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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

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I’m always looking for new and interesting cookie ideas to share with you.  I’m like a hunter at the grocery store… hunting down fruits, nuts, chocolates, candies, basically anything that might work in a cookie recipe.

It’s a little weird, I know, but that’s my life.

The thing is, though, when the kids and I want to make cookies just for fun, you know what we always make?  Chocolate chip or peanut butter.  The classics.

Maybe that’s why I decided that this month’s Cookie of the Month needed to involve peanut butter.  You can never go wrong with a peanut butter cookie.

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Of course, I also have trouble leaving well enough alone, so I took my plain jane peanut butter cookies and sandwiched them with chocolate ice cream.

Actually I used this chocolate ice cream with a ripple of peanut butter in it, because that’s how I am.  I love chocolate ice cream, but chocolate peanut butter ice cream is even better.

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Since this is the Cookie of the Month, there are lots of people sharing peanut butter cookies with you today!  Check out this variety:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies from Tastes of Lizzy T
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Bake or Break
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies from The Cooking Actress
Rolo Peanut Butter Blossoms from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints from Crumb: A Food Blog
Peanut Butter and Syrup Cookies from Kelli’s Kitchen
Peanut Butter Compost Cookies from Gotta Get Baked
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookie Cups from 365 Days of Baking and More
Peanut Butter Cup Sandwiches from Posed Perfection

 

Want more?  Try these peanut butter cookies!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
 
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Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with chocolate ice cream.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 8-10 sandwiches
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • chocolate ice cream
Instructions
  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and flour, and mix until combined.
  3. Form dough into large 2-inch balls, and place on a baking sheet. Use a fork to flatten cookies. Bake at 350F for 12-14 minutes.
  4. Let ice cream soften slightly. Place a generous amount of ice cream between two cookies. Place sandwiches in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before serving.

 

Oatmeal Cream Pies

Little Debbie oatmeal cream pies copycat recipe;  You’ll love this simple homemade oatmeal cream pie recipe with marshmallow filling.

Oatmeal Cream Pies from JensFavoriteCookies - you'll love this Little Debbie copycat recipe with marshmallow filling!A long time ago, (2011) when this blog was in its infancy, I used to only do recipe reviews, and I never made up my own recipes.

My, how times have changed.

I remember when I started creating my own recipes, how nervous I was about it.  “This is not like throwing a bunch of stuff in a pot and calling it a stew,” I told Robb.  “Baking is chemistry.  And I am really bad at chemistry.”

But I forged ahead.  One of my early successes was these Pumpkin Swirl Cookies.  They were mighty tasty, and I rode the high from that win for quite a while.

Today, I wanted to re-blog a recipe I reviewed way back when.  This recipe is fully not mine.  I borrowed it (and made only the most minor of changes) from Craving Chronicles.  Click through and see for yourself.  It totally belongs to Craving.

Oatmeal Cream Pies from JensFavoriteCookies - you'll love this Little Debbie copycat recipe with marshmallow filling!

I should probably tell you that I did consider making some changes to this recipe, just to make it my own.  I even looked at some other recipes to get some ideas.  I found one that used a cream cheese frosting, and another that used heavy cream, but I couldn’t imagine anything giving a better, more authentic flavor than this marshmallow filling, so I stuck with it.

It has a nice texture that works well with the soft cookie, without squishing out the sides.

No one needs a cookie with the filling squishing out.  They’re messy enough as it is.  Just ask my camera, which is now spotted with marshmallow filling fingerprints.

Oatmeal Cream Pies from JensFavoriteCookies - you'll love this Little Debbie copycat recipe with marshmallow filling!Oatmeal Cream Pies from JensFavoriteCookies - you'll love this Little Debbie copycat recipe with marshmallow filling!

I do think that September just feels right for these cookies.  Maybe it’s that back-to-school season that has me ready, I don’t know.

