Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

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To continue on with the theme this week of my favorite cookie recipes, I just had to share this peanut butter cup cookies recipe from Real Simple.  It is definitely one of my favorites.  I mean biting into a warm cookie with gooey peanut butter cups throughout, so amazing!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12-ounce package small peanut butter cups, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. This helps make the cookies easy to remove.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set bowl with dry ingredients aside. In a second bowl, cream the butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Add your egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture, combining until just incorporated. Gently fold in the peanut butter cup pieces.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Drop tablespoon size mounds of dough approximately 2 inches apart onto the baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool on a wire baking rack.  These cookies are so good!!  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe


Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

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When I think about making cookies, one of my favorite from my childhood are Snikerdoodles!  I am not sure where this recipe came from as it is one my mom taught me and I have been making for years now.  These are a great choice to bring to the holidays for children or picky eaters.  Everyone loves a good sugar cookie right?  Plus you can easily make them festive with sprinkles.

The BEST Snickerdoodle recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • cinnamon & sugar

Snickerdoodle recipe

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer.

Baking snickerdoodle cookies

How to make snickerdoodles

The BEST Snickerdoodle cookie recipe

Add your egg and beat until combined.

Snickerdoodle cookies- yum!

Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.

Snickerdoodle cookies

Add sifted dry ingredients to the butter, sugar & egg mixture.  Mix together until fully incorporated.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Snickerdoodle cookie dough

After chilling the dough, roll it out into walnut sized balls.  Roll each dough ball through a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.  If you want to add sprinkles to the cookies, make sure to add them to this cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Sprinkles will not stick well after the cookies are cooked, so adding them before hand it key.

Snickerdoodle cookie recipe

Place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Making snickerdoodles

Cool on wire rack.  Makes about 24 cookies.  These are still one of my favorite cookies and a big hit with kids! Enjoy :)

Making snickerdoodle cookies


White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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Merry Christmas!!  I rarely make cookies, except for during the holiday season.  Then I tend to go a bit crazy trying out new recipes as well as a few tried and true.  One of my favorite recipes is the Ocean Spray recipe for oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chunks and cranberries.  They are so good, and really simple to make.

Oatmeal cranberry white chocolate chunk cookie recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5-ounces Dried Cranberries
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips

Cranberry oatmeal white chocolate cookie ingredients

Preheat oven to 375ºF.  In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Oatmeal cranberry white chocolate cookies
Cranberry oatmeal white chocolate cookies

Add eggs, mixing well to combine.

White chocolate cranberry cookies- YUM!

In another bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt.

Cranberry oatmeal white chocolate cookie -YUM!

Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each.

Oatmeal cranberry white chocolate cookies -YUM!

Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks.

Cranberry oatmeal white chocolate cookie recipe

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

White chocolate cranberry cookies

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

White chocolate cranberry cookie recipe

Cool on wire rack. This recipes makes approximately 2.5 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

Oatmeal cranberry white chocolate chunk cookie recipe


Puppy Themed Sugar Cookies

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Along with with the puppy cake pops, I also made some puppy themed delicious sugar cookies for Clem’s 5th birthday party.  I had never made royal icing before and wanted to give it a go.  Being that Clem’s party colors were blue, green and red, I made these three icings.  The red was a bit more pink than I hoped, but still cute!

Puppy Party

I found my recipe for both the cookies and the icing at A Cake Story here.  The cookies were sooo tasty with yummy almond extract.  Here is the cookie recipe (read further for the royal icing recipe with lemon extract).