Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snickers Cookies2 days in a row with a blog post. This used to be the norm, sadly other things have been taking up my time. I am perfectly fine with the break to be honest, but then sometimes, I come a write down my thoughts. Not only 2 days in a row, 2 desserts. So if you aren’t getting the quantity, then at least I am providing quality,  because let’s all be honest, it is much more fun to look at dessert recipes. In yesterday’s post, I let you all know of the cake/pie schism in our house. There really is no agreement on desserts, but cookies are a happy middle ground for everyone in the house. Not necessarily our favourite dessert but we all love them! So with cookies we get smiles on all the faces, which makes it one of the desserts that we enjoy more often. I had a bag of Snickers Baking Bites that my mom brought me from the States, we don’t have these in Canada but chopped Snickers Chocolate bars will certainly do.

Recipe from Cooking Classy

  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 – 8 oz Snickers candy bars, chopped (about 1 1/2 – 2 cups) – I used one bag Snickers Baking Bites
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped lightly salted peanuts
  • Parchment Paper
  1. Cream together butter with both sugars until creamy. Add eggs, one at time. Add vanilla.
  2. Add first four dry ingredients, and beat until completely combined. Beat in chocolate chips, Snickers and peanuts.
  3. Line baking sheets with Parchment paper. Roll about 3 Tbsp. of dough into a ball and place on cookie sheet. You can get between 8-10 on each sheet, but no more than that because they will spread out.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let rest for 2 additional minutes on warm cookie sheet. Remove to cool, or eat warm.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

Walnut Shortbread Bars

Walnut Shortbread BarsChristmas time is upon on us, which means, time to get your baking on! Well, if you enjoy baking that is. I certainly do. I love being in the kitchen making some tasty goodies. Perhaps, because I really love eating goodies. A sweet tooth, I definitely have! This month we are all sharing Shortbread Recipes over at Fantastical Food Fight, and I couldn’t be happier. Shortbread is one of my most eaten Christmas treats. I will always put one on my plate if they are available. This year I went for Shortbread Bars, I found the recipe in a Canadian Living Holiday Best Magazine, all the way back from 2005. These are delicious, and being bars they are quite easy as well. Trust me, you want these on your Christmas dessert menu.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Parchment Paper
  • 24 walnut quarters
  1. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add next three ingredients, beat until just mixed in. Add flour, and beat until incorporated. Sometimes shortbread takes longer than you expect to come together. Just keep beating until smooth. Beat in chopped walnuts, until just combined.
  2. Spread into a 9 inch square baking dish, lined with parchment paper. Cut into 24 squares. Place a walnut half onto each square and gently press down a bit.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Immediately re-cut bars when out of oven, then let cook completely.
  4. Eat and Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Pudding Cookies

Chocolate CherryCookies. Cookies have my heart. Cookies are a great way to show you love someone. Baking cookies just feels good! These cookies. They were so so good. They use a special kind of chips that my parents brought us back from the states. I hadn’t actually decided what to do with them. I was perusing this month’s Secret Recipe Club assignment, Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, and found this gem. I made them immediately. I wasn’t even planning to bake that day, I literally left the computer and went straight to the kitchen. I am so glad I did, they were met with rave reviews. We simply loved them. I am happy to report that although almost the entire batch got eaten in one day, I secretly hid some in the freezer to add to the Christmas baking tray. Chocolate Cherry will be such a nice addition. I came back after my baking and perused the rest of the blog, and I have pinned so many recipes. I think I have met my taste bud doppelgänger. Every single recipe sounds so delicious. So expect to see many more recipes popping up! From Vermont Pumpkin Spice Cake, Taco Macaroni and Cheese, Hazelnut Pancakes, I will be coming back for more!

On to the cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3.4 oz chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 bag Nestle Tollhouse DelightFulls Dark Chocolate and Cherry morsels
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Parchment paper
  1. Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, then pudding mix. Add flour and baking soda. Stir in both chips.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop about a Tbsp. of dough per cookie. Bake each batch for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Let rest on warm cookie sheet for 5 additional minutes, then remove to cool.
  3. Eat and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookie Bars

Cookie BarsThis recipe found at Layers of Happiness was just what the doctor ordered. Originally they called it slab pie, and served it warm with ice cream, which would have been fabulous. Cookie bars worked better for us, so we skipped the ice cream and cut them a bit smaller. They were decadent little bad boys, so a small slice was more than enough. I very slightly adapted the recipe as I had a bag of Nestle Tollhouse Caramel filled chocolate chips, and thought they would taste great! I was right, as usual, they did. hubby enjoys pretty much any baking that I add toffee bits (skor) here in Canada, too, so he would be quite happy to have me make these again!

For the crust:

  • Parchment Paper
  • 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 9 Tablespoons, melted unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

For the filling:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag Nestle Delightfulls, Milk Chocolate Morsels with Caramel Filling
  • 1 cup toffee bits
  1. Combine crust ingredients and press into a 13×9 inch baking pan, that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. While that is in the oven prepare filling. Combine butter, eggs, vanilla, both sugars and salt, with hand beater until fully combined. Use spatula to stir in Morsels and toffee bits. Scoop on to partially baked crust. Return to oven and bake for an additional 40 minutes. Let cool. Slice.
  3. Eat and enjoy!