I’ll admit that I devoured a couple of these babies before the kids got home from school.  Once they are home, there’s no hope.  I had to stash a few to put in lunches the next day, and I had to loudly and strongly insist that they leave a couple for Robb.

Which just goes to prove, this cookie is perfect just the way it is.

 

Want more?  Try these oaty cookies!

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Oatmeal Cream Pies
 
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A soft oatmeal sandwich cookie with marshmallow filling.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 20
Ingredients
COOKIE:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • 1½ cups flour
FILLING:
  • 2 teaspoons very hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 7 oz. marshmallow creme
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugars. Add molasses, eggs, and vanilla, and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Add quick oats, and mix until combined. Add flour and mix until combined.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
  5. For filling, mix salt and hot water in a small dish, until salt dissolves. Let cool.
  6. Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl until smooth and fluffy. Add salt water and mix well.
  7. Frost cooled cookies, and sandwich together.

 

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies

This peanut butter and jelly cookie is perfect for back to school!  The kids will love this peanut butter and jelly cookie.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies - Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter filling and jam.Y’all, my sister is back.  Remember when Em made her debut on this blog, with this Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade?  Today she is celebrating PB&J.  Just in time, too, since school is starting.

Take it away, Em!

 

“It’s peanut butter jelly time somewhere” I said, leaning over the sink, cramming a sandwich into my mouth.

Is it just me or does anyone else think that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches could end wars?  It’s like an acceptable way to eat dessert for lunch, which is funny because we’re adults.  We can eat whatever we want whenever we want to.  I still feel like I need to justify eating a PB&J though, which I do by telling myself that the protein is good for me.  (See how I completely ignored the vast amounts of sugar to focus on the protein?  I’m like the patron saint of sandwiches.)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies - Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter filling and jam.

I really can’t think of a food more universally adored than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches….except for maybe cookies.

While chocolate chip is probably the most commonly known and loved variety of cookies, I’m saying “give peanut butter and jelly a chance”.  Although, when it comes to these PB&J cookies, I really should be saying “give peanut butter and BUTTER and jelly a chance” because GOOD GRIEF is there a lot of butter in these bad boys!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies - Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter filling and jam.

But let me tell you, they’re worth every calorie.  These are, without a doubt, the messiest and yummiest cookies ever.  If John Lennon were still around, he’d write songs about them.

 

Want more?  Check out these sandwiches!

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies
 
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A delicious peanut butter cookie sandwiched with your favorite jam.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 16
Ingredients
COOKIE:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup quick oats
FILLING:
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ⅓ cup jam of your choice (I used strawberry)
Instructions
  1. To make the cookies: heat oven to 350 F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper (or spray with cooking spray). Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and chunky peanut butter until smooth. Beat in sugars until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low speed, beat in flour mixture until just blended, then stir in oats.
  3. Spoon level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Using a floured fork, make a crisscross pattern on top of each ball by pressing dough into flat 2¼-inch circle, about ¼-inch thick. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned at edges. Let cool on baking sheet 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the filling: In a bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat sugar, smooth peanut butter, butter, and milk until smooth and fluffy. Spread 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture on bottoms of half of the cookies. Spread jam on bottoms of the remaining cookies, using 1 teaspoon for each cookie. Sandwich together peanut butter-covered cookies with jam-covered cookies.

 

 

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies

These easy whoopie pies are flavored with orange, and filled with blueberry frosting.  This recipe for whoopie pies might be your new favorite!

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!One of my favorite things is when I open the fridge and the produce drawers are full of gorgeous fresh fruits and vegetables.

But… confession:  I don’t like eating most fruits plain.  I would literally rather eat a celery stick than an orange or a handful of blueberries.  I love everything about citrus fruits, except eating them plain.

I’m not really sure where my son, The Fruitarian, came from.  That kid would rather eat plain fruit than just about anything.  And not just apples and oranges, either.  He’ll eat kiwi, berries, grapes, he’s the only one in the house who will eat honeydew, and he can practically eat half a watermelon all by himself.

