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Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies

This crunchy oatmeal cookies recipe is perfect with icing!  Learn how to bake oatmeal cookies with this easy recipe.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.comMy Plain Oatmeal Cookies were my most popular post of 2014.  I guess people love their oatmeal cookies.  I figured I would go with a variation on a theme this year, and make a crunchy oatmeal cookies recipe with icing.

I’ve made this recipe before, but I thought it could use a sight modification or two, so I was only too happy to revisit it.

Besides being my first recipe of 2015, it was another first as well.  It was the first thing I baked in my new oven!  Woot, woot!

Yeah, my oven bit the dust a couple weeks ago.  It turns out it was some electronic part, a part that is no longer being manufactured.  The stove worked okay, though, so we ate stovetop meals through Christmas, and finally got the new equipment delivered on New Years Eve.

It was about a year ago my fridge died too.  I remember shopping for the new fridge while Robb was out of town and too busy to answer his phone.  I got a good deal with the cyber Monday sales though.

If this trend keeps up, I will expect to get a new dishwasher next holiday season.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

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You guys, I’m so stoked to let you know that this is the COOKIE OF THE MONTH!

I’m asking you guys to jump in and participate in this recipe.  I want you to make this cookie, take a picture of the finished product, and send it to me! There are 4 good ways to get that photo to me:

1. Drop it on my Facebook page.  (Don’t just tag me, because Facebook is a little unreliable at delivering the message that I’ve been tagged and I may not see it.)
2. Post it on Instagram and tag or at-mention me.  My handle there is @jensfavoritecookies.
3. Post it on Twitter and at-mention me.  My Twitter handle is @JenSto2t
4. E-mail it to me at jen@jensfavoritecookies.com.

There will be prizes for a couple lucky winners each month!

Why am I doing this?  Well, I really want the feedback from you.  I want to hear and see your experience with these cookie recipes.  And I think all my readers can benefit from one another’s experience, not just from mine.  And it’s fun.

Mostly that last one.

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

So, on to the prize details.  Prizes will vary from month to month.  This month, there are two prizes available!

The first is from Kitchen Executive Chef, who makes my very favorite silicone mats.  These are really fantastic for baking cookies!  Nothing sticks to them, and they are easy to clean.  It makes cleaning baking sheets a total non-issue, which, for a dish-washing-hater like myself is a big deal.  They are nice a thick, high-quality mats.  Kitchen Executive Chef will deliver a two-pack in your choice of two sizes.  My favorite is the half-sheet pan size.  I use it constantly!

The second prize is a $25 gift card from Amazon.  The possibilities here are endless!  But if you need suggestions for awesome baking products, I’m happy to help.


Winners will be announced on January 30, so get those pictures turned in to me quick!  (Winners must reside in the US.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond to notification.)

And while you are dreaming of oatmeal cookies, check out these fun recipes from my friends!

Want more?  Try these fun oatmeal cookies!

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Recipe adapted from Created By Diane

Oatmeal Cut-Out Cookies
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A crispy, cut-out oatmeal cookie with a simple icing.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons mik
  1. Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add cinnamon, baking powder, and flour, and mix until combined. Add oats and mix until combined.
  3. Working with half the dough at a time, roll dough out on a floured surface, to about ⅜-inch thickness. Cut shapes (I used a 2½ - inch circle) and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350F for 11-14 minutes.
  5. For icing: place ingredients in a small bowl, and stir to combine. The consistency can be adjusted by adding more milk or more powdered sugar.
  6. Lightly frost cooled cookies.


Pumpkin Eggnog Cookies

This eggnog cookies recipe uses pumpkin!  This eggnog iced pumpkin cookies recipe will be your new holiday favorite.

Welcome to the second annual Cookie Week, hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen! We’ve teamed together with 10 other talented bloggers to bring you 5 fantastic days of cookie recipes to get you into the holiday spirits.  Thanks to Imperial Sugar, Circulon, Peanut Butter & Co. and Page Street Publishing for being a part of Cookie Week!

Pumpkin Eggnog Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a tasty holiday or Christmas cookie recipe!

Last year, I tried my hand at Eggnog Cookies.  And I was super impressed with myself.  (“Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble!”)

This year, I wanted to punch those up and take them to a new level.  And therefore, I added pumpkin.


I was worried if I replaced some of the eggnog with pumpkin, that there wouldn’t be enough of either flavor to shine through, but it turns out I had nothing to worry about.  I could taste both the flavors, and love, love, love them together.

They are perfect for that tiny window of time between pumpkin season and eggnog season.  They’re also perfect when you want eggnog season to start early, or you want pumpkin season to linger.

