Remember how I made a S’moreclair cake for my birthday last year?  Oh, an that time I made S’more Brownies?  And we cannot spend a spring/summer/fall evening at the lake without making s’mores!  So, of course I love these s’more cookies, too!

S'more cookies #dessert #recipe #bakingMy friend, Sarah, shared this recipe with me and I actually waited a really long time to make them.  And maybe that was a good thing, since I have no self control.  Had I made them sooner I probably would weigh 10 lbs more.  😉

The girls love these cookies, too.  But is that really any surprise?  They’re kids!  And they love chocolate and marshmallow, too.  Hubby wasn’t as big a fan, but that’s mainly because they’re not a fudgy brownie or a peanut butter cookie.  He likes what he likes. 

So now that I love these cookies I’ll be tempted to make them all the time.  Luckily I don’t keep Hershey kisses around, so it takes some preplanning to make these. So they’ll likely only be made for special occasions.  And that’s OK with my waistline me.  OK, enough babbling from me.  Here’s how to make these delicious s’more cookies!

Gimme S’more Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 42 Heshey's kisses

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix oats, flour, crushed graham crackers, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer 30 seconds. Beat in brown and granulated sugars. Beat in eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture. Chill, covered, for 1 to 4 hours.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto a Silpat lined cookie sheets. Bake cookies in 375 degree oven for 8 minutes; remove from oven.
  4. Using the back of a teaspoon measure, make an indentation in each cookie top. Fill a piping bag with the marshmallow creme. Pipe 1 teaspoon creme into center of each cookie. Push a Hershey's kiss into creme, point side down. Return cookies to oven; bake 2 or 3 minutes more or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Cool completely on wire racks. Makes 42 cookies.
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Add some Kisses to your grocery list and plan to make these for a fun summer treat!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Top o’ the morning to ya!!!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I don’t have any classic Irish recipes to share with you today, but I do have a fun green one for you!  Mint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies!

Mint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies #baking #recipe #dessertCupcake and Pumpkin had fun helping me whip up a batch of these yesterday.  They took turns adding in the ingredients.  The kitchen is getting crowded these days since both girls want to help! 

These are super simple to make and don’t require a lot of ingredients.  I would recommend using a gel food coloring as opposed to a liquid one and add a good bit of it if you want brighter colors as the meringues will brown a bit when they’re baked. 

Mint Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  2. 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1/8-1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  5. 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  6. green food coloring gel
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the egg whites for 30 seconds until foamy.
  3. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat for 2 minutes until soft peaks form.
  4. Gradually add sugar while continuing to beat on high speed. Continue beating for 3-4 minutes until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
  5. Add peppermint extract, chocolate chips and food coloring and gently fold into the egg whites.
  6. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment.
  7. Add egg whites to a icing bag and cut the corner large enough for the egg whites and chocolate chips to flow out.
  8. Pipe into mounds about 1 1/2 in diameter.
  9. Bake for 1 hour, until meringues are dry. Turn oven off and prop open the oven door and allow meringues to rest in the oven for 30-60 minutes.
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Have any green fun planned for today?