When I was a kid, I refused to eat nuts. In reality, I had never actually even tried nuts, I just assumed I must not like them because I said I didn’t like “crunchy things.” How I ever got away with this, I have no clue. I think I was first introduced to nuts with my mom’s famous Chocolate Chip Pecan Shortbread cookies, and then gradually discovered that I really like them.
I’ve actually made these chocolate caramel cookies twice. I made them once at college, and they were so good that I decided to make them again when I was home and properly photograph them so I could put the recipe on my blog. Rolos fill the inside of the cookie and act as the caramel-stuffed inside. The two pair really well together. I had never really eaten many Rolos before I made these, but they’re actually delicious. Highly recommend.
All this time, I had just assumed I had a classic peanut butter cookie recipe on my blog, but alas, I was wrong. I have all sorts of cookies with peanut butter, but I didn’t have a recipe for the classic peanut butter cookies with crisscrosses on top and the ultimate chewy texture. So, now I do, and they are delicious.
I remember the first time I made these cookies, with my mom, and I loved them for so many reasons. One, they’re delicious of course. Two, they’re a lot of fun to make, especially with little kids as helpers. And three, the recipe I used to make them called them “Magic in the Middles”. How could you not fall in love with a cookie that has magic in the middle? Especially when it turns out the magic is peanut butter filled chocolate cookies.
Chocolate crinkles were the first recipe I made when I was a kid that wasn’t chocolate chip cookies. I made probably a batch of chocolate chip cookies a week, no joke. Back then, it was more about the product to me than the process. I loved eating cookies, as any child does, until it caught up to me and I though “Hey, maybe I should actually lay off the cookies,” so I did. But I also branched out, and this was the first new recipe I attempted.
I love when I stumble upon a simple, classic recipe that I haven’t included on my blog yet. There are probably several, actually, but I usually bake when I am home and that means I can’t bake with egg because of my brother’s allergy, so that restricts me a little bit. Although the other day I went out on a limb and made something with lots of egg that’ll be on the blog soon. It’s okay, he didn’t mind very much. But these are simple, classic, and extremely delicious, and they work with egg replacer!
These walnut roll cookies really surprised me. They’re a sweet cookie dough rolled up with a walnut mixture in the middle and glazed with a confectioners sugar icing on top. They surprised me because they’re so so good! Not that I didn’t think my own cookies would be good, but I just didn’t expect them to be this good I suppose. They’re crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside and the sweet glaze on top really just makes the cookies.
I am a huge fan of chocolate cookies. Whether chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cookies, or both, as in this case. These brownie cookies are made from brownie batter that is refrigerated for long enough so that the cookies don’t flatten completely when they’re baked, but still taste just like brownies!
Merry Christmas Eve! Are you still looking for a good cookie recipe to leave out for Santa? Well I’ve got the perfect recipe for you. Nothing beats a simple M&M cookie. I made these M&M cookies using mostly the same recipe as my chocolate chip cookies recipe except I substituted M&M’s for chocolate chips. More specifically, I used Christmas M&M’s, because I love Christmas themed everything.
Only 4 short days til Christmas Day! Crazy how fast December flies by, or at least for me it does. Today is also the day with the least amount of daylight all year. I love December because of all the Christmas hype. I love putting up lights and decorating the tree and wrapping presents and watching the number of presents under the tree go up and up. But even more so, I love Christmas desserts. I love making Christmas cookies and decorating gingerbread men. I want to try making a Yule Log cake this year too.