Pumpkin Eggnog Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a tasty holiday or Christmas cookie recipe!Supplies I used for this recipe:

Kitchen Aid Mixer, a definite must.
Half Sheet Panfor baking
Silicone Mat
Cookie Scoop (size 60), you almost can’t do this recipe without one.
Cooling Rack2-quart batter bowl  (mention my name and ask for 10% off!)
Spreading knife
Airtight plastic container
Parchment paper

Pumpkin Eggnog Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a tasty holiday or Christmas cookie recipe!

You guys, having friends is awesome, and having blog friends is one of the great joys of my life.

So I really must tell you what my friends have done.  Because they have some pretty amazing cookies too!  Check this out:

Other blogs participating later this week include:



Want more?  Try these eggnog treats!

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A cakey cookie made with eggnog and pumpkin, with an eggnog nutmeg glaze.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 4 dozen
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup prepared eggnog*
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup eggnog
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Whip butter. Add sugar and brown sugar and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add pumpkin, eggnog, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda, and mix well.
  3. Add flour and mix just until combined. Dough should be soft and sticky.
  4. Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto a greased or lined baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 13-15 minutes.
  5. For glaze, mix all ingredients together. Frost cooled cookies. Let sit a few minutes to let glaze harden.
*Store bought prepared eggnog is quite different than the homemade variety. This recipe was made using the store bought eggnog, which is what I recommend.


Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts

Pumpkin donut recipe;  You’ll love this buttermilk pumpkin donut recipe, with chocolate milk glaze!

Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts with Chocolate Milk Glaze from JensFavoriteCookies.comDonuts mean Halloween to me.  I think it’s because my grandparents always served donuts and cider when we went trick-or-treating at their house.

Of course, that doesn’t stop me from eating them every chance I get.  My favorite are the cake donuts.  Chocolate cake donuts.  Obviously.

This is the year I decided to buy a donut pan and try my hand at my own cake donuts.

But before I tackle my favorite chocolate donuts, I thought I would try the pumpkin version.  After all, pumpkin, donuts, Halloween, chocolate milk, they all go together, right?

Oh yeah, chocolate milk.  Did I mention that?  It’s perfect with pumpkin donuts.

Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts with Chocolate Milk Glaze from JensFavoriteCookies.com

I told you it’s my first time making donuts, right?  Technically, it’s my second time.  The first time I made the pumpkin donuts I made a total rookie mistake.  I filled the donut pan too full, and even after 30 minutes in the oven, the donuts were still gooey and weird looking.

{Note to self: don’t overfill the donut pan.}

Also, they were not that tasty.  Which is why I decided to add some buttermilk.  It’s my secret ingredient for making all baked goods tasty.

Don’t believe me?  Try one of these buttermilk recipes.  I have a whole list of them.

Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts with Chocolate Milk Glaze from JensFavoriteCookies.comPumpkin Buttermilk Donuts with Chocolate Milk Glaze from JensFavoriteCookies.com

I was pretty excited to use TruMoo Chocolate Milk to glaze these donuts with.  TruMoo is a brand we’ve been using for years at our house.  The swim coach told our son that chocolate milk was an excellent after-practice treat, and our son told us it was an absolute necessity.  (He loves chocolate milk!)

I like giving it to him, because I know TruMoo won’t have any high fructose corn syrup or artificial growth hormones in it.  In fact, an 8-oz glass has as much potassium as a small banana and as much calcium as 5 cups of broccoli!  And he would much rather have chocolate milk than broccoli.

So what was once an occasional treat is now more or less a daily one.  Which is fine with everyone.  We love having TruMoo around.

Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts with Chocolate Milk Glaze from JensFavoriteCookies.com

Can’t get enough of TruMoo?  Follow TruMoo on Pinterest for more delicious recipes and enter the Facebook contest for a chance to win weekly cash prizes through October 31!  You can also enter the TruMoo Sweepstakes for a chance to win a family trip for four!

And if all else fails, you still have some very nice donuts for Halloween.  Or whenever.

Want more? Try these dessert-like breakfast treats!

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Crumb Muffins
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Buttermilk Muffins
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Coconut Scones


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Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts
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A baked pumpkin cake donut with chocolate milk glaze.
Recipe type: Donuts
Serves: 11 donuts
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup chocolate milk
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  1. For donuts, combine melted butter, oil, and brown sugar. Add egg, pumpkin, and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, baking powder, and spice and mix well.
  3. Add flour and buttermilk alternately, mixing just until combined.
  4. Spoon batter into a plastic zipper bag with a corner cut off. Pipe batter into a greased donut pan, taking care not to over fill.
  5. Bake donuts at 350F for 9-11 minutes. Turn donuts out, and let cool.
  6. For glaze, combine milk and sugar. Spoon over cooled donuts. Wait a few minutes, and glaze a second time.
The glaze is quite thin. I had the best luck by glazing once, then freezing for a few minutes, and glazing a second time.
These donuts also taste great frozen!


Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Cinnamon Icing

Pumpkin cookies with icing;  Cover these egg-free pumpkin cookies with icing and watch them come to life!

Egg-free Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Frosting from JensFavoriteCookies.com - These will put you in the mood for fall!September is almost over, so I guess it’s time for me to hop on the pumpkin recipe bandwagon.

Which is not a problem.  I love pumpkin desserts.  The only problem has been that it has been unseasonably warm here, and it just doesn’t feel like fall yet.

This weekend, however, brought rain and lots of it.  A big storm even woke me out of a dead sleep, which is not something that commonly happens to me.  I can sleep through just about anything.

At any rate, the cool temps and overcast skies put me in the mood for pumpkin, and I dreamed up these pumpkin cookie bars and gave them cinnamon frosting, just for fun.

After I started thinking about them, I couldn’t wait to get started baking them!  I broke out the pumpkin right away.

Egg-free Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Frosting from JensFavoriteCookies.com - These will put you in the mood for fall!

One nice thing about pumpkin is it is naturally wet, which means you can use it to replace eggs in a baking recipe.  Lots of pumpkin recipes are sort of naturally egg-free.

Which is nice for the egg-allergy crowd.  Especially if they are also the pumpkin-loving crowd.

And who isn’t?

Egg-free Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Frosting from JensFavoriteCookies.com - These will put you in the mood for fall!Egg-free Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Frosting from JensFavoriteCookies.com - These will put you in the mood for fall!

I guess it’s time for me to embrace fall.  I always hate to see summer go, but fall really is lovely too.

My dog is loving this fall weather.  He sits outside in the sun, and just sits there, and sits there.  It’s even better if it’s a little windy and he can put his face into the wind.

He’s probably in the mood for pumpkin cookies too!


Want more?  Try these egg-free desserts!

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Pumpkin Cookie Bars with Cinnamon Icing
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An egg-free spiced pumpkin cookie bar with cinnamon frosting.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 15
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk or half & half
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add pumpkin and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined.
  3. Drop dough into a greased or lined 9x13 dish or quarter sheet pan. Press and smooth dough until it evenly covers the entire surface. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, until slightly browned on the edges, and not doughy in the center. Remove from oven and let cool.
  4. For frosting, combine all ingredients in a bowl, using electric beaters to mix until smooth and creamy. Frost cooled bars.
  5. Cut into 15 large or 20 small bars.


Nutmeg Buttermilk Cookies

Is it nerdy for grown women to have a battle of one-upmanship on a cell phone game?  Cuz that’s what’s happening with my friend and I on Temple Run.

I was feeling all awesome-sauce and big-headed about my score of 2.19 million, and bragging my face off to her.

Her: Is that real?  How did you get a score that high?
Me:  Being amazing.  Also, resurrection wings.  The permanent ones.

Two days later, she sent me a screenshot of her new high score, 2.88 million.


Me: Crud! You KNOW I have to beat that score now.
Her:  Bring it.

And I immediately set a new high score for myself… 2.22 million.  Not high enough.  I may or may not have then spent about 50,000 Temple Run Coins, and an hour and a half of real time trying to beat that score.

nutmeg cookie recipe


Welcome to my life.  It’s this exact sort of thinking that explains the rise of Farmville and the demise of soap operas.  I mean, we could be watching Days of Our Lives and eating nachos, but instead, we’re getting tips from our teenage sons on how to beat our friends at cell phone games. Continue reading “Nutmeg Buttermilk Cookies” »

Root Beer Cookies

unusual cookieIt’s the first week of school, and the first week of Health class for my 9th grader.  Having been through this class with his older brother last year, I knew a little about what to expect.  “Guess what this means?!” I taunted him.  “We get to talk about sex!”

Groan, groan.  “Ahh!  Do we have to?”  “Yes,” I replied confidently.  “You can’t get out of it.”

Robb and I are firm believers that parents of teens need to talk openly about sex.  Lots of my friends have told me they feel nervous or uncomfortable about talking to their kids about it, any part of it.  Robb and I are quite the opposite… we almost talk too much about it.  {We definitely talk too much about it, if you ask our kids!}  I try to tell my kids about the awkward conversations other kids are forced to have with uncomfortable parents, and convince them how lucky they are to have such open and honest parents as we are.