Personally, I’d rather bake with the oranges.  Which is what I did today.

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

By the way, I’m adding this to the long list of buttermilk recipes on this site.

It’s a thing.

I can’t help myself.  The thought of a cookie made with orange zest and buttermilk was just too tempting.  Buttermilk gives a sort of sour flavorfulness to baked goods, and orange really gives a fresh taste without being overwhelming.

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Use fresh oranges and blueberries in this fun cookie!

I used blueberries to make this frosting, but I think it would be great with raspberries or strawberries or blackberries too.

The whole cookie has a kind of fresh-produce-drawer feel to it, if you ask me.  Nothing better for summer!

Want more?  Check out these citrus favorites!

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Orange Blueberry Whoopie Pies
 
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A cakey orange buttermilk cookie, sandwiched with fresh blueberry frosting.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • zest from one orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and orange zest and mix well.
  2. Add salt and soda and mix well.
  3. Add buttermilk alternately with flour, mixing just until combined.
  4. Drop spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet, and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes.
  5. FOR PUREE: Combine berries with water in a pot, and cook over medium high heat. Once berries start to soften (this should only take a minute or two) use a potato masher or fork to mash berries. Continue to cook for a couple minutes more, stirring, to let mixture thicken slightly. (I ended up with 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of puree.)
  6. FOR FROSTING: In a mixing bowl, combine puree with 3 T. butter, and powdered sugar. Powdered sugar can be adjusted to reach the consistency you prefer.
  7. Once cookies have cooled, frost the bottom of a cookie and sandwich it with another cookie. Store in an airtight container.

 

S’mores Cookies

This s’mores cookies recipe uses graham cracker chocolate chip cookies and toasted marshmallow frosting, a great summer treat!

S'mores Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  Graham cracker chocolate chip cookies with toasted marshmallow frosting!Happy Man turned seven this week.  Happy Man is my nephew and he is one hysterical kid.  I still think about the week he spent his afternoons with me a couple years ago.  He asked me about my brakes.  What 5-year old does that?

A couple months ago, Happy Man’s brother, Scooter, had a birthday too, and I gave him an entire batch of these gorgeous Brownie Cookies.  They were a hit, and with good reason.  They’re freaking amazing, if I say so myself.

I don’t think Scooter shared his cookies with Happy Man.  It was very sad.

I told Happy Man he would have his very own entire batch of whatever cookie he wanted for his birthday.  Trouble was, Happy Man had no idea what kind to choose.  And, Mom said he likes everything.  Which narrows it down to any flavor in the universe.

S'mores Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  Graham cracker chocolate chip cookies with toasted marshmallow frosting!

Since our two families frequently go camping together, I have these memories of Happy Man with marshmallow all over his face after eating s’mores.  And since it was the only thing I had to go on, the S’mores Cookies were born.

This is not my first time baking with graham crackers.  In fact, adding some graham cracker crumbs to the chocolate chip cookies is just SO fantastic.  It gives a little unexpected oomph to the cookies.  I figured some marshmallow frosting would put these right over the top.

S'mores Cookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com  -  Graham cracker chocolate chip cookies with toasted marshmallow frosting!

I wish Happy Man could have seen me using the kitchen torch.  I know he would have been impressed.  He would probably have 25 questions for me about it, and then remember the experience for years.

If you don’t have a torch, don’t worry, these are still fantastic without torching.  I just love the color and texture the torch gives the edges.  It’s the difference between marshmallow and toasted marshmallow.  And, if you’ve ever been around a campfire, you know that’s a pretty significant difference.

Besides, it’s not every day a kid turns 7!