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Oreo Cookies (Small and Crispy)

Bake Oreo Cookies

Source: Adapted from LilaLoa, who calls them the end-all for chocolate cookies.

It’s summer, which means we have shed the daily routine of breakfast and school and homework in favor of a new routine.  It goes like this:  everyday, my children say, “Can I have a friend sleep over?” and I reply, “Did you practice the piano?  Clean your room?  Pick up your dirty socks?”  and they reply with that sound of complete frustration that is impossible to convey through the written word.  My hope that they will actually do these things without a breakout of world war three is dying quickly.

But, world war three led to a sleepover, which led to a desperate need for Chex Muddy Buddies, which led to this sage motherly advice:  “Read. The. Directions.”

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Lemonade Pound Cake

A moist lemonade pound cake, with lemonade soaking syrup and pink frosting.

Source: Ummm… about that.  I found this on an apron site.  Weird but true.

When I was a poor college student, I used to make this simple dessert called Lemonade Pie.  It’s just vanilla ice cream, mixed with frozen lemonade concentrate, poured into a graham cracker crust and frozen.  It was one of the few items that I had the A) time, B) money, and C) knowledge to create.  It was a little tart, but very refreshing when it was hot, especially since my dorm was without air conditioning.

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Coconut Cream Cookies

Coconut Cream Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.comA recipe for a coconut cookie made with pudding mix, with vanilla frosting.

Yield: About 3 dozen cookies

Today, while driving my son to school, I said, “I need to bake today.  What kind of cookies should I make?”  He looked at me like I was crazy… like the answer was so completely obvious to everyone else.  “Didn’t you hear me last night?” he said.  “You should make coconut cream cookies!”  The theme continued when I returned home, and mentioned the conversation to my husband and daughter.  They both agreed that coconut cream sounded great.  I wondered aloud how I would achieve such a feat, having never heard of a cookie like it.  My daughter replied very matter of factly, “Just make coconut cream pie, and then turn it into a cookie.”

Duh, mom.

I’ve been working on getting my site re-designed.  It was just time for an upgrade.  While my designer is slaving away on my site design, I figured it was as good an excuse as any to give my home office a re-design too.  Not really a re-design, per se.   More like… a cleaning.  My office is a complete disaster area.  It’s a pig sty.  It looks like an episode of “Hoarders.”  I freely admit it.  My goal is to have my office working like a well-oiled machine by the time I get my blog working like a well-oiled machine.  So, like 1-2 weeks from now.  And trust me, I’m going to need all that time.

Coconut Cream Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

I’m well practiced in the fine art of procrastination.  For instance, I have a goal to clean some of the garbage out of the office today, but I’m spending my time baking Coconut Cream Cookies.  And frosting them.  And writing about baking and frosting them.  And writing about not doing my cleaning.

I think I need a Diet Coke.

See what I mean?

Coconut Cream Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

I’ve decided to use this week’s cookie as my office-cleaning inspiration.  Yeah, I know it sounds weird.  The cookie is simple, clean, white.  It’s unfettered, unspotted, and un-covered-in-chocolate.  I want my office to be as beautiful and simple as this cookie.  Wish me luck.

I actually did take my daughters advice.  Sort of.  I used coconut cream pudding mix to create these cookies.  The last time I made cookies with pudding in them, they were extremely well-received.  They are definitely one of my more popular cookies around this house.  I have a feeling this version will be very well received, too.

Want more?  Check out these coconut favorites!

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Coconut Cream Cookies
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A coconut cookie made with pudding mix and covered in vanilla frosting
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 (3 oz.) box coconut cream pudding mix
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 4 T. butter, softened
  • 2 T. milk
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Beat butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add pudding mix, soda, and flour, and mix until just combined.
  3. Add coconut and mix just enough to incorporate.
  4. Drop scoops onto baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min.
  6. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Adjust consistency by adding more powdered sugar or milk.
  7. Frost cooled cookies


Coconut Cream Cookies on Measured By the Heart

I have a tendency to create a lot of coconut recipes.  It’s a disease.  I think there’s even a name for it in the official medical book of obscure diseases.  You can’t blame me, though.  I’m a product of my environment.  My family literally begged me to make Coconut Cream cookies this week.  It was an idea that came from the head of my oldest son, and all the kids backed him up.  Coconut Cream Cookies?  I’ve never heard of such a thing?  Exactly how am I supposed to make that?

I guess I’m more of a genius than I imagined, because I came up with a pretty tasty little creation, one that I’m pretty proud of.  One the family is thrilled with.  One that will stave off the coconut cravings in our house for at least a week.

Or, almost a week, anyway.

I feel super fortunate that Connie over at Measured by the Heart asked me to guest post today.  It was super nice of her!  If you click this link, you can get the full post complete with:

  • recipe
  • how this cookie inspired me to clean my hoarded office
  • some nice pics with my new favorite dish (I paid $3 for it at Ross)

I live a really exciting life, I know.

Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

red velvet cookiesA recipe for a soft, rolled red velvet sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting.

Source: I am Baker, who is obviously much more talented with a piping bag than I am.

Yield: this recipe is huge.  I ended up with around 5 dozen big 3″ cookies.

I kind of have a thing for red velvet.  I think it’s because it just comes with happy memories.  Red velvet cake has been a staple of our family birthday celebrations for decades.  It’s also tasty and pretty, so it’s no wonder I’ve developed this little obsession about it.  I have pinned several red velvet recipes, including red velvet whoopie pies, red velvet chocolate chip cookies, red velvet cupcakes, and of course, these red velvet sugar cookies.  Heaven.

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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

A recipe for a simple oatmeal cookie with vanilla icing.

Source:  Created by Diane, although hers are much more beautiful than mine.

Yield: 3-4 dozen

I had big plans for my weekend.  They involved spending a lazy morning in bed, doing some baking, playing a card game with the kids, and generally just taking it easy.  My husband also had plans, and his plans involved trips to the hardware store, heavy lifting, and the use of power tools.  I reluctantly (very reluctantly) gave up my lazy morning and my baking afternoon, and joined him.  Let me just tell you, the hardware store is not nearly as fun as the kitchen.  Not nearly.  I did get my revenge by insisting that he sit and chat with me while I baked these oatmeal cookies after dark. What can I say?  I just love company.

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Grapefruit Sandwich Cookies

A recipe for a crumbly grapefruit cookie sandwiched with grapefruit frosting.

Source:  Confections of a Foodie Bride.  Shawnda made them for a virtual baby shower, cute idea!

Yield: 15-30 cookies, depending on size

Late night baking is the curse of the food blogger.  I’ve been so busy blogging and keeping up with errands and my kids’ spring break and health concerns, it has been really hard to find time to bake.  I was determined to make these beautiful grapefruit cookies this week, so I started the batch about 11 pm.  I was fueled by a recent re-read through the recipe, which made me drool over the thought of grapefruit juice.  I pulled the grapefruits out of the fridge and smelled them.  Mmmm.  I can see why people want to do that grapefruit diet.

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Dulce de Leche Cookies


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A recipe for a soft caramel cookie sandwiched with dulce de leche.

Source: Annies Eats, which I found thanks to Pinterest.

Yield:  about 18 sandwiches

When I saw the photo of these cookies on Pinterest, I knew I would make them.  It turns out, Superbowl Sunday was the perfect day for the job.  I was also kind of excited to try Dulce de Leche, a product I have never used.  It’s a tragedy, really… sweet, caramelized milk cannot possibly taste anything but amazing.  The only real problem was finding it at the store.

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

A recipe for a dark chocolate rolled sugar cookie embellished with royal icing.

Source:  Annie’s Eats, whose cookies are way cuter than mine.

Yield:  Varies according to cookie cutter size, but I ended up with around 2-3 dozen.

I’ve been meaning to make this recipe for a while now.  I mean, let’s face it, a chocolate sugar cookie is a brilliant idea!  What finally put me over the edge was a recent neighborhood class about using royal icing.  I’m not great at royal icing, I’m a complete novice.  The class was fun and informative, and I decided it was time to put my new knowledge to the test.  These chocolate sugar cookies were the perfect device.

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Cream Cheese Cookies

A quick and simple recipe for a soft and creamy cookie.

Source:  This is another recipe from my mother-in-law’s very old Betty Crocker cooky book.

Yield: about 3-4 dozen cookies

This cookie sounded so good in the recipe book.  I mean, I love cream cheese, and I frankly think that it’s hard to go wrong with cream cheese and basically any other food.  Cream cheese and onions?  YES!  Cream cheese and marinara sauce? YES! Cream cheese and crab?  This is actually the only way I’ll eat crab.  So cream cheese and a cake mix was a no-brainer.

This recipe is deceptively similar to the Oreo Cookies I posted some time ago.  They both use a box cake mix, which makes them both easy and versatile.  This recipe called for a yellow cake mix or a devils food cake mix.  I was really in the mood for chocolate (as usual), but when I checked my pantry I found about 4 yellow cake mixes and only one chocolate.  Bummer.

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