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S'mores Cookies
 
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A graham cracker chocolate chip cookie sandwiched with toasted marshmallow frosting.
Author:
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 18
Ingredients
COOKIES:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
FROSTING:
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • dash salt
  • pinch cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and graham cracker crumbs and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  4. For frosting, place egg whites, sugar, salt, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl and mix on high for several minutes until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fill a piping bag with frosting and pipe a generous amount onto the bottom side of a cookie, and sandwich with another cookie.
  6. *Optional step: Use a kitchen torch to lightly brown the frosting.

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Red Velvet Sandwich Heart Cookies

Red velvet cookies heart shaped;  These easy cookies are sandwiched with chocolate frosting.  A perfect Valentine treat!  Red Velvet Cookies heart shaped.

Red Velvet Heart Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite CookiesRed Velvet is all the rage these days, but I want you to know that when I was a kid, my mom would make Red Velvet Cake for special occasions.  Red velvet cake was all I knew, I could never have conceived of red velvet cookies, pancakes, crepes, fudge, brownies, dips, or any of the hundreds of other amazing creations I have seen lately.

My mom even had a heart shaped cake pan, and sometimes we would have a beautiful, heart shaped red velvet cake with pink frosting on Valentines Day.

My mom is kind of the best that way.  She’s great at making holidays fun, and giving little gifts she knows you’ll enjoy.

I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll go all out on a big red velvet cake for my kids this year.  I’m pretty lazy, after all.  Maybe I’ll tell them that only kids with good grades get red velvet cake.

Or maybe I’ll tell them that only adults get red velvet cake.  That’s even better.

Red Velvet Heart Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies

I already know this Valentines Day is going to be a good one, because I get to celebrate it with my blog buds!  We’re back!

This time around, everything is so cute; red, pink, chocolatey, or otherwise perfect for your Valentine.  With all this talent, you’re bound to find a recipe or two you can fall in love with!  You’ll want to check out each and every one, just in case.

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Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Dark Chocolate Whoopie Pies;  This chocolate whoopie pie recipe uses dark chocolate and vanilla frosting.  A delicious buttermilk chocolate whoopie pie!

Dark Chocolate Whoopie PiesWe spent two weeks searching for my son’s sparring gear.  He’s 8 years into his martial arts training, and it’s kind of a big deal for him to be without the sparring gear.

He thought he left it at the karate school, so we searched and asked, to no avail.  We thought it could be at the other location, so we searched and asked there, and again, nothing.

I was dreading spending the nearly $200 it was going to take to replace it.  I wanted to scream and yell.

Okay, I may have screamed and yelled.

Then… I walked into his bedroom for an unrelated purpose, and spotted the sparring gear in the corner.

Right where it goes.  *slow blink and long sigh*

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I called to him.  “You’re never going to believe what I just found!”  I had him stand next to me and look around his room, and even while looking straight at it, it took him a couple minutes and a dozen wrong guesses before he saw the gear.

“How am I supposed to find it when it’s put away?” he asked.  Which made me want to find the side of his head with my open palm.

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I bet he won’t have any trouble finding these dark chocolate cookies.  The kid loves chocolate.  And cookies.  This is why I deliberately made them on a day when I knew he would be gone all day.  This way, I get to eat one or two before he discovers them.

I made these with buttermilk, because… well… why not?  Buttermilk cookies are the very best.  Remember these Nutmeg Buttermilk Cookies from last Christmas?  I still dream about them.

Just like I dream that someday my kids be in charge of keeping track of their own stuff.

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Grilled Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich

This sandwich recipe uses peanut butter and Nutella; Recipe for a grilled sandwich with bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate hazelnut spread, a delicious after school snack.

grilled-sandwichI have this pet peeve.  Every time I tell my kids I’m running a quick errand and I will be home in 10 minutes, they call me.

Hippie Chick is notorious for this.  She will literally ignore me for hours, and the minute I leave the house, she has some pressing urgent issue to discuss with me that cannot wait 5 more minutes.

The minute I see the word “HOME” on my phone screen, I answer the phone this way:

Me: You better be bleeding out your eyes.
Hippie Chick: Uhhh….  Mom?  I’m hungry.  Can I have an apple?
Me: This can’t wait 2 and a half minutes until I get home?

These calls are basically always because they are hungry.

But I got the jump on them this time.  THIS time, I made the snacks BEFORE they got home from school.  Take that, kids.

Grilled Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich | Jen's Favorite Cookies

I can’t really claim this sandwich idea as my own.  This baby is the brainchild of my talented cousin.  I have these awesome cousins who live all over the country.  It’s lucky we have facebook, or I would have a tough time connecting with them.

She told me in a Facebook post about her delicious grilled PB&J sandwiches, with bananas and chocolate chips.  I mean, let’s face it, the idea is brilliant.  I did make some changes, mostly because I’m lazy.

First, I eighty-sixed the jam, partly because I wasn’t into that part of the idea, but mostly because I didn’t have any in the pantry.  Second, I traded out the chocolate chips for Nutella.

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In retrospect, that part may not have been such a good idea, because I basically gain weight every time there’s Nutella in the house.  The stuff is SO deliciously evil.

But, on the bright side, I earned myself 10 minutes of uninterrupted errand running.  (i.e. going to the gas station for Diet Coke.)  I hope.

Eat your sandwich, children.  And don’t call me.

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Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Recipe for lemon cookies with strawberry frosting;  These strawberry lemonade cookies are easy to make with fresh strawberries!  Cake mix lemon cookies and easy fresh strawberry frosting.

lemon cookiesI’ve been noticing lately how many of my stories begin with the phrase, “So I went to Costco….”

So, I went to Costco and came home with a giant box of strawberries.  Gorgeous, sweet, juicy strawberries.  I wanted nothing more than to bake with them.

Only, baking with strawberries is a total disaster.  TOTAL.  They have such a high water content, they completely change the chemistry of anything you might want to make strawberry-flavored.

Don’t believe me?  Check for yourself.  Google “strawberry cookies” and notice that they are all made with strawberry cake mix, or freeze dried berries, or even strawberry milk mix.  Which actually doesn’t sound bad, but it doesn’t help me use up the 4 pounds of fresh berries in my fridge either.

I ate a few plain berries with this Key Lime Fruit Dip while I thought about it.

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My second idea was to make strawberry frosting.  I went all out and spent a half hour on a batch of Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream.  Either I am really bad at Swiss meringue buttercream, or it is fussier than I was led to believe.

Probably both.

True story: after my meringue frosting disaster, I dropped onto my bed in frustration, only to have my husband point out (quite animatedly and repeatedly, actually) that I had frosting all over my face.

No, I did not go into a homicidal rage.  But I did contemplate it.

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In the end, the frosting was far easier than I expected it to be.  However, I did learn one very important trick.

The trick is to create a puree ahead of time, that has been reduced.  This concentrates the strawberry flavor, and reduces the water content.  Let it cool, and you’ll have no trouble at all mixing it with butter and powdered sugar to make one tasty fresh berry buttercream.

Which is perfect, because the cookies were crazy easy, too.  Summery, easy, and delicious… it’s the trifecta of perfect cookies!

 

 

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Strawberry Lemonade Cookies
 
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A soft lemon cookie with fresh strawberry frosting.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 1.5 dozen
Ingredients
COOKIES:
  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
FROSTING:
  • 3 T. butter, softened
  • 3 T. strawberry puree *(see notes)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
FOR COOKIES:
  1. Mix all ingredients until well combined. Drop small spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.
FOR FROSTING:
  1. Combine all ingredients, and mix until smooth and soft.
  2. Frost the bottom side of one cooled cookie, and sandwich it with a second cookie of a similar size.
Notes
To make strawberry puree, dice several berries (about 5-6) and place in a saucepan with 1-2 tsp. water. Bring to a boil, and use a fork or potato masher to mash berries. Continue cooking until puree is reduced by about half. Let puree cool completely before using.

 

Oreo Cookies (Small and Crispy)

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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